PVD-coating / TiN-coating

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PVD-coating / TiN-coating

The PVD / TiN-coating process is increasingly demanded by architects, product designers and a large number of other users.

Naturally, mirrorINOX being an expert when it comes to surface treatments, is focusing strongly on using this pvd process to predominantly coating stainless steel sheets and other having gained vast expertise with this technology.

The commonly used terms “PVD-coating”, “TiN-coating” or “titanium nitride coating” stand in principle for one and the same process and are used synonymously when it comes to coating of stainless sheets.

Stainless steel PVD-coating – the PVD-coating process explained

In contrast to alternative coatings, for example galvanic processes, PVD-coating / TiN-coating uses no toxic or environmentally harmful substances.

Additionally, the extremely thin layers of the coating are very natural in their metallic and lively appearance, which distinguishes them decisively from alternatives such as wet painting, powder coating or anodized finishes.

Therefore, the PVD-coating process clearly proves to be an excellent method to coat the substrates. By the vapor deposition, not only are physical and technical advantages created, such as an increase in hardness or improvement in corrosion resistance, but also an optically high-quality refinement of these substrates
is achieved when coated with the thinner layers.

In the case of stainless steel PVD, for example, the colored surface coatings obtained with the PVD technology do not only protect the substrate, but also create fascinating metallic and optically extremely attractive shades, which range from champagne, yellow gold and brass to rose gold and bronze to anthracite and black.

Those fascinating colours, in combination with various basic surfaces, give the stainless steel an exclusive appearance and create brilliant examples of applications in architecture and product design for both indoors and outdoors.

What is PVD?

PVD is the process of Physical Vapor Deposition. The PVD / TiN-coating of large areas (sheets) is carried out with the help of ARC evaporation,
in which the "target material" in the form of a solid is brought to evaporation by means of an arc so that it can later be applied to the sheet or workpiece.

By adapting suitable reactive gases, different temperatures and other machine parameters, the chemical combination of metal and non-metal achieves different colors on the surface of the sheets or workpieces.

PVD-coating or TiN-coating: What is the difference?

As mentioned earlier, the abbreviation PVD, which refers to the English term "Physical Vapor Deposition" and also the term “TiN”, the abbreviation which derives
from the chemical compound titanium nitride (a hard metallic material made of titanium and nitrogen, typically of a golden yellow color), both define the same process of physical vapor deposition, and denote the same group of vacuum-based coating processes or thin-layer technologies.

As such, we will gladly advise you about these and other technical details as well as the possibilities mirrorINOX is able to offer when it comes to the PVD process.
We promise to our utmost to not let you in the dark about the PVD services we offer to you as it is in our strong belief that transparency is a fundamental right
of any customer.

mirrorINOX – Whether titanium nitride coating or PVD coating:
Stainless steel is our core competence

Our specialist staff has been working intensively on this unique coating technology for two decades and are developing constantly new properties and designs
for potentially new applications and projects.

Our currently two PVD-coating lines are configured with the latest tailor-made, state-of-the-art technology. Combining both ensures outstanding results.

Unmatched colour accuracy, largest dimensions and geometries, high capacities and production speed when coating sheets and parts giving mirrorINOX
its place amongst the world's top manufacturers. We pride ourselves in offering a high end PVD-coating service - and rightfully so.

An impressive array of prestigious, exclusive large-scale projects, numerous smaller objects and applications with our products can be found globally and
give a clear testimonial.

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