HSO Main Processes
HSO Main Processes

HSO Main Processes: Maximum diversity. Maximum quality!

HSO covers with the most versatile innovations the whole range of processes for the surface treatment. Plastics, aluminium, electroless nickel or zinc. Mat or bright. Decorative or functional. We have the answer to your question regarding surface treatment. Contact us!

HSO Decorative Processes

HSO Copper
ProcessTypeApplicationRemarks
HSO CU-αlphaAcidicMain use for POPOne-Step, water-soluble, colouring-free
HSO CU-600AcidicMain use for POPWater-soluble, colouring-free
HSO CU-HD 500AcidicMain use for POP and metalWater-soluble, colouring-containing, well-levelling
HSO CU-CKCyanideZinc diecast, flash copper ironMat to bright look
HSO CU-CFACyanide-free, alkalineFlash copper iron, zinc diecast, non-ferrous metalSatin-mat look
HSO Nickel
ProcessTypeApplicationRemarks
HSO Ni 110Semi-bright nickelRackExtremely low-sulphur, (double nickel), especially for POP applications
HSO Ni Level 5Bright nickelRackExtreme high levelling (metal application)
HSO Ni 130Bright nickelRack / barrelHighly levelling, individually adjustable, especially for POP applications
HSO MIPO HDXMicro-porousRackFunction layer, corrosion protection
HSO Ni 180Micro-crackRackFunction layer, corrosion protection
HSO Ni 190 AntiqueAntique nickelRack / barrelColour nickel (anthracite)
HSO Ni 1000Bright nickelBarrelHighly levelling, individually adjustable
HSO Satin Nickel
ProcessEffectApplicationOEM Colour Shade
HSO ContiNi R4Standard mat effectRackPeugeot (Satin Chrome)
HSO ContiNi R5Structured mat effectRackAudi (3Q7)
Mercedes (Silver Shadow)
HSO ContiNi R6Intensive mat effectRackVolvo (Blasted Metal)
HSO ContiNi R6 PlusStainless steel effectRackPorsche (Galvano silver 09)
BMW (Chrom Pearlgrey)
HSO ContiNi R7Intense textured matt effectRackBMW (Chrom Seidenmatt)
HSO ContiNi R8Standard mat effectRackVolvo (Silk Metal)
HSO ContiNi R9Fine matt effectRackBMW (Perlglanzchrom)
HSO Chrome
ProcessApplicationFunction
HSO Chrome 97Decorative and functional application in automotive and sanitary fieldBest corrosion protection for nickel-plated layers
HSO Chrome 98Decorative and functional application in automotive and sanitary fieldBest corrosion protection for nickel-plated layers, liquid catalyst, simple handling
HSO EcoChrome GreyDecorative application in automotive and sanitary fieldDeposited from trivalent chrome electrolytes, noble dark optics
HSO Chem-Pass HDElectroless passivation for HSO EcoChrome III layersImmersion process for increase of the corrosion protection
HSO Eco-Pass CRElectrolytic passivation for HSO EcoChrome III layersIncrease of the corrosion protection in combination with HSO Chem-Pass HD
HSO Chrome Wetting Agent UltraPFOS-free, liquid additive for chrome bathsForms dense foam cover, prevents aerosols, continuous dosing
HSO Chrome Wetting Agent OptiwetPFOS-free, liquid additive for chrome baths, partially fluoridatedForms dense foam cover, prevents aerosols
HSO Tin
ProcessTypeApplicationRemarks
HSO Bright TinSulphuric acidRack / BarrelHighly bright, reduced tin (IV)-forming
HSO Tin Alloys
ProcessApplicationCharacteristics
HSO Vulcan GreyRack / BarrelAnthracite, optimum throwing power, design look
HSO Vulcan Grey DarkRack / BarrelDark variant of Vulcan Grey, anthracite, optimum throwing power, design look
HSO White Bronze
ProcessTypeAbrasion Resistance
(acc. to Erichsen)
Wear Behaviour
(acc. to Taber)
Hardness
(acc. to Vickers)
HSO White Bronze EvolutionLead-free10 mg/5,000 strokes60 mg/1,000

circulations
450 HV 0.1
HSO White Bronze PBFLead-free10 mg/5,000 strokes60 mg/1,000

