Silver plating refers to the process of covering a conductive surface with silver to prevent it from corrosion while adding a lustrous shine to it.Silver is a white colored semi-precious metal with an oxidizing property. Due to its property of high electrical conductivity it is used in electronics and semiconductor industries.
Silver is also an excellent conductor of heat and offers great solderability. It is malleable and has a high degree of Lubricity. Silver finds usage in bearing surfaces and anti-galling applications. Being ductile, it may be bent into any shape and is hence preferred by jewelry and flatware industries for its decorative appeal.