Tin Plating


Keystone Corporation offers a wide selection of tin plating options that can be customized to meet our customers' needs.  Our tin plate offers excellent solderability and ductility, as well as a relatively pore-free deposit with a long solderability shelf life. Tin plating is also not easily oxidized in air and has good conductivity. It is corrosion resistant and is generally considered to be non-toxic and non-carcinogenic. 


Characteristics of bright Tin

Bright Tin plating has a high degree of luster and is usually the choice for applications with electrical contacts. This could be applications such as bus bars, terminals, and switching components. 


Characteristics of Matte (Solderable) Tin

Matte tin has a dull or semi-bright appearance. The deposit is free of co-deposited brighteners found in bright tin plating. It has disperse reflectivity with a lower internal level of stresses. Matte tin is characterized by low whiskers growing. 


What Are The Benefits of Tin in the Electroplating Process?

Tin is a popular choice for electroplating? But why? One of the biggest reasons is the extreme cost-effectiveness for this process. Tin can be used in various industries such as:

  • Aerospace

  • Electronics

  • Telecommunications

  • Food Service

  • Jewelry Manufacturing

  • and more



Keystone Corporations tin coating have proved invaluable in countless military, aerospace, commercial, communications, and electronics applications.  Keystone Corporation offers both rack and barrel applications for tin and can process Stannate Tin parts up to 10 feet in length. Keystone offers tin plating in:

  • Bright
  • Matte
  • Stannate



Keystone Corporation meets the following specifications: 

  • ASTM B545 - Classes A,B,C,D,& E
  • MIL-T-10727 - Classes A,B,C,D,& E

Keystone Corporation can assist in completing commercial orders ranging from a few specialized pieces to an extra-large run of materials. We maintain superior quality control through the entire finishing process ensuring top quality tin plating at an affordable cost for any project. Contact Keystone today to receive a personalized quote based on the specific requirements of your business.


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An engineer might use tin plating to protect a circuit board from oxidation. A company may use tin plating to allow different metal components within a product to look uniform for a better aesthetic. There can be many uses for tin plating. Contact our experts to see if tin plating is a good fit for your next project. Whether it is plating small pieces or large equipment. Our team has dealt with projects of all sizes and is up for the task.

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