ORMECON® chemical tin

Ormecon immersion tin is a method for chemical tin plating of copper surfaces.
The special on Ormecon process is a 0.08 micron thick layer of organic metal, which optimally prepares the surface for subsequent tinning and then prevents the 'diffusion of copper through the tin.

Ormecon ® CSN meets all modern requirements for PCBs.

Chemical Nickel-Gold

Since early 1990s the alloy surface (nickel / phosphorus & gold) is one of the most versatile surfaces. In this method, a nickel layer forms the diffusion barrier between copper and solder alloy. The gold is dissolved in the solder joint and the liability / IMC formation is done with the nickel layer. Electroless nickel-gold requires an upstream copper activation to start the nickel deposition. The nickel layer increases mechanical vias and increases the abrasion resistance.

Galvanic Nickel-Gold

The nickel-gold plating-surface is abrasion-resistant and corrosion free and therefore it is often used for components with increased mechanical stress (male).
The resist coated circuit board is first provided with an electroplated nickel layer> 3μm as a diffusion barrier (preventing that the subsequent gold gradually "disappears" by diffusion). After the nickel plating followes by the actual galvanic golding. Gold layer between > 0.4μm to 2μm are deposited. This depends of the purpose. For plugs the number of jacking cycles is applied.


Not every surface is equally suitable for every use.