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Brightener and brightener additive

An additive to the electrolyte to produce a bright layer. Particularly used in nickel plating, the organic substances are absorbed at the cathode, producing brightness as their deposition potential increases. This causes increased nucleation - fine crystalline nickel precipitate results, which provides the luster.

- Gloss carriers are primary gloss additives. They include sulfonamides and acids of the substances naphthalene, benzene and alkyl sulfonate.
- Brighteners are the secondary brighteners. They ensure a considerable increase in cathode potential and thus the deposition of bright nickel layers.

However, brighteners cannot be used without the addition of brighteners, since the coatings obtained by them are still brittle and thus do not produce a visible brightener.

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