PVD coatings

PVD Coated Stainless Steel 

Finding the right protective coating for our stainless-steel products is simple once you understand the benefits of different types of our protective coatings. PVD, or Physical Vapour Deposition, coatings are a group of thin-film coating processes used to put various materials onto our stainless-steel products. These protective coatings are applied in a vacuum environment, where solid materials are vapourised and then condensed onto the stainless steel, creating a thin, durable, and when required – decorative coating.

Advantages of PVD Coated Stainless-Steel Grates

PVD coatings offer big advantages when applied using vacuum coating processes to our stainless steel-grates. PVD coatings, because of its excellent adhesion to our grates, can help enhance everything from longevity to aesthetics.

Diverse Coating Materials: PVD coatings can be made from a variety of materials, including metals, ceramics, and certain compounds. Common materials used in PVD coatings include titanium, titanium nitride, chromium nitride, zirconium, and others. This range of materials used for PVD coating can offer different coating thickness’ suited to different applications.

Hardness and Durability: PVD coatings are known for their hardness and wear resistance. They can significantly enhance the surface hardness of stainless steel, making it more resistant to abrasion, scratching, and corrosion.

Decorative Finishes: PVD coatings are often used for decorative purposes in architectural design. These coatings can provide a wide range of colours and finishes, including gold, silver, black, and various metallic shades.

Improved Friction and Wear Properties: Our PVD-coated stainless-steel surfaces offer reduced friction and improved wear resistance, making them ideal for grates.

Chemical Resistance: Depending on the material used for the PVD coating, it can offer enhanced chemical resistance, making it suitable for applications in aggressive environments or where exposure to corrosive substances is a concern.

Precision and Consistency: Our PVD coatings are applied with precision, allowing for controlled thickness and uniformity across complex shapes and surfaces.

Environmental Benefits: PVD coating processes are generally environmentally friendly, as they are carried out in a vacuum, minimising the release of harmful emissions, and reducing waste.

PVD coatings have become increasingly popular due to their ability to enhance both the functional and aesthetic properties of our stainless-steel products so they can be used in a wide range of applications.

Talk to our friendly and professional team at Auswave to discover the advantages of PVD coated stainless steel.

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