Nowadays rhodium price is increasing exponentially. Companies in the jewelry and fashion accessories sector need to make a choice: increase prices, change materials, or find new solutions.
Legor Group and its highly advanced R&D laboratory are always looking for new ways to meet the market requests.
To face the drastic increase in rhodium price, which as of today* has reached 500 EUR/g, we come to you with an alternative: PTLUX, a new plating process that that makes possible the electrodeposition of platinum bonded in alloy with a minor percentage of ruthenium.
PTLUX has been developed with the aim of obtaining a precious white finishing, even whiter than pure platinum, at a lower price compared to rhodium and less subject to market fluctuations
*data for January 2021
Whiter color compared to pure platinum (reduction of b* coordinate)
Further savings compared to pure platinum deposition
Easy to use
Good performance as intermediate layer before the final color finishing