In addition to creating an aesthetically-pleasing product, nickel is also sought after for its corrosion-resistant properties. It also improves solderability and lubricity. Nickel provides a great combination of corrosion and wear resistance.
It can provide excellent adhesion properties for subsequent coating layers, which is why it is often used as an “undercoat” for other coatings. It is widely used commercially because of its beneficial properties and versatility as a coating material. The properties and appearance can be customized to specific needs.