PVD Coating


Black continues to be one of the most popular colors on many consumer products including home hardware, kitchen and bath fixtures, automotive components, firearms, luxury goods, and more – and consumers are often willing to pay a premium for black metallic coatings on these products.

Applying black metallic coatings has historically been extremely difficult because there are no naturally occurring black ceramic or metallic materials. Many coating developers deposit soft, non-ceramic black particles (such as graphite) into harder materials. The size and distribution of these particles help the film coating absorb light, but the process requires complex controls (and often produce a yellowish tinge). Furthermore, with some techniques, the impurities added to the coating material result in a soft, less durable coating. These inferior coatings may degrade over time.

VaporTech® black PVD coating eliminates these issues. It is not only visually impressive but also adds a durable layer of protection to parts and products. This black coating produces a true, neutral black using physical vapor deposition (PVD).


VaporTech Black PVD Coating

To help your company meet consumer demand, proprietary VaporTech systems are able to create the black coating consumers prefer – a deep, dark color that will not fade or discolor. This coating is perfect for a broad range of products including home hardware, plumbing products, sports equipment and firearms, medical devices, automotive components, and other consumer products.

What PVD coating equipment do I need to make black PVD coatings?

The secret to depositing these finishes is using our patented Low-Temperature Arc Vapor Deposition (LTAVD®) process. The VaporTech VT Series of PVD systems utilizes this technology and allows companies to create our black coating as well as the other many vibrant colors that are in high demand by consumers. Our systems can coat with chemical vapor deposition (CVD), PVD, and diamond like carbon (DLC) finishes.


VaporTech thin-film systems can deposit finishes that are up to


harder than plated chrome.

Contact Vapor Technologies, Inc., at 303-652-8500 if you would like to learn more about our black PVD coatings.  We are a Colorado-headquartered company that has been providing reliable and versatile PVD coating equipment for more than 20 years.

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