Electrolysis

An electrochemical process that consists of passing an electric current through an ionized, charged solution (called an electrolyte), causing negative ions in the solution to collect at an anode and positive ions to gather at a cathode. The process of electrolysis is used in the copper- and chrome-plating of cylinders used in gravure printing, and for anilox rollers used in flexography. (See Electroplating.)

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