Types of PVD Coating – Performance, Decorative & Diamond-Like Carbon

VaporTech offers a variety of PVD coating colors for your company’s equipment and systems, so you receive what you want and need. Our types of CVD and PVD coating include: VT Decorative™, VT Functional™, and VT Diamond™.

CVD and PVD Coating Colors

VaporTech physical vapor deposition (PVD) and plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PE-CVD) thin-film coatings are designed to enhance the look, feel, functionality, and durability of your products. These PVD coating colors are not simply metal layers. Instead, they are made of materials that combine metal, nitrogen, oxygen, carbon, or other elements into a customized coating that can be harder than case-hardened steel, and/or more scratch-resistant than hardened chrome.

Our different types of PVD coating colors range from stunning rich black to eco-friendly chrome to metallic blue. We can customize each color and its shade, so it accurately portrays your company’s brand and vision. With coating thicknesses from nanometers to micrometers, high-tolerance parts can be coated with minimal effect on critical dimensions. All of which can be implemented using our PVD coating equipment.

Interested in learning more about types of PVD coatings? Contact us at (303) 652-8500.


VT Decorative

stylized color coatings

Improve the durability, appearance, and value of your product with beautiful metallic coatings in a wide range of materials and custom pvd color coatings to match your requirements.

VT Performance

PVD Coating For Mechanical Equipment
Are functional specifications such as wear rate, friction, hardness, toughness, or heat resistance critical to the success of your product? VaporTech can help.

VT Diamond

PVD Coating For Watches

VaporTech diamond-like carbon finishes can be customized as either decorative or functional coatings with amazing durability and pvd color coatings from graphite to black.

Download our free introductory guide to PVD coating

The clean alternative to hexavalent (Cr+6) chrome plating

Chromium is often used to create a desirable chrome finish. However, for many manufacturers, the cost, complexity, and toxic byproducts of traditional hexavalent chrome plating overshadow aesthetics. Replacing hexavalent chrome with another plating process often produces a surface finish with compromised durability or appearance. VaporTech thin-film deposition systems can deposit chrome with none of the toxic byproducts that must be managed with electroplated chrome.

For more information about the types of custom PVD coating colors and types available with VaporTech coating systems, contact our knowledgeable sales representatives today!


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


harder than plated chrome.

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