PVD Coating Process
Applying PVD coating to SS sheets is also known as sputtering. The process of PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) coating works by depositing plasma on the SS sheet’s surface. The SS sheets will be now stronger and look shiny due to this new coating layer. PVD coated SS sheets are preferable due to their longevity. The plasma on the SS sheets gives advantages such as:
- adds durability
- enhances their resistance to corrosion, rust, heat, oxidation, scratch, etc.
- ensures a long-lasting beauty
Moreover, the PVD coating also enables you to get a variety of colors such as green, yellow, blue, etc.
Compared to other finishing processes such as powder coating and electroplating, PVD coating is a more environmentally friendly option. Powder coating and electroplating use toxic cleaning solvents and acids. On the other hand, PVD coating has virtually no byproducts and doesn’t use toxic cleaning solvents. The process of PVD coating also has:
- no emissions of harmful gases
- no water wastes produced
Moreover, PVD coating does not restrict the SS sheet’s ability to be recycled.
The PVD coated SS sheets are used for decorative purposes, building exteriors, and interior applications. They can be used for:
|Width||1000mm, 1219mm, 1250mm, 1500mm, or Customized.|
|Length||2000mm, 2438mm, 2500mm, 3000mm, 3048mm, or Customized.|
|Thickness||0.3 mm – 3.0 mm, or Customized.|
|Colors||Silver, Gold, Purple, Rose Gold, Champagne, Rose Red, Copper, Black, Blue, or Customized.|
|Standards||JIS, AiSi, ASTM, GB, DIN, EN.|
PVD Coated SS Sheet Benefits
The PVD coating makes the SS sheets more durable and 10 times harder. PVD coating also increases the SS sheets’ resistance to:
Due to that, PVD coated SS sheets are more long-lasting, more corrosion-resistant, and stronger than the traditional finishes.
Compared to other finishing processes such as electroplating, PVD coated SS sheets are easier to maintain. PVD coated SS sheets have excellent resistance to UV and tarnish. Their coating protects them from pitting and discoloration. Therefore, the amount of maintenance needed will be reduced.
PVD coated SS sheets ensure long-term durability. That means that you will have fewer maintenance costs.
PVD coated SS sheets are recognized for their corrosion resistance. However, PVD coated SS sheets react differently against corrosion depending on their SS grade. As an example, there are grades that can withstand crevice corrosion and pitting corrosion. There are also other grades that have resistance to galvanic & stress corrosion cracking.
For various types of corrosion, PVD coated SS sheets are the ideal choice.