circulations
450 HV 0.1
HSO White Bronze TECLead-free5 mg/5.000 Hübe60 mg/1,000

circulations
550 HV 0.1
HSO Yellow BronzeLead-free5-7 mg/5.000 Hübe

40 mg/1.000

circulations

350-380 HV 0.1

HSO Plating on Plastics: HSO EcoPlast®-System

HSO Plating On Plastics
ProcessCharacteristics
HSO EcoEtchChrome (VI)-free etch based on an acidic permanganate solution
HSO Activator UPalladium activator, colloidal, highly active
HSO Activator HDPalladium activator, colloidal
HSO Activator HPAHigh-Performance Palladium activator, colloidal
HSO EcoPlast AcceleratorHighly effective removal of the tin protection colloid
HSO EcoPlast Accelerator 2-K LHighly effective, selective removal of the tin protection colloid to avoid overgrowth
HSO EN 2-KConditions adapted to 2-K technology
HSO EN EcoPlastAmmonium-free, extremely stable electroless nickel
HSO EN EcoPlast 601Extremely stable EN, infinite service life
HSO PrecodipFlash copper (replacement pre-nickel)
HSO Chromium Wetting Agent OptiwetPFOS-free, highly efficient wetting Agent for chromic acid pickles

HSO Plating on Aluminium

HSO Plating On Aluminium
ProcessApplicationBase MaterialDetails
HSO Superclean ALSoak cleanerAluminium and aluminium alloysSilicate-free
HSO Pickle Degreaser ALAcidic pickling of aluminiumAluminium and aluminium alloysUniform pickling attack
HSO Aluminum PickleAlkaline pickling of AluminiumAluminium and aluminium alloysFast pickling attack
HSO Pickle SiAlAcidic pickling of aluminium

Aluminium
(Silicon-containing)

Nitrate-containing
HSO Superstain AL.Aluminium and aluminium alloysFast pickling attack
HSO ZnEtch IIIActivation of aluminiumAluminium and aluminium alloysCyanide-free
HSO Zincate Pickle IVActivation of aluminiumAluminium and aluminium alloysCyanide-free
HSO ZnEtch HDActivation of aluminiumAluminium and aluminium alloysCyanide-free
HSO Zincate Pickle FActivation of aluminiumAluminium and aluminium alloysAcidic
HSO Electroless Nickel ALNickel parting layer on zincate-treated aluminiumAluminium and aluminium alloysHighly stable

HSO Electroless Nickel

HSO Electroless Nickel
Process

Deposition rate
(µm/h)
Phosphorus Content
(wgt-%)
Hardness
HV 0.1
Brightness Degree

ELV- & ROHS-conformalRemarks

HSO Electroless Nickel Evolution L18-251-4650-700Satin mat - matxFunctional field
HSO Electroless Nickel Evolution M10-206-9450-500BrightxAllround bath
HSO Electroless Nickel Evolution H8-10> 10450-550BrightxHighest corrosion protection
HSO Electroless Nickel 603 H12-206-9450-500Highly brightxEspecially suitable for barrel applications
HSO Electroless Nickel 60415-251-3650-700Satin mat - matxLayers with cpression strength and high deposition rate
HSO EN 60713-206-9450-500Highly brightAllround bath
HSO Electroless Nickel 6128-12> 10450-550BrightxHighest corrosion protection
HSO Electroless Nickel 6138-10> 10500-590BrightxHighest corrosion protection, ammonium-free
HSO EN 61015-256-9Mixed hardnessHighly brightHard matter dispersion layers
HSO Electroless Nickel 6115-89-10Mixed hardnessSatin matxNi/P-/ PTFE-Schichten
HSO EN 62015-256-9Mixed hardnessSatin mat - matHard matter dispersion layers

HSO Zinc und Zinc Alloys: HSO EcoPROTEC® System

HSO Zinc
ProcessTypeApplicationRemarks
HSO NEXT ZNAlkaline, cyanide-freeRack / BarrelHigh-performance process, high deposition rate, excellent metal distribution
HSO DiamondAlkaline, cyanide-freeRack / BarrelHigh-performance process, highest brightness, high deposition rate
HSO Zinc 421Alkaline, cyanide-freeRack / BarrelWell-proven process, technical look, universally applicable
HSO Zinc HT+Acidic, ammonium-freeRack / BarrelSimple handling, best brightness, no turbidity point, robust process
HSO Zinc HT EcoAcidic, ammonium-freeRack / BarrelIron precipitation by air-injection possible, simple handling, best brightness
HSO Zinc Alloys
ProcessTypeDescription
HSO PROTEC IIIAlkaline, cyanide-free10 - 15 % nickel embedding rate, high current densities applicable, especially for rack applications, stable-high efficiency
HSO Zinc NickelAlkaline, cyanide-free10 - 15 % nickel embedding rate, ductile deposition possible, suitable for rack and barrel as well, highest efficiency
HSO Zinc Nickel DUCAlkaline, cyanide-free10 - 15 % nickel embedding rate, approved process, easy handling, best ductility
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