Quality Tin-Lead Solder Plating Services from Klein Plating Works

Klein Plating Works (KPW) offers industrial tin-lead solder plating services in accordance to Mil-P-81728. KPW offers a variety of tin-lead plating options, including 60/40, 90/10, and 95/5 tin-lead contents. Our team of industrial platers will work with you to determine the best specs for your needs.

Solder (also known as tin-lead) is a deposit containing a mixture of tin and lead. Solder plating is used on wire and electrical contacts to protect the base metal from oxidizing, it enhances solderability, and provides corrosion protection. Solder plated metals are often used in the electronics industry when solderability is a must. Tin-lead plating also helps eliminate the problem of tin "whiskers". However, due to the lead, solder has toxic properties and has become regulated. Please keep in mind that tin-lead solder plating, by its nature, is non-RoHS compliant.

The benefits of tin-lead solder plating include:

  • Improved Solderability
  • Corrosion Protection 
  • Oxidation Resistance   
  • Etch Resistance  
  • Tin "Whisker" Elimination

Types of Solder Plating KPW Offers

  • 60/40 Solder: Matte and Bright Finish
  • 90/10 Solder: Matte and Bright Finish
  • 95/5 Solder: Matte Finish

Solder Plating Specifications

  • MIL-P-81728
  • AMS-P-81728
  • Custom Specifications

Solder Plating Methods

Properties of Solder (Tin/Lead)

Latin Name: Solidare - "to make solid"
Chemical Symbol: Sn/Pb
Atomic Number: 50/82
Atomic Weight: 118.7/207.2
Elemental Category: Post-transition Metal
Melting Point: 60/40 - 370 °F
90/10 - 428 °F
Alloy Range: Tin - 5%-95%
Lead - 95%-5%
Appearance: Silvery - Grey
Dull to Lusterous