TE Connectivity announces new nickel PTFE plating for connectors to reduce cadmium use

HARRISBURG, PA. TE Connectivity has announced a new RoHS-compliant nickel polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) plating for its DEUTSCH standard MIL-DIL-38999 Series III connectors. In addition to TE’s black zinc nickel plating, the PTFE plating is also in compliance with new environmental regulations to reduce the use of cadmium.

The PTFE plating is non-magnetic and non-reflective, and is Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)-qualified. It offers the same level of electrical performance, harsh environment protection, and temperature ranges as finishes. The PTFE plating is suitable for use in aerospace, automotive, communications equipment, de-icing equipment, electric drive vehicles, mass transit, next-gen harsh-environment vehicles, and power generation.

“With the new nickel PTFE-plated connectors and other recently launched products, TE offers a wide range of plating options that allows parts with different platings to be connected in existing applications with minimal risk of galvanic corrosion,” assures Chris Novak, product manager for TE’s global DEUTSCH division.

The new nickel PTFE plating is available on TE’s DEUTSCH standard MIL-DTL-38999 Series III and DTS High Current connectors. For more information, visit www.te.com/NiPTFE.

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