PVD stands for Physical Vapor Deposition thin-Film Coating is a Process in Which a Solid Material, Often a Metal, is Vaporized in a Vacuum And Deposited, Atom-By-Atom, Onto The Surface Of a Part. The Pvd Process Forms a Thin, Bonded, Metal Or Metal-Ceramic Layer On The Surface That Greatly Improves The Appearance, Durability, And/Or Function Of A Part Or Product. The Deposition Process Can Be Easily Customized To Change The Color, Durability, Or Other Characteristics Of A Coating. Yes Pvd Is A Super Hard Coating That Is By Far The Most Durable Coating Available Today. Superior Quality That Will Outlast Any Traditional Finish.
The Advantages of PVD Coating
PVD coating is a good option for applications that require an extremely thin functional coating. PVD coating processes deposit a layer of high density material that’s only a few microns thick. Once applied, the coating is nearly impossible to remove, and won’t wear off on its own. Additional benefits include:
- Long term cost savings
- A vast array of colors
- Waste reduction
- An Eco-friendly method with no use of chemicals. Other processes use chemicals and further require extensive cleanups.
- Usage on inorganic material
- Uniform and conformal coating – will not alter critical dimensional tolerances of components and parts
- Corrosion resistant and chemically stable
- Not affected by most acids and alkalis
- Lower maintenance cost
- Increased quality of the PRODUCT
- More environmentally friendly than traditional coating processes such as electroplating and painting
- More than one technique can be used to deposit a given film.
Stainless steel products do not corrode easily, however this does not mean the surface finishes are impervious to pollutants, strong sunlight and weather conditions. Different conditions and environments may have an effect on the finish of stainless steel. Pollutions such as exhaust emissions, acids and other pollutants in the air are the major cause of discoloration or ‘tea staining’, as well as deposits in the air settling in the surface grain of the metal.
To keep a well maintained, long lasting, visually appealing finish you will need to do routine maintenance. lf the cleaning and maintenance schedule is not followed your stainless steel can be permanently damaged.
When wiping down, ALWAYS follow the stainless-steel lines or surface direction. You MUST rinse the surface thoroughly when washing is complete so that no washing liquid residue is left on the coloured stainless steel surface.
|PVD.COATED CLEANING METHODS|
|DO NOT USE||Wire Brush, Hydrofluoric Acid, Hydrogen Peroxide|
|DAILY CLEANING||Wipe Gently The Surface Of The Stainless Steel Sheet,Using A Fine A Cotton Cloth Soaked With Either Soap Water Or Natural Detergent(Diluted With 30-40% Water).Rinse With Water & Use A Fine Cotton Cloth To Dry And Absorb Excessive Water.|
|ADHESIVE RESIDUE||Apply A Small Amount Of Alcohol; Clean Off Then Rinse And Wipe Dry With Soft, Clean Cloth|
|RUST-SPOTTING||Use Appropriate Washing Solution To Wipe Off, Rinse With Clean Water And Thoroughly Dry With Soft Clean Cloth.|
|FINGER PRINT CLEANING||It Can Also Be Substituted By Organic Solvent Such As Acetone Or Alcohol.Rinse With Water & Use A Fine Cotton Cloth To Dry And Absorb Excessive Water.|
|OIL, FAT AND GREASE||Grease Or Oil Marks On The Surface Can Be Removed By Organic Solvent Such As Acetone Or Alcohol. Rinse With Water & Use A Fine Cotton Cloth To Dry And Absorb Excessive Water.|
AVOID / DO NOT USE:
-Harsh polishing cleanser (Handy Andy, Jex, etc.)
-Harsh chemicals (strong acidic or alkaline materials such as hydrochloric acid, sodium hydroxide, etc.).
-Any abrasive substance (dirt/mud, ceramic items, etc.).
-Chlorinated cleansers, sanitizers or bleach of any kind.
-Steel wool, steel utensils or any object made of steelOr metal, left in contact with stainless surface (hair pins, paper clips, aerosol cans).
-Scotch-Brite type pads on high polished surfaces.
-Seawater or excessively hard water. Salt or salty foods allowed to dry on surface.
-Leaving scratches in metal surface (soil can collect in these, preventing surface from 'healing'). -Leaving hard water sitting (evaporating) for extended periods, allowing mineral deposits.