Gary Vergason Elected SVC President

Gary VergasonGary Vergason took over the active position of president for the Society of Vacuum Coaters (SVC) in May 2016. During the prior two years as vice president, his primary role was to lead the analysis of the SVC’s current contract management and to guide the executive committee’s review and decision of the future management requirements.

The SVC’s new management home is with ASM International in Materials Park, Ohio. The surface engineering aspect of the SVC compliments the field of ASM’s affiliates nicely. Gary’s keen interest is to add to the ASM’s world-class training facility with the addition of physical vapor deposition (PVD) equipment from the SVC’s base of vacuum coating equipment suppliers. This will provide PVD technicians and engineers hands-on educational opportunities year around.

Gary has been working in the PVD field for over 35 years and will continue the SVC president role until May 2018.

Vergason Technology, Inc. Exhibits at Automotive Interiors Expo 2016

Vergason Technology, Inc., along with their European partner jobaTEC, participated in the Automotive Interiors Expo 2016, held in Stuttgart, Germany May 31-June 2. The joint exhibit featured SuperChrome™ PVD Coating and the new SuperChrome™ SC-660 metallizing system. SuperChrome™ is a safe alternative for traditional chrome plating, having all of the benefits of decorative chrome plating without the harmful hexavalent chromium (Cr +6) compounds.

In addition to the exhibit, VTI founder and CEO, Gary Vergason, presented a paper entitled, “Continued Advancements in Decorative PVD Chromium Coatings”. In the paper, he discusses the advantages of SuperChrome™ PVD Coatings in regards to the Reach Initiative and ECHA.

The Automotive Interiors Expo is held annually in Stuttgart, Germany, and is a must for Tier 1 and Tier 2 automotive suppliers. With a focus on car interiors, the show also has a strong emphasis on specialty finishes. It provides an opportunity for interior design teams and automotive component manufacturers   to keep up with the rapidly changing world of materials, finishes and technologies.

Vergason at the 145th NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits

After our visit to the 2016 SVC TechCon, the team from Vergason Technology, Inc., will be back out on the road at the 145th NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Louisville, Kentucky, at the Kentucky Exposition Center. This event runs from May 19th to the 22nd. During this event, you’ll be able to learn about our BlackCat™ tactical coating, as well as check out priceless gun collections, the latest ATVs, and some of the biggest names from politics and entertainment.

Our goal at this event is to show off our BlackCat™ tactical coating that works for a variety of weapons. This coating has a thermal stability rating of 1700-degrees, excellent corrosion resistance, and optimum wear resistance and lubricity. Additionally, this tough, rich-black, non-reflective, protective coating is made in the USA. Whether you are looking for a coating for your new products or interested in replacing the coating of your older products, we are prepared to assist you.

Are you interested in learning more about the exhibits, seminars, celebrities, and other special events? Check out the NRA Annual Meetings website today! We are looking forward to having you come down to our booth and learn more about our amazing products and services.

Vergason at the 2016 SVC TechCon

Always ready to share our products and technology with the world, Vergason Technology, Inc. will be back out on the road as part of the 2016 SVC TechCon, sponsored by the Society of Vacuum Coaters. This event will be held from May 9th to 13th, 2016, in Indianapolis, Indiana, at the Indiana Convention Center.

While there, Dr. Michael Brazil, Senior Scientist at Vergason Technology, Inc., will be participating in the Technical Program with a presentation entitled, A Case Study In Progress: Replacing an Incumbent Coating Technology. Dr. Brazil will discuss SuperChrome™ PVD Coating vs traditional plating on plastic.

Not only will we be there for these programs and our exibit, Gary Vergason, the founder of our company, will be honored as the the incoming President of SVC. This will be a wonderful and important event, so please join us!

Whether you are interested in learning about our vacuum coating equipment or just want to check out our SuperChrome™ coating exhibit, this is the event for you.

The Society of Vacuum Coaters (SVC) and ASM International announce the formation of a Strategic Alliance through an agreement executed on April 13, 2016.

ASM International, headquartered in Materials Park, Ohio, is a technical society composed of materials scientists and engineers who are dedicated to informing, educating, and connecting the materials community. ASM is a catalyst for solving problems and stimulating innovation around the world, and acts as a central resource for gathering the latest applied information and disseminating this knowledge to industry, academia, and the government through published content, classes, events, and local chapter engagement. ASM International has provided leading-edge technical, educational, and metallurgical capabilities for over 102 years.

SVC is the international industry-leading resource for learning, applying, and advancing vacuum coating, surface engineering, and related technologies. For 59 years, SVC has been dedicated to providing a global forum to inform, educate, and engage its members, the technical community, and the public on all aspects of such technologies.

The new strategic alliance brings the complementary strengths of both organizations together to better serve their global members and the community at large. As part of this alliance, ASM will begin providing comprehensive association management services to SVC and the SVC Foundation starting July 1, 2016. ASM International will be present at the upcoming SVC TechCon in Indianapolis to help facilitate the management service transition.

“Going forward, the SVC/ASM alliance will extend and enhance the collaborative opportunities to address complex industrial and academic opportunities from basic research through process optimization in materials, coatings, and surface science technologies,” says Professor Wolfgang Diehl, SVC president.

