Quality Tin Plating Services from Klein Plating Works

Klein Plating Works (KPW) offers industrial tin plating services in accordance to MIL-T-10727 or ASTM B545. We offer a RoHS compliant, whisker free bright or matte tin finish. Tin is a white deposit that is non-toxic and corrosion resistant making tin plated metals prevalent in the food processing and shipping industries as well as the electronics industry for connectors, semi-conductors, components, etc. Tin plated metals are also used for soldering purposes because it protects the base metal from oxidizing thus it allows for an active soldering surface.

The benefits of tin plated metals include:

  • Solderability
  • Good Corrosion Resistance
  • Excellent Heat Conductivity
  • Very Malleable
  • Non-Toxic
  • Decorative Value
  • Excellent Lubricity

Due to its dangerous practice, KPW does not have the capability to reflow tin. However, we have never encountered the problem of “whisker” growth in our tin metal finishes. We have solved many customers’ reflowed tin problems using our matte tin plating services which are continuously monitored in-house. Our specialized electroplating team is more than happy to plate samples with our tin plating process as a substitute for your reflowed tin requirements.

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Types of Tin Plating KPW Offers

Bright tin plating offers a shiny decorative finish with organic brighteners.

Matte tin plating offers a dull grey finish of pure tin.

Tin Plating Specifications

  • AMS 2408
  • MIL-T-10727
  • ASTM B545
  • Custom Specifications

Tin Plating Methods

Properties of Tin

Latin Name: Stannum
Chemical Symbol: Sn
Atomic Number: 50
Atomic Weight: 118.7
Elemental Category: Post-transition Metal
Melting Point: 231.93 °C
449.47 °F
Density: 7.365 g/cmᶟ
Valence: 2 - Stannous
4 - Stannic
Appearance: Silvery - White
Dull to Lusterous