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Walter Giurlani   Dr.  Graduate Student or Post Graduate 
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Walter Giurlani published an article in July 2018.
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Department of Chemistry “Ugo Schiff”, University of Florence, via della Lastruccia 3, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Italy

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Article 3 Reads 0 Citations Electroplating for Decorative Applications: Recent Trends in Research and Development Walter Giurlani, Giovanni Zangari, Filippo Gambinossi, Mauri... Published: 25 July 2018
Coatings, doi: 10.3390/coatings8080260
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Electroplating processes are widely employed in industrial environments for a large variety of metallic coatings, ranging from technological to decorative applications. Even if the galvanic electrodeposition is certainly a mature technology, new concepts, novel applications, environmental legislation and the new material requirements for next-generation devices make the scientific research in this field still very active. This review focuses mostly at the decorative and wearable applications, and aims to create a bridge between the past knowledge and the future direction that this process, i.e., electrodeposition, is taking. Both the theoretical fundamentals as well as some of the most widespread practical applications—limited to metallic and alloy coatings—are explored. As an integral part of the industrial process, we take a look at the main techniques thought which the quality control of deposits and surfaces is carried out. Finally, global industrial performance and research directions towards sustainable solutions are highlighted.
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