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Red Spot's UV Curable Coatings for PVD applications (Physical Vapor Deposition) are quickly being utilized across virtually all industries. These coatings' exceptional performance, plus their savings in time, money and floor space, are finding new applications every day.
What is PVD?
Physical Vapor Deposition, or PVD, is a group of vacuum coating techniques that are used to deposit thin film coatings that enhance the properties and performance of tools and machine components. PVD coatings deposited using vacuum coating machines are used in a vast array of industries and hundreds if not thousands of applications as diverse as "self-cleaning" windows, medical implants, cutting tools, decorative fittings and Automotive components.
Current PVD Markets include:
- Heavy Truck
- Packaging Containers
- Misc. Applications
The Most Advanced Technology in Decorative Finishes
When choosing Red Spot PVD coating technologies, you are choosing the most advanced technology in decorative finishes available on the market. Red Spot's PVD basecoats provide a rich, mirror-like surface which allows a thin layer of metal to be deposited. The top coat applied over the PVD layer provides the performance characteristics needed to pass the OEM's toughest requirements.
PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) Advantages
- Ability to achieve appearances that are not available using traditional chrome plating techniques
- PVD can be used on a large variety of plastic substrates and metals
- PVD offers a green approach to the decorative finishing process
- No hazardous waste - PVD coatings can be applied without the potentially harmful chemicals or hazardous waste associated with chrome plating
- No Hexavalent chromium - PVD is environmentally friendly and eliminates the chemical treatment normally associated with traditional chrome
The PVD Process
PVD is the deposition of a metal onto a substrate through changes in the physical state of the metal (solid to gas to solid). Our lab is equipped with a Hartec B23 sputtering unit. Having our own sputtering unit in-house allows us to quickly create sample parts in order to meet your development time line. Our A2La Certified Test Lab allows us to test industrial standard specifications.
A Global Leader in UV and PVD
Red Spot Paint & Varnish is a global leader in the development and production of high performance coatings for a variety of industries including automotive, packaging and appliances. With over 20 years of UV experience, Red Spot is an industry leader in the design and development of high performance UV formulations, application support and line design.
The recent development of our exterior durable PVD coatings adds to this industry leader trend. In the automotive market, Red Spot is the leading supplier of UV-curable coatings, including high performance UV basecoats and topcoats for metalized reflectors.
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