WEST HAVEN, CT -- Enthone Inc. has begun construction on a plating applications laboratory here, with a operations scheduled to begin in September.

The site will evaluate and validation Enthone processes prior to beta-site field testing, conduct training and process capability demonstrations, identify and implement processing methodologies, and perform collaborative plating work with key customers.

The state-of-the-art applications laboratory will house multiple, high performance plating lines that will enable processing of Enthone functional, decorative and electronics coatingss. Specifically, dedicated plating lines for Enthone plating-on-plastics, copper/nickel/chrome, passivation processes, surface preparation chemistry, zinc and zinc alloys, hard chrome and electroless nickel will be installed. Lines for connector and leadframe precious and base metal plating, PWB fabrication final finishes, oxide replacement alternatives and metallization processes will also be fully operational.

The lab will be managed by Robert Collin, applications and technology manager.
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