All That Glitters is Not Gold—But It May Be Gold PVD Coating

All That Glitters is Not Gold—But It May Be Gold PVD Coating

One of the most frequent questions we get asked about our decorative PVD offerings is if it is possible to match the appearance of real gold (both white gold and rose gold) with our durable coatings. If you are reading this blog because you have that same question and...
Top 3 Decorative PVD Colors & Coatings for 2022

Top 3 Decorative PVD Colors & Coatings for 2022

Ever see an older house with pink bathtubs, avocado green refrigerators, and black toilets and wonder what folks were thinking back then? Some trends don’t age well. Fortunately, today’s physical vapor deposition (PVD) color trends are more subtle, sophisticated, and...
What is DLC, Also Know As, Diamond Like Carbon Coating?

What is DLC, Also Know As, Diamond Like Carbon Coating?

In the world of materials and finishes, Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC), also called amorphous carbon (a-C), is not one coating but an entire category of coating materials. DLC has properties that change depending on the bonding of the carbon atoms and presence or lack of...
PVD Colors: How to Ensure Beautiful, Consistent Colors

PVD Colors: How to Ensure Beautiful, Consistent Colors

Appearance, along with function, defines most consumer products ranging from faucets to automobiles. However, the appearance of a product can be challenging to communicate and assess. First, there is a vast and inconsistent vocabulary for defining PVD colors in the...
Why Hardness Matters: 5 Top Coating Hardness Questions Answered

Why Hardness Matters: 5 Top Coating Hardness Questions Answered

1. What is coating hardness? Hardness is the crucial parameter in understanding the structural stability of a material you use, whether it in the form of a coating or a solid mass. Specifically, hardness is the relative measure of superficial physical strength of...
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