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.


Safe PVD Coatings

At Vergason Technology, Inc., we are committed to keeping our environment clean and free from pollution. Along with our paint industry partners, we are leading the effort to eliminate the release of VOCs by perfecting the use of 100% solid ultraviolet light curing coatings. Unlike conventional solvent-based coating technologies, our PVD coatings do not produce harmful fumes or waste products.

The core of our company mission is to produce, promote and utilize environmentally-conscious equipment and practices. As we continue to pioneer our developments, we will continue to uphold our commitment to maintain a clean environment.

In our efforts to use only the safest materials for the environment and for human contact, our SuperChrome™ PVD coating have all of the benefits of decorative chrome plating, without any of the

harmful hexavalent chromium (Cr +6) compounds. SuperChrome™ does not require a clear, protective topcoat, eliminating any interference with the rich chrome finish. SuperChