ROHS Compliant Alternatives to Cadmium Plating

Product Alternate to Cadmium Platings Product Alternate to Cadmium Platings


Amphenol Aerospace
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Amphenol provides multiple options for alternate to cadmium platings, including Durmalon, Black Zinc Nickel, and the new AP-93 1000-hour salt spray approved plating. Amphenol uses the RoHS requirements and the latest revisions to the MIL-DTL-38999 specification to develop these platings.

Features & Benefits:

  • Shell-to-shell conductivity, <2.5 millivolts
  • 500 mating cycles
  • Up to 1000-hour salt spray requirement (AP-93 plating)
  • Temperature Rating: 347 °F (175 °C) (392 °F/200 °C for AP-93)
  • EU RoHS/ELV Compliant
AP-93 1000 Hour Alt-to-Cad Plating

Durmalon Plating Information

Black Zinc Nickel Plating Information

RoHS Compliant Platings Data Sheet
Amphenol Aerospace offers Durmalon and Black Zinc Nickel as RoHS compliant alternatives to Cadmium.
AP-93 Plating Data Sheet
Durable REACH/RoHS compliant plating for aluminum connectors, which outperforms Cadmium and exceeds 1000 hour salt spray requirements.