Vacuum/Vapor Coating

Vacuum coatings use technology to create a sub-atmospheric pressure environment and an atomic or molecular condensable vapor source to deposit thin films and coatings. The vapor source may be from a solid or liquid surface (physical vapor deposition - PVD), or from a chemical vapor precursor (chemical vapor deposition - CVD).  

A Lustrous Example of Expanding a Plating Operation

Ohio’s Lustrous Metal Coatings Pins Growth on Acquiring Other Manufacturing Operations

Winona Coatings Rolls Along With PVD, Powder Coatings

The physical vapor deposition (PVD) coating provides the reliability of a painted wheel but the look of chrome and saves 1-2 pounds of weight on each wheel.

Experts

Vacuum Coating

I am interested in coating PVC foam boards with paint. I heard that vacuum coating is a process that will work for this application. Can you direct me to a company that can either supply the equipment to vacuum coat, or provide the service to vacuum coat? Are you aware of any other methods that could be used to coat these boards?

Experts

Stripping PVD Coating

Can you give me any suggestions for stripping the gold colored PVD? Alternately can the PVD layer be activated so gold can be plated over it?

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INNOVATIONS

Advanced Finishing Technologies Pilots Closed-Loop Vacuum Evaporation System

Custom-designed chrome reclamation system minimizes water and chemical consumption, and waste effluent.


Idvac's Polymer Nanolayer Protects Metallized Copper

Vaccum-deposited nanolayer is designed for variety of uses in security, decorative, packaging, agriculture and solar markets.