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Surface Finishing

Your chemical solution provider for surface finishing additives.

There are a great diversity of applications and processes in the metal finishing market, our portfolio of commodity and specialty products can help meet your needs.  Whether it’s meeting a new regulatory requirement, launching a new process, or troubleshooting we have the technical and application expertise, along with product innovation know-how to support.



We know that the first step in your finishing process sets you up for an efficient operation. Our portfolio includes soak cleaners, electro cleaners, acid cleaners, alkaline cleaners, spray cleaners, pickling additives, specialty surfactants and aluminum pretreatment chemistries provides solutions for a wide array of metals. 


Univar Solutions offers chemistry for the variety of metals that can be plated. We provide solutions   for corrosion protection as well as products for decorative and functional plating processes. Whether you are plating metal or plastic, we have chemistries that will help you achieve your desired outcome.


Univar Solutions understands how important meeting that hard-to-reach spec can be. As a result, we carry a wide range of specialty additives allowing you a competitive edge. Some of the specialty products include; sealers, paint pre-treatment, rust preventives, paint strippers, etchants, and many other bath promoters to help you meet all of your demanding customers' needs while staying competitive with the market.

Our broad and diverse range of products can aid you in running an efficient and effective plating line.

+ Cleaners
  • Soak Cleaners
  • Electo Cleaners
  • Acid Cleaners
  • Alkaline Cleaners
  • Spray Cleaners
  • Pickling Additives
  • Aluminum Pretreatment
  • Corrosion Protection
+ Zinc Plating – Acid and Alkaine
  • Zinc, Zinc Nickel
  • Zinc Alloy Plating
  • Zinc Nickel, Zinc Iron, Tin Zinc
  • Zinc Flake Coating - Black and Silver
  • Passivates
  • Sealers
+ Functional Plating
  • Electroless Nickel Plating
  • Tin Plating
  • Cadmium Plating
  • Trivalent Hard Chrome
  • Hard Chrome
+ Decorative Plating
  • Nickel Plating
  • Copper Plating
  • Chrome Plating
  • Trivalent Chrome Plating
  • Precious Metal Plating
+ Plating on Plastics



Additional Resources

In addition to our extensive portfolio, we can provide consultative tech services to assist with performance criteria for your plating line. Learn more about how our team of experts can help improve your processes. 

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