Differences between galvanic chrome plating and PVD coatings
Chrome plating and, more generally, galvanic coatings, have always been a valid method used among the common surface finishing methods, together with painting (liquid, powder), anodizing and other solutions, to offer a pleasant appearance and at the same time confer a certain duration in time to the object in question.
Decorative PVD coatings have been and are used as a quality alternative to the traditional and best known surface finishing methods. Taking the cue from the functional (or technical) PVD treatments, the aesthetic characteristics of the coatings have been improved and applied to products in the most varied sectors, such as taps,jewelry,handles,boating,eyewear,cutlery and watchmaking.
- Hypoallergenic and non-toxic, no transfer of contaminants;
- Authorized for use in the food and medical sector by the American FDA;
- No atmospheric release during processing;
- Total absence of cyanides, nickel or other toxic substances;
- they perfectly comply with the initial conditions of the surface to be coated (glossy, satin-finished, opaque, etc.);
- High physical and mechanical resistance, including to atmospheric agents;
- High surface hardness;
- Limited coating thickness: does not interfere with mounting with holes and threads.
Galvanic plating Characteristics:
- High productivity;
- Low process costs;
- Well-known and well-established technology;
- Possibility of coating various metals, up to ABS plastic.
Coat your item with a PVD finish!
If until now you have only used finishes with galvanic plating to cover your objects you just have to try one of our PVD finishes. Today we have a wide range of color tones reproducible in PVD, we are at your disposal for any information/need.