What's the difference between PVD, Electroplated and Powder Coating?


Physical Vapor Deposition (or PVD) is an advanced surface treatment technology that uses gas discharge to partially ionize the gas or evaporated substance under vacuum conditioning. The benefits of this technology are strong film adhesion and durability.



Electroplating is a process that allows for electric currents to dissolve metal to form a metal coating for additional durability. A product is placed in a bath of nickel, this helps to resist corrosion. The product is then dipped into a pigment chrome solution, the product is then further coated in a lacquer depending on the finish selected.



Powder Coating is the most environmentally friendly method of applying a finish to metal. An electrically charged powder is coated using an electrostatic spray gun to spray the electrically charged powder onto a surface. This is then placed in a curing oven at 200 degrees to complete.

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