Donghong Craft & Art Co., Ltd. Donghong Craft & Art Co., Ltd.
Donghong Craft & Art Co., Ltd.

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  • The background fabrics of embroidery patches The embroidery badge is one of the main products of Donghong Craft & Art Co.,Ltd. The main background fabrics of the embroidery badges are as follows:The twill fabric. The raw material is 100% pol...
  • The Differences between 2D Badge and 3D Badge Generally, most of the badges would be made of two dimension design, but there are also many customers prefer the 3D design badges. So what are the differences between the 2D Badge and 3D Badge?The di...
  • Notice on Protection of Electroplated Satin Series with Electrophoresis Satin color plating has been porpular in the metal craft and gifts industry because of its higher quality looking comparing to the shiny plating. But its disadvantage is that the satin plated products...
  • Notice of Fidget Spinner exportation from DHL Fidget Spinner has been the hottest items in the past several months. As its widely exporting and fast development, more and more regulations and policies have been issued to complete its market requi...
  • The border of the Embroidery Patch There are various handling methods for the borders of the embroidery patchesMerrow border: this is the most conventional handling method. Usually, the merrow border would be suitable for the patched w...
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Will the Color of the Electroplating Badge Fade?

The electroplating (except copper and silver) of metal lapel pin is not easy to fade unless the electroplating coat falls off. But after all, the plating color is only a thin layer attached to the metal surface, so it can't be unchangeable or permanent. After some time, the color of the plating will gradually fade due to long-term use and improper rubbing behavior, while it is a normal situation.

The electroplating is the process of using electrolysis to coat a metal membrane on the surface of metal or other materials. Thus, it can prevent oxidation (such as corrosion) and improve wear resistance, electrical conductivity, reflective, corrosion resistance and enhance aesthetics. 

Speaking of electroplating, take gold plating for example, it can be divided into gold e-coating, imitation gold plating and genuine gold plating. The genuine gold plating is expensive, usually when customers have specific requirements for genuine gold plating, we will proceed accordingly. In other cases, we usually plate the imitation gold + e-coating for protection, which could solve the issue that the imitation gold color would fade easily, but also no need to worry about the expensive cost as genuine gold.

Generally, there are three reasons for the discoloration. First, the bottom layer is not good, the base should be plated with silver. Copper plating or nickel plating as base will cause color changing, because copper or nickel will spread to the gold layer. Second, the gold plating layer is too thin. Third, the product is not cleaned by pure water thoroughly. If it is imitation gold, it should be protected with high quality transparent coating. 

Therefore, customers should choose the correct plating method and reliable manufacturers according to their actual positioning and demand of products to avoid unnecessary problems and loss.

Keywords: metal lapel pin, electroplating

Electroplating Badge
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