The electrodeposition process produces a foil of consistent quality in lower thicknesses and greater widths than can be achieved by conventional metal rolling. Electroformed nickel foil has very high chemical purity, excellent surface finish and good etching characteristics. Its applications include battery mesh, heating elements, bursting discs, gaskets, lead frames and printed resistor/circuit boards. Other applications have utilised the inherent magnetic properties of nickel.
- Thickness 8-110 microns (0.00031-0.0043 in)
- Width up to 512 mm (20.15 in)
- Weight (in rolls) up to 50 kg (110 lb); e.g. approximately 1400 m at 8 microns and approximately 124 m at 110 microns