MacDermid’s Electrolac UV coating system has enabled the company to expand its Fashion Finishes line to include colored metallic coatings that can be used on heat-sensitive substrates such as plastics, zinc die cast and aluminum. The system applies colored, UV-curable electrophoretic lacquer over nickel and chrome electroplated coatings.
Electrolac UV features low-temperature operation and curing, and can be used to achieve high-gloss or satin finishes with improved corrosion and wear properties.
Editor PickFinishing Lines Per Shop
The average plating shop has about eight finishing lines in use, while the average Top Shops has almost 13 lines, according to the 2017 Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey results.