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Metals: R-Rounds

Vale (formerly INCO®) R-Rounds® electrolytic nickel is the world's most popular non-activated anode material for general purpose plating with baskets.

It has an ideal shape for use with titanium anode baskets. The button shape prevents bridging of the material as it is dissolved and helps the load settle uniformly in the basket.

R-Rounds® electrolytic nickel is safe to handle, with no sharp corners, and is supplied in convenient 10 kg (22 lb.) bags.  The product flows and packs well into all standard and shaped baskets of various mesh sizes.

Its dissolution characteristics are typical for non-activated nickel anode materials.  It dissolves non-uniformly producing a tiny amount of metallic residue. It is essential to have chlorides present in the electroplating solution for R-Rounds® electrolytic nickel to dissolve efficiently.

The advantages associated with its shape, such as improved settling in baskets, safe handling,and improved flow ability compared to squares of various sizes, have made this the preferred non-activated product for nickel plating worldwide.

Quality management systems for the production, packaging and marketing of R-Rounds® electrolytic nickel have been registered and comply with the requirements of ISO Standard 9002-94.

Forms: Button-shaped pieces of  nickel approximately 23 mm (0.90 in.) diameter and about 8 mm (.32 in.) thickness.

Packaging Density: About 4.6 kg/dm(0.17 lb/in.3) of basket capacity.

Typical Chemical Analysis: 

Nickel plus Cobalt: 99.995%

Cobalt: 0.065

Copper: 0.009

Carbon: 0.003

Iron: 0.0005

Arsenic: 0.0015

Lead: 0.0003

Zinc: 0.0004

Sulfur: 0.0002

Exceeds the chemical requirements ASTM B 39 and ISO 6283, NR9980


10kg (22 lb.) plastic bags; 5 bags per box; 20 boxes per pallet, stretch-wrapped. Net weight 1000 kg (2204 lb.)

250kg (551 lb.) steel drums; 4 drums per pallet, stretch-wrappd. Net weight 1000kg (2204 lb.)

Also available in 2 metric tonne bags.




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