Silver plating involves the use of current in electrolytes enriched with silver salts to deposit silver onto conductive workpiece surfaces. Silver coatings are characterized by excellent electrical conductivity, good chemical resistance and high ductility, which is why they are ideal for soldering. What is more, they reduce transition resistances and have a self-lubricating effect.
Due to their excellent electrical conductivity, silver coatings are used, inter alia, in the electronics, high-voltage and telecommunications industries. Stainless steel connectors and shut-off valves, for example, are finished with silver plating to reliably prevent fretting and corrosion.