Our Services

Metals Plated

Aluminum Bus Bar
Copper Bus Bar




Finishing Types


Maximum Length

12 ft

QC Process & Certification

Plating to Customer, Military, and ASTM Specifications

ISO 9001:2000 Compliance

Waste treatment standards that exceed EPA requirements


On-site laboratory

X-ray fluorescence technology

Local pick up and delivery service

Convenient location (centrally located and easily accessible for air, truck, and rail transportation)


Effective customer service

Quality finishes

Expeditious lead times

Prompt response to quote requests

Competitive pricing

Thoroughly trained staff and technical support

Bright and matte finishes are two distinct types of surface treatments applied to metals such as aluminum and copper, especially in applications like bus bars, which are crucial components in electrical power distribution. These finishes not only affect the appearance of the metal but also have practical implications for their performance, durability, and application suitability.

Bright Finish

A bright finish on aluminum and copper is achieved through a plating process that results in a highly reflective, shiny surface. This is often accomplished by electroplating metals with a thin layer of another metal, such as tin, nickel, or silver, which enhances the conductivity and corrosion resistance while providing a visually appealing surface. The process may involve polishing and buffing steps to achieve the desired level of shine.


  • Aesthetic Appeal: The shiny surface is visually attractive, which can be important in applications where appearance matters.
  • Corrosion Resistance: A bright finish often provides a protective layer that enhances the metal's resistance to oxidation and corrosion, making it suitable for harsh environments.
  • Improved Conductivity: For electrical applications, the plating materials used to achieve a bright finish can improve the conductivity of the bus bars, enhancing electrical performance.
  • Ease of Cleaning: The smooth, glossy surface is easier to clean and maintain, which can be beneficial in environments where cleanliness is a priority.

Matte Finish

A matte finish provides a non-reflective surface that is more subdued compared to a bright finish. This finish can be achieved through different processes, including bead blasting, chemical treatments, or the application of a matte plating material. The result is a uniform, textured surface that diffuses light rather than reflecting it.


  • Reduced Glare: The non-reflective surface minimizes glare, which can be important in environments where excessive light reflection is undesirable.
  • Conceals Fingerprints and Smudges: Matte surfaces are better at hiding fingerprints, smudges, and minor imperfections, reducing the need for frequent cleaning.
  • Improved Grip: The textured surface can offer a better grip, which might be beneficial for certain applications where handling is important.
  • Aesthetic Versatility: Matte finishes offer a modern, sophisticated look that can complement various design aesthetics.

Application to Plating Aluminum and Copper Bus Bars

  • Environmental Suitability: The choice between bright and matte finishes for aluminum and copper bus bars can depend on the environment in which they will be used. Bright finishes might be preferred in indoor settings for their aesthetic and reflective qualities, while matte finishes could be more suited for outdoor or industrial applications where glare reduction and corrosion resistance are prioritized.
  • Electrical Performance: Both finishes can enhance the electrical conductivity of bus bars when plated with materials like tin or silver. The choice may depend on specific performance requirements, including the need for low electrical resistance and high durability.
  • Maintenance and Durability: Matte finishes might be chosen for environments where low maintenance and high durability are required, as they are better at hiding wear and tear. Bright finishes might be more suitable for controlled environments where the appearance of the bus bars is a consideration.

Our state-of-the-art on-site laboratory is equipped with cutting-edge X-ray fluorescence technology, providing accurate and efficient analysis for a wide range of materials.

Located conveniently at a central hub, our facility ensures easy access for air, truck, and rail transportation.

We also offer a hassle-free local pick-up and delivery service, ensuring your samples are handled with care and delivered promptly.

Experience seamless testing and transportation solutions tailored to meet your needs at our facility.

  • Nickel Plating: Provides corrosion resistance, wear resistance, and good solderability.
  • Silver Plating: Enhances electrical conductivity, high-temperature performance, and offers anti-tarnish properties.
  • Flash Plating: Offers quick corrosion protection and improved solderability.
  • Tin Plating: Facilitates soldering, is cost-effective, and provides environmental protection against corrosion.
  • Our plating process adheres to specific standards set by customers, military regulations, and ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials). Following these specifications ensures that the plated products meet the desired quality and performance requirements outlined by customers, military standards, and ASTM guidelines. Quality control measures are implemented throughout the plating process to ensure compliance with these specifications, thereby guaranteeing the quality and reliability of the plated products.

  • ISO 9001:2000 is an international standard for quality management systems. Compliance with ISO 9001:2000 signifies that the company has established and maintains effective quality management processes. This includes processes for monitoring and controlling various aspects of production, such as product design, manufacturing, testing, and customer service. Adhering to ISO 9001:2000 standards, demonstrates our commitment to consistently delivering products and services that meet our customer requirements and comply with applicable regulatory requirements. We continuously improve product quality and customer satisfaction.

  • Additionally, our waste treatment practices go beyond the minimum environmental standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). We monitor and manage waste disposal processes to ensure compliance with environmental regulations and prevent harm to the environment. Exceeding EPA requirements demonstrates its commitment to environmental stewardship and responsible waste management practices. Quality control measures are implemented in waste treatment operations to minimize environmental impact, reduce pollution, and ensure compliance with stringent waste treatment standards.

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