Vergason Technology, Inc., (VTI) Company News:
Mercedes-Benz Gives VTI Full Concept S1 Approval
Daimler Group, one of the biggest producers of premium cars including Mercedes Benz, recently awarded VTI Full Concept Approval (S1) for SuperChrome™ PVD coating on exterior automotive trim components.
S1 approval indicates that the coating has passed an extensive battery of laboratory tests, and is now approved for on-car real-world testing.
Subsequent approvals including S2 and S3 are required before serial production can begin and are currently underway in Europe.
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Vergason Technology, Inc., (VTI) Product News:
SuperChrome™ PVD Coating Patent Allowance
VTI recently received Notice of Allowance from the US Patent & Trademark Office that the SuperChrome™ PVD coating patent application was allowed. The allowance encompasses both the proprietary SuperChrome™ PVD coating composition and process.
SuperChrome™ PVD coating is a replacement for traditional electroplating, and has all the benefits of decorative chrome plating, without the harmful hexavalent chromium (Cr+6) compounds. It requires no clear topcoat and has excellent adhesion on thermoplastic substrates, making it a preferred alternative for decorative plating on plastic automotive trim pieces and other such applications.
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Vergason Technology, Inc. is proud to introduce our newly redesigned HC2500 PVD coating system. This simple, fast & efficient technology will allow you to experience revolutionary performance in Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) Coatings.
VTI has reversed the conventional wisdom that “bigger is better”. Large volume PVD coating systems can be an advantage to large volume users such as coating centers and original equipment tooling manufacturers. However, the vast majority of customers cannot take advantage of such large coating batches. In fact, due to differences in part design, geometry, orientation, and thermal properties, large batches can present serious challenges to operating an efficient coating line. Our innovative combination of rapid cycles and small batch sizes has created a revolutionary solution for coating and optimization. This makes the HC2500 an affordable in-house alternative to outsourcing your PVD coatings. In an era of lean manufacturing, minimizing work-in-process and maximizing continuous flow are fundamental aspects to improved quality and cost efficiency. This is exactly what this new technology delivers!
Some of the benefits of the technology include:
- Engineered Integrity – Your company, technicians, engineers, and customers can rely on the HC2500 for years of reliable service.
- Minimized Down-Time – User-focused design provides easy access to all components, minimizing down time for routine maintenance.
- Versatility – Flexibility to configure the system with any of the following PVD technologies offers unparalleled versatility to our customer: patented CatArc® cathodic arc, sputtering, or thermal evaporation.
- Streamlined Efficiency – PVD coatings are the most “green” of the performance coating technologies. There are virtually no effluents or hazardous wastes created.
Superior engineering coupled with top quality support has earned Vergason Technology a reputation for creating the most durable high-performance coating systems on the market. For more on our products and services visit Vergason.com.
The ITB Group recently presented its second Smart Automotive Surfaces conference in Novi, Michigan featuring leading OEM engineers, innovative suppliers and other industry experts that all convened to address innovations, developments, trends and shaping interior and exterior components and systems. VTI was proud to have Michael Brazil, PhD, Senior Scientist at Vergason Technology, Inc., participate as a presenter on the topic of SuperChrome™ PVD Coating.
During his presentation, Dr. Brazil introduced Physical Vapor Deposition Technology in order to discuss the many advantages PVD Technology offers such as being environmentally friendly and resistant to corrosion. PVD also conforms to the REACH directive in production, disposal, and avoiding Cr3+, Cr6+ and Ni. Dr. Brazil furthermore discussed the versatility and durability of SuperChrome™ PVD Coating at the conference, bringing up its two-layer decorative coating design and its adherence with major test requirements for automotive interior and exterior parts.
Dr. Brazil concluded that PVD technology for process and equipment is making strong headway for safe replacement of some applications of electroplated chromium on plastic substrates. We’re excited that Dr. Brazil was able to help share our products and technology with those at the Smart Automotive Surfaces conference and will continue in our efforts to provide our customers with innovative technological solutions!
Vergason Technology, Inc. is pleased to announce the signing of Intercovamex S.A. de C.V. (www.intercovamex.com) as our authorized Sales and Service agent for Mexico. Intercovamex has significant competencies in the areas of Industrial Vacuum Systems Equipment and Service. They are dedicated to offering customers the best technology solutions with world renowned brands and product, along with high quality standards. We are very excited to have them on board as an excellent complement to the Vergason Technology, Inc. network of International Partners!
Vergason Technology Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Bruce Deiseroth as Vice President of Sales & Marketing. Mr. Deiseroth joins the Senior Management Team, with his primary focus on guiding all customer-facing initiatives and strategies.
With over 30 + years of sales, management and industry experience, Mr. Deiseroth brings extensive knowledge in the Nuclear, Analytical Chemical/Optical, LED and Industrial Automation Industries, having held Technical Sales & Business Management roles in Westinghouse Electric, IST Corporation, Endicott Research Group, & most recently Horizon Solutions. Mr. Deiseroth also previously served as VTI’s Director of Sales & Marketing for several years.
“We are excited to welcome Bruce Deiseroth back to VTI during this period of rapid growth,” stated Mark Fitch, president. “He will focus on accelerating our momentum in coating services, which has tripled this year. Bruce will also be responsible for the global roll-out of our new SuperChrome™ PVD Coating equipment and technology, which is poised for rapid adoption, as conventional chrome plating is being phased out internationally. As a seasoned business development executive, Bruce will bring additional strength to our Senior Management Team.”
Gary 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., 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.
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.
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.