NSC Electroplating cc has been operating since 1996. Although Nickel Silicon Carbide electroplating (Nikasil) is a well-established technology, there were no companies providing this service in South Africa.

The market was too small for the bigger companies to consider and the cylinders had to be sent to England or Germany to be repaired.

The alternative was to buy a new cylinder - not a cheap option!! 

In many cases the cylinders are no longer available as the agents did not keep stock. In some cases expensive porting work or other modifications have been carried out on the cylinders.