Call: +44 (0)1202 692416

Tin Plating (Sn)

Tin is a soft, malleable, silvery-white metal that is available in abundance throughout many parts of the world. Tin-plating is used extensively to protect both ferrous and nonferrous surfaces. It provides sacrificial protection for copper, nickel and other non-ferrous metals, but not for steel. Tin plating is a non-toxic, ductile and corrosion resistant finish.


Tin plating has applications in the electronics industry because of its ability to protect the base metal from oxidisation, therefore preserving solderability.

Our Expertise

TPG have a number of processes available (either dull / matt or bright) to electroplate tin using jigs, barrel and selective / all over reel to reel plating.

  Tin Plating (Sn)

Technical Information

Types Plating Methods Base Materials Properties Specifications Density p(kg/m3) Melting Point Degrees Cent. Electrical Resistivity
(10-8 Ωm)
at 0°C
Bright, Dull Jig/Vat/Rack, Barrel, Reel to Reel (all over, selective) Copper Alloys, Steel, Aluminium Ductile, Conductive, Corrosion Resistance DEF 03-08,
BS 1872,
MIL-T-10727 replaced by ASTM B545
7285 232 11.5