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AAO the First Qualified Supplier of Multiple Mil-Spec Plating Alternatives to Cadmium


April 15, 2013

Amphenol Aerospace Operations has received authorization from the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) for their Black Zinc Nickel, "Z" Class plating finish. This qualification covers all Amphenol Aerospace Series III D38999 connectors. Black Zinc Nickel and Durmalon are the only qualified Mil-Spec approved alternatives to Cadmium.

As commercial, industrial, and military markets are rapidly moving away from hazardous materials such as Cadmium, Amphenol is proud to be the only supplier offering customers two non-hazardous finishes. The Black Zinc Nickel and Durmalon finishes are RoHS compliant and meet or exceed MIL-DTL-38999 specifications. Both Black Zinc Nickel and Durmalon plating finishes can withstand 500 hours of dynamic salt spray and 500 mating cycles. Both plating options are also conductive and non-reflective.

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For more information about the Black Zinc Nickel and Durmalon plating finishes contact Kyle Brown at 607.563.5335 or kbrown@amphenol-aao.com or visit www.amphenol-aerospace.com.