Thomas Dudley, interim managing director of ASM, commented, “ASM International brings an organizational critical mass and complementary set of affiliate organizations to deploy comprehensive solutions and training in a depth and breadth that was not previously possible.” Jon Tirpak, president of ASM International, added that he looks forward to a long working relationship with SVC for the benefit of both organizations.

Vergason Technology Celebrates 30 Years

Founded in 1986 by Gary Vergason, Vergason Technology, Inc. (VTI) is excited to be celebrating their 30th anniversary.  Over the past three decades, VTI has emerged as the leading innovator in Physical Vapor Deposition coating services and systems.  With such innovations as Press-Side Rapid Cycle® Metallizing, CatArc® Technology, SuperChrome™ PVD Coating, NexSteel™ Decorative Coating, and BlackCat™ Tactical Coating, VTI has earned the reputation of an industry leader, and continues to lead the way.

“We constantly seek ways to improve what we are doing in order to satisfy the needs of our customers and bring the industry to a new level. We are glad to be renowned as one of the innovators and market leaders in the field of PVD vacuum coating,” Gary Vergason says.  “We are looking forward to see what the next thirty years will bring.”

Vergason Technology, Inc. (VTI) Sells First SC660 SuperChrome™ System to European Automotive Customer

The first SC660 SuperChrome ™ sputtering system was recently sold to a Tier II European Automotive component supplier. With Europe’s Reach Initiative deadline rapidly approaching, Vergason Technology, Inc. has responded with the introduction of the SC660 SuperChrome™ sputtering system and SuperChrome™ PVD Coating. The SC660 system features a large coating zone, (660mm diameter by 1220mm tall), allowing for increased batch sizes and price points that are 10%-20% lower than traditional chrome plating. The SC660 integrates with SuperChrome™ PVD Coating, a revolutionary new coating which offers all of the benefits of decorative chrome plating without the harmful hexavalent chromium (CR +6) compounds.  SuperChrome™ has a rich chrome appearance, is very durable and does not require a top coat. It has met or exceeded the demands of the interior and exterior automotive standards in Europe, and has significantly outperformed traditional chrome plating in the Russian Mud Test.

The Right Metal Coating Equipment for Your Needs

When you are in need of highly efficient metal coating equipment, you can count on Vergason Technology, Inc., to provide you with amazing options you won’t find anywhere else. Our line of Press-Side® Rapid Cycle systems have been created to help you achieve extremely fast processing cycles, making sure that your volume is high via a synchronous manufacturing flow with injection molding.

Each of the systems we offer is designed to coat with a variety of metals, working with plasma etching and plasma polymerization of base and top coats. The team at VTI has created and installed more than 200 systems all over the world. Our machinery is being used to apply coating to vehicle lighting, appliance components, display items, glassware, and mirrors. Options include our Large Chamber Rapid Cycle Metalizer, Thermal Evaporation System, and our SuperChrome™ 660 PVD system.

When you are ready to invest in our metal coating equipment, you can review our brochures and contact us at (607) 589-4429 or just fill out our quote request form for more information. In addition to new equipment, our business also provides replacement parts, spare part packages, maintenance services, and 24/7 support services to make sure your system is in proper working order.

Vergason at the PaintExpo in Karlsruhe, Germany

In April, the team at Vergason Technology, Inc., hit the road again! This time, our business will be part of the PaintExpo in Karlsruhe, Germany. From April 19th to 22nd, suppliers and users of industrial coating technology will meet at Messe Karlsruhe. Many top decision makers from companies that use coating processes will be there, as well as exhibitors who are bringing their A game for this incredible European conference.

Our business will be partnering with our European representatives, jobaTEC GmbH and Mankiewicz Gebr. & Co., in Hall 1 at Booth 1220. While here, the VTI team will be showing off our revolutionary SuperChrome™ PVD coating, a revolutionary new coating that has all of the benefits of decorative chrome plating without the harmful Cr+6 compounds.

In addition to our business, you’ll also find people showing off liquid painting, automation technology, exhaust air purification, and paint stripping products, as well as a wide array of additional exhibits from more than 25 different countries. If you are interested in finding the best goods available within the industrial coating industry or just discussing our PVD coatings, you can contact us today for more information. We look forward to meeting you and your team in Germany!

Vergason at the ICMCTF Conference

As an industry leader providing physical vapor deposition coating services and systems for automotive, LED lighting, and appliance manufacturing, it’s important that the team at Vergason Technology, Inc., participate and exhibit in industry conferences. Our business will be exhibiting at the International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films, also known as the ICMCTF Conference, being held at the Town & Country Convention Center in San Diego, California, from April 25th to 29th.

This conference features scientist, engineers, and technologists who work in a variety of capacities, coming together to share their research and information about how their findings work within the real world. During the conference there will be a variety of talks covering the experimental, theoretical, and manufacturing issues related to new coating materials and processes, as well as additional info to let you know what is happening in the future. Furthermore, the public will be invited on April 26th and 27th, providing an opportunity to see showcases of the latest equipment, materials, and services related to coatings and thin films.

Whether you have questions about our participation in this conference or would like to learn more about our vacuum metalizing services, the team at Vergason Technology is ready to answer your questions. You can call us at (607) 589-4429 for more information about our business!