ELECTROLESS NICKEL is a nickel coating deposited by chemical reduction of nickel ions. The most widely used reducing agent is sodium hypophosphite. The thickness of the deposited coating is uniform over all areas of the work-piece that are in continuous contact with fresh plating solution. The process is applicable to a wide variety of metal and nonmetal substrates. This datasheet provides information on composition, physical properties, hardness, elasticity, and tensile properties. It also includes information on corrosion and wear resistance as well as heat treating and joining. Filing Code: Ni-332. Producer or source: Occidental Chemical Corporation.