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Tin is a soft ductile metal that is white in appearance. The deposit can be a bright finish or matte finish. It has great solderability and lubricity properties along with being non-toxic.

Some applications of tin are:

  • To prevent corrosion in food containers.
  • Soldering of electronic components.
  • Provide lubrication or anti-fretting during break-in of moving components (Matte finish only).

Current tin plating finishes provided by Hohman Plating are:

  1. Acid Tin (Bright deposit)
  2. Stannate Tin (Matte deposit)

Methods of application for Acid and Stannate Tin are rack and barrel plating.