Physical Vapour Deposition (PVD)

PVD coating processes are compatible with a wide variety of substrates including stainless steel, high carbon steel, glass, ceramics, chrome, and select plastics. In some instances, they are harder and more corrosion resistant than coatings applied by the electroplating process. Most coatings have high temperature and good impact strength, excellent abrasion resistance and are so durable that protective topcoats are almost never necessary. Another important consideration is that these films are more environmentally friendly than traditional coating processes such as electroplating and painting

Impreglon, Inc. is a coating service provider specializing in the application of Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) coatings. Over the past decade, these coatings have become standards in many industries including medical/surgical, automotive, aerospace, tooling, plastics, hardware, metal forming and cutlery to name just a few. We offer both Cathodic Arc and Magnetron Sputtering technologies that are designed to produce the highest quality coatings in a quick and efficient "job" production setting. Our proven application expertise combined with our extensive inventory of target materials ensures that we will be able to meet your most demanding application requirements.

Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD), also termed "atomic deposition" is a process through which material vaporized from a source (target) is transported in the form of a vapor through a vacuum to the substrate where it condenses. "Layers" are deposited atom by atom or molecule by molecule at sub-atmospheric pressure (vacuum) onto a solid surface. Depending on the application requirements, there may be multiple layers of different materials. In general, a thickness of less than one micrometer is generally referred to as a Thin Film. The films can vary in color and performance attributes.

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While there are many materials that are applied using this system, the most common “targets” used include: Titanium (Ti); Zirconium (Zr); Chromium (Cr); Gold (Au); Silver (Ag); Tungsten (W); Copper (Cu) and Hastelloy. 
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The majority of “Functional Coatings” are applied using this technology. Parts that are coated utilizing this technology require a metallic base. 
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