EPC has been specially developed for use in electro-plating and anodising plants. EPC is not absorbed by plating solutions like ordinary mineral oil based grease can be; this is particularly relevant when used for hard chrome when very costly damage can be caused to the electrolyte. Ordinary greases will also rapidly deteriorate in a plating shop and leave an insulating layer on the contacts, an issue that does not occur when EPC is used. Application of EPC onto metal interfaces reduces resistance and energy consumption, thereby reducing voltage drop at connections and ensuring that the maximum plating current flows for any applied voltage. The product also inhibits against corrosion, reducing the frequency of cleaning.