Tin plating is a process of electrodeposition of a thin layer of tin onto the surface of a metal substrate, most commonly tin is used to coat copper, copper alloys, and steel, but also has applications on aluminum.

Tin has many benefits including:

  • Excellent solderability
  • Corrosion/oxidation resistance
  • Good conductivity
  • Malleable
  • Non-toxic
  • Cost effective

Tin plating is used in a wide variety of industries, most notably electronics. Lead-free versions can be plated as a bright or matte/dull deposit.