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PVD Coatings

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PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) Nanotechnology uses a high-tech process that molecularly bonds a brilliant metallic finish to a chrome plated plastic product or component. The hard finished surface is by far the most durable metallic finish on plastic available in the market. PVD is an environmentally friendly, process that will not corrode, discolor or tarnish over time. For example, we use PVD for showerheads requiring a robust stainless-steel finish, appliance bezels needing a “black chrome” finish and cosmetic cases sporting a “dark gold” appearance.

The PVD process happens in a vacuum chamber on site at relatively low temperatures. The result is a long lasting “stainless steel” finish durable brushed nickel or a brilliant brass finish.

Electroplating and Brushing

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A brilliant, robust chrome plated surface adds substantial value to a plastic product or component. Our supply base can plate to any reasonable specification on a large variety of plastic substrates. Our suppliers are experts and are environmentally friendly.

 

"trivalent chrome" plating process. and "hexvalent chrome" are both available. 

Recent advances in trivalent chrome introduces cost-effective special finishes for the sanitary industry. Virtually any chrome color or thickness is achievable thanks to the dedication from our in-house master platers.

Our ability to offer a wide range of surface finishing techniques along with our vertically integrated manufacturing services allows us to produce quality plastic products at very competitive prices.

Powder Coating

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 Powder coating is a type of coating that is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder. The main difference between a conventional liquid paint and a powder coating is that the powder coating does not require a solvent to keep the binder and filler parts in the coating and it is then cured under heat to allow it to flow and form a "skin". The powder may be a thermoplastic or a thermoset polymer. It is usually used to create a hard finish that is tougher than conventional paint. Powder coating is mainly used for coating of metals, such as household appliances, aluminium extrusions, drum hardware and automobile and bicycle parts. Newer technologies allow other materials, such as MDF (medium-density fibreboard), to be powder coated using different methods. The powder coating process was invented around 1945 by Daniel Gustin US Patent 2538562. 

Anodizing

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 Anodizing is an electrochemical process that converts the metal surface into a decorative, durable, corrosion-resistant, anodic oxide finish. Aluminum is ideally suited to anodizing, although other nonferrous metals, such as magnesium and titanium, also can be anodized. 

Carbon Fiber

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Other treatments

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 Do you have unique finish requirements such as brushing, tumbled finishes, or two-toned?  We may have a solution for you.