The use of nano-scale Cirrus Dopant™ to improve existing coatings.

The use of nano-scale Cirrus Dopant™ to improve existing coatings.

The use of ceramic nano-powders to create composite coatings is well known but is neither simple to industrialize nor environmentally friendly. Patented Cirrus Dopant™ technology from Cirrus Materials Science offers the performance advantages of nano-composite coatings without the implementation and process drawbacks. Cirrus Dopant™ technology is applicable to commercial baths for a large variety of electrolytic and electroless deposited coatings including Ni, Ni-P, Ni-B, Co-P, Au, Ag, Sn, and Zn-Ni. Successful application of the technology simply requires optimization of the specialized Dopant™ to the bath. This paper discusses the process and results for nano-doping commercially important coating baths.