This technology represents added potential for coatings for numerous industries. The PVD process was primarily designed for decorative finishing in the heavy duty truck and automotive industries, but there is added interest from other markets such as appliances, recreational vehicles, furniture and building products. PVD coating provides a viable alternative to the traditional method of applying chrome and electroplating. In most instances, the
result is a less expensive and better performing, chrome look.
“We are very excited to partner with DuPont, who clearly sees the potential in this market and we look forward to furthering this relationship between us as well as our current and future OEM partners," said John Swigard, director of marketing, American Trim. "This represents another step in our dedication to expand this
technology with development programs and to further the knowledge base on new, larger part capabilities.”