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!


SuperChrome™ PVD Coating

Are you looking for a specialty PVD coating that works great for automotive trim, kitchen and bath applications, white goods, or small appliances? Vergason Technology, Inc., is proud to offer our SuperChrome™ PVD coating. This clean coating does not produce harmful fumes and waste, and is safe for the environment. Performing like chrome plating, SuperChrome™ is a chromium based coating that is abrasion and corrosion resistant, making it ideal for decorative plastic applications.

The main difference between our SuperChrome™ PVD coating and decorative chrome plating is that SuperChrome™ does not have the harmful hexavalent chromium compounds. SuperChrome™ also does not require a clear protective top-coat, so you won’t have to worry about interference with the chrome finish. Furthermore, it has excellent adhesion to thermoplastic substrates, making it a great alternative for decorative plating on plastic. People who have used this product are excited by its success in replacing electro-plated chrome on polymer substrates.

If you are interested in learning more about SuperChrome™ and our PVD technology, you can contact us today by phone at (607) 589-4429 or send us an email at info@vergason.com. Our team is dedicated to developing and promoting environmentally-conscious equipment and practices. We are proud to offer nationwide services throughout the US, as well as across the globe!


NexSteel™ – The New Decorative Coating from Vergason Technology, Inc.

Finding alternatives to brushed stainless steel is hard, but the team at Vergason Technology, Inc., has come up with an amazing alternative. Typical stainless steel components are expensive, hard to clean, and way too heavy. Our NexSteel™ coating is the newest option for people seeking decorative coating for plumbing fixtures, appliance components, automotive interior trim, and dispensers.

When you use our NexSteel™ stainless decorative coating, you can achieve the same look and feel of brushed stainless steel by applying it in a thin layer to texturized plastic. This method is known as vacuum metallizing. This thin layer will emulate the texture of the substrate’s surface. Benefits of our NexSteel™ coating is that it is lightweight, is easy to clean, has design flexibility, and is certainly far less expensive than standard brushed stainless steel. This will give you an opportunity to save a lot of money and either invest it in other projects or pass the savings on to the consumers.

Whether you are interested in this high-end product or any of our vacuum metallizing services, the team at VTI is ready to speak to you. You can contact us today for a quote by calling (607) 589-4429 or sending an email to info@vergason.com to request a quote.


Vergason Technology, Inc., at PlastecWest

The team at Vergason Technology, Inc., will be out on the road during the upcoming convention and trade show season, showcasing our high-end PVD equipment, metallizing services and wear coating services. Whether you are interested in checking out our products or are just part of the industry, you can come and see us at PlastecWest Expo and Conference, which showcases products from the electronics, packaging materials, and household consumables industries. This event will be held from February 9th to 11th at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.

While there, the VTI team will be promoting our new SuperChrome™ PVD Coating. This coating is different than other conventional PVD coatings, as it requires no clear protective top coat to interfere with the chrome finish. Furthermore, it has all of the benefits of standard decorative chrome plating without the harmful hexavalent chromium compounds.

In addition to showing off our SuperChrome™ coating, we will also be introducing our NexSteel™ Decorative Coating. This product looks and feels like brushed stainless steel, but it is actually a thin film layer of stainless steel that is applied to a textured plastic finish. It gives you the look and feel of textured stainless steel without the cost. It is also lighter and easier to clean.

Come to our expo, meet our team, and learn more about our fantastic PVD coatings!


VTI to Attend 2016 Shot Show

Rick Gibbs, Vergason Technology, Inc. Tactical Coating Specialist, will be attending the 2016 Shot Show on January 19-22 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV.

The Shot Show is the largest and most comprehensive trade show for professionals involved with the shooting sports, hunting and law enforcement industries. The show is the premier exposition of combined firearms, ammunition, law enforcement, cutlery, outdoor apparel, optics, and related products and services.

Vergason Technology, Inc. offers BlackCat™ Tactical Coating which features a thermal stability rating of 1700°F. The tough, rich-black, non-reflective coating is a permanently bonded PVD, thin-film coating that excels as a barrier from acids, oils, cleaner & strong industrial solvents.

For more information on BlackCat™ Tactical Coating or to meet with Rick in Las Vegas, please contact Rick Gibbs at: sales@vergason.com.


THE BENEFITS OF BLACKCAT™ TACTICAL PVD COATING FOR FIREARMS

While PVD coatings are seldom discussed among the general public, the benefits of these coatings are well-known in industrial, machining, cutlery and as a firearm coating that is currently deployed on thousands of firearms the world over.

PVD FOR DURABILITY AND BASIC FIREARM APPLICATIONS
PVD (physical vapor deposition) coatings have been used in applications that demand increased durability, corrosion resistance, heat resistance, superior adhesion while maintaining an extremely thin coating. These inherent benefits lend themselves especially well to the incredibly demanding applications involved with firearms. Applications such as the internal working mechanisms that are exposed to high-speed, high-pressure friction; barrels that are exposed to the harshest climates and various contaminants that would cause major damage to other more typical coatings, as well as the physical bodies and frames that comprise the main structures of the weapons themselves while undergoing continual systematic abuse from without and within.

PVD-BLACKCAT™ TACTICAL COATING FOR MODERN SPORTING RIFLES
Our PVD BlackCat™ is the perfect match for the extremely demanding usage on modern sporting rifles such as the AR-15, pistols, sound suppressors, flash suppressors/muzzle brakes as well as gas blocks and much more. A perfect fit for the tactical applications that demand a deep, matte-black finish that will stand up to the harshest environments especially regarding heat, as our Black Cat withstands temperatures of up to 1700F for extended periods of time without compromising the integrity of the coating.

PVD-BLACKCAT™ TACTICAL COATING AND PERFORMANCE ENHANCMENT OF FIREARM FUNCTION
While the durability and cosmetic enhancements that are inherent with our BlackCat™ are certainly note-worthy, the natural lubricity of the coatings themselves offer increased functionality in the reciprocating actions of firearms. That means less need for dirt-grabbing oils and external lubrication. This also extends the life of the working components due to lessened friction as well as metal-to-metal contact.

PVD-BLACKCAT™ COATING IS A “GREEN” COATING
One thing we are especially proud of is the fact that our coatings use no harsh chemicals in their production and offer an amazingly durable, attractive, performance enhancing and 100% green firearm coating for the firearms enthusiast.