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New Coating Offers Chrome-Like Finish, Minus the Hexavalent Chrome

Thursday, May 01, 2008
 
American Trim, Lima, OH, a provider of product design, tooling and process development, metalforming, metal finishing, and product/component assembly for the home appliance, transportation, building products and consumer products industries, has taken delivery of a physical-vapor-deposition (PVD) chamber that it will use to apply a base powder coating to metal-alloy parts. The coating, supplied by DuPont CoatingSolutions, Houston, TX, serves as a protective functional layer and smoothes out the surface. Parts then are coated with a clear acrylic topcoat for protection and durability, resulting in a chrome-like finish without the use of hexavalent chrome.

Designed for decorative finishing in the heavy truck and automotive industries, the PVD process also has found interest from other markets including appliance, recreational vehicle, furniture and building products.

American Trim: 419/228-1145; http://www.amtrim.com

DuPont CoatingSolution: http://www.dupontpowder.com

 

See also: Dupont Industrial Coating Solutions, American Trim

Related Enterprise Zones: Materials/Coatings

 


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