Influence of nickel ions for electroless Ni-P plating on polyester fabric

R. H. Guo, Shou-xiang Kinor Jiang, C. W.M. Yuen, Man Ching Frankie Ng, G. H. Zheng

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Properties of electroless Ni-P plated polyester fabric mainly depend on the plating bath constituents/conditions. The effects of NiSO4concentration of the plating bath on the deposition rate, phosphorus content, surface morphology, and crystal structure of the electroless Ni-P plated polyester fabric were investigated. The study revealed that phosphorus content in the deposits decreased at higher NiSO4concentration. SEM micrographs showed that nodule size of the Ni-P deposits increased. All the Ni-P deposits had an amorphous structure. The electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding effectiveness (SE) of electroless Ni-P plated polyester fabric was evaluated. With the rise of nickel ion in the solution, the EMI SE of the Ni-P plated polyester fabric increased.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-176
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Coatings Technology Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2012


  • Electroless plating
  • Electromagnetic interference shielding
  • Ni-P
  • Nickel ions
  • Polyester fabric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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