Pavco, Inc.

9401 Nations Ford Rd.
Charlotte , NC 28273 US



Pavco Gains Further Auto OEM Specification Approval

Pavco Inc. of Charlotte, NC is pleased to announce the approval of numerous HyPro™ Compliant Chemistry technologies for use on zinc plated, passivated fasteners for the Chrysler Group.  Effective as of 4/30/13, Pavco products HyProBlue™, HyProTec™ HyProCoat™ 320, HyProCoat™ 330 and SuperSeal™ are approved for use on Chrysler Group specification PS-8814.


This recent approval adds to growing list of automotive OEM specification approvals for Pavco. For more information on this and other approvals please visit Pavco’s compliant chemistry page at   

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Company Profile

 Advanced Chemistries.

Pavco Updates

New Compliant Chemistry Logo The most successful compliant chemistry line of products has an updated new look for 2011.

Industry Leading Chloride Zinc Nickel

Just as the ad says, innovation this dramatic rarely comes around.

As Seen In Products Finishing

Increasing Low Current Density (LCD) Coverage in Trivalent Chromium
Many factors can influence the low current density (LCD) coverage in a trivalent chromium system. Pavco decorative team manager Shane Moore discusses ideas for improving both chloride and sulfate systems.

Pavco Grows Portfolio of Metal Finishing Technologies
Pavco to showcase systems for alloys, zinc, nickel, chrome, copper and newly released conversion coatings.

pavlish family at open house

Pavco Opens New Headquarters, Labs and Pilot Center
North Carolina facility has 40,000 square feet that expands its research and customer service departments.

Pavco NiClipse C Provides Uniform Deposits
Pavco offers a diverse portfolio of metal finishing technologies.

Meeting Thickness Requirements in Bright Nickel Systems
If you are having trouble meeting minimum thickness requirements in the normal cycle time, Pavco’s Josh Fish has some solutions for you.

Pavco plated hex nuts

Finishing Options Include Hex-Chrome Alternatives
At Sur/Fin 2018, Pavco will showcase metal finishing systems for alloys, zinc, nickel, chrome, copper and conversion coatings, with an emphasis on decorative hexavalent chrome alternatives and general compliant chemistries.

Sockets barrel coated with Pavco's Hex-A-Gone Revolution trivalent chromium coating

A ‘Revolution’ in Chrome Barrel Plating
Pavco’s Hex-A-Gone Revolution trivalent coating option captures the advantages of both chrome and barrel processing.

TABLE 1 - Low Alloy: 6-12% Nickel, 5-10 μm Thickness

How to Use XRF Testing Instruments to Accurately Measure Zinc Nickel
Q. What are the XRF testing requirements for plating zinc nickel alloy?

A Conversation with…Brad Majoy, Pavco
When he isn’t preaching the gospel of hex chrome replacement, Majoy can be found on a lake somewhere with his trusted lab, Lilly, or pounding golf balls on a course.

Photograph courtesy of Pavco Inc.

Pavco Completes Acquisition of Plating Process Systems
Decorative offering is strategic complement for Pavco's distribution chain.

C&R Plating Completes $2.5 Million Expansion
Project includes a 6,600 square foot addition and a new 8-station rack zinc and zinc nickel plating line.

Pavco Offering Solutions For Decorative Hex Chrome Alternatives, General Metal Finishing Chemistries
Pavco will showcase systems for alloys, zinc, nickel, chrome, copper and conversion coatings at NASF Sur/Fin trade show in Chicago, June 8-10.

Indepedent Plating Line

Making the Switch from Hex to Tri Chrome
Massachusetts finisher Independent Plater switches with the help of TURI university program

Plating fasteners

Coating by the Billions
A Raymond Tinnerman coats automotive parts fasteners and clips … a lot of them

Pavco Opens New Technical Pilot Center in Charlotte
Facility consists of over 40 process tanks designed for maximum pre- and post-plate flexibility, offering a diverse offering of finishing processes include zinc, nickel, chrome, antimicrobial, copper, alloys and tin.

A Conversation With ... Scott Pavlish, Pavco Inc.
Scott Pavlish wasn’t around when his family started Pavco Inc. back in 1948, but his leadership of the company in the last decade has been just as important. Pavlish is president of one of the leading developers of chemical processes in the metal finishing industry.

antimicrobial coating

Pavco rolls out germ-killing metal finish
Antimicrobial protection is electrodeposited in the nickel, providing strong and long-term antimicrobial effectiveness.

Zinc generation tank—overhead view.

Zinc Electroplating
Choosing the best process for your operation.

commercial applications

Nanotechnology in Finishing
Very small particles are having A Very large impact on coating materials and processes

parts for a roller coaster ride

Awesome Alloy
Switch to tin cobalt alloy eliminates chrome

60 racks per hour

Rising from the Ashes
How one finishing job shop expanded its plating business the hard way.

Product Categories of Pavco, Inc.

Acid Salts
Anti-Mist Chemical Additives
Bright Dips
Chemical Coatings
Chromate Conversion Coatings
Cleaning & Pretreatment Chemicals
Cleaning Chemicals, Aqueous
Coatings, Electrocoatings
Dyes for Chromate and/or Phosphate Coatings
Inhibitors, Acid Pickling
Nickel Activators
Passivation Processes
Phosphate Coating Chemicals
Plating Processes
Plating Processes for Plastics
Plating Processes, Alloy: Chromium Substitute
Plating Processes, Cadmium
Plating Processes, Chromium
Plating Processes, Chromium, Colored
Plating Processes, Chromium, Trivalent
Plating Processes, Cobalt, Cobalt Alloy
Plating Processes, Copper
Plating Processes, Nickel
Plating Processes, Tin
Plating Processes, Zinc
Plating Processes, Zinc-Cobalt
Plating Processes, Zinc-Iron
Plating Processes, Zinc-Nickel
Rinse Aids
Rust-Preventive Chemicals & Oils