Surface Coating / Alfa Chemistry

Customized Nanocoating on Nickel Substrate


Because of their exceptional hardness and corrosion resistance, nickel and its alloys are crucial engineering metals. In a variety of field applications, nickel metal with a functional surface offers numerous performance benefits. Therefore the preparation of nickel coatings with unique properties such as superhydrophobic, corrosive, and self-cleaning on nickel surfaces is widely considered in surface engineering.

Alfa Chemistry provides unique functionalized coating services for nickel substrates for our customers. You can increase the performance of practically any nickel-based product with our extensive and simple-to-apply professional coating treatment solutions. Join together with us to bring your nickel surfaces to life!

Extensive Surface Modification Technology Options

Alfa Chemistry provides a number of surface modification methods that can be used to functionalize nickel surfaces and provide a variety of performance improvements. Our nickel substrate surface modification possibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Surface Waterproofing Coating Technology - Nickel substrates can be functionalized to be extremely water and oil-resistant, as well as highly repellent to practically all liquids.
  • Hydrophilic Coating Technology - We functionalize nickel substrate surfaces to make them very hydrophilic using hydrophilic coating technology.
  • Adhesion Promotion Coating Technology - We functionalize nickel substrates to improve the adhesive capabilities of the surface using adhesion promotion coating technology.
  • Particle Modification Coating Technology - Alfa Chemistry can improve particle behavior, minimize aggregation, and maximize cross-linking by functionalizing nickel powders and particles.
  • Lubricant Coating Technology - Nickel substrates can be functionalized to reduce surface friction.

Our nanocoatings are optically clear and extremely long-lasting.

Extensive Surface Modification Technology Options

Learn more about our hydrophobic and oleophobic coatings.
Learn more about our hydrophilic coatings.
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Alfa Chemistry Coating Solution Cases

Case 1: Ammonium chloride as a crystal modifier

For the fabrication of nickel coatings with a graded structural morphology, ammonium chloride as a crystal modifier is dded to the plating solution. The nickel surface can have a range of qualities due to this unique coating structure, including hydrophobicity and corrosion resistance.

Case 2: Al2O3 coating on nickel microbubbles

Metal microbubble surface coatings for gas-liquid-solid microfilled beds have received a lot of interest in recent years, owing to the benefits of microfilled beds, such as their compact size, large specific surface area, good mass and heat transfer performance.

Because of its high specific surface area, corrosion resistance, thermal stability, and chemical stability, Al2O3 powder is employed for the coating. Alfa Chemistry employed chemical etching to pretreat the nickel substrate surface, followed by slurry circulation to successfully prepare the monolithic catalyst coating, to increase adhesion between the coating and the foam metal substrate. The nickel microfoam coatings are likely to be utilised in catalytic processes in microfilled beds.

Schematic diagram of substrate pretreatment and slurry coating processes.Fig 1. Schematic diagram of substrate pretreatment and slurry coating processes. (Ma C, et al. 2021)

Why Choose Alfa Chemistry?

  • Our custom coatings are lightweight, environmentally friendly and safe.
  • We create the right solution for the specific requirements of your product.
  • We have extensive experience and have been working on surface chemistry technologies related to nickel.


  • Ma C, et al. (2021). "An Efficient Method for Enhancing Adhesion and Uniformity of Al2O3 Coatings on Nickel Micro-foam Used in Micropacked Beds." Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering. 39: 162-172.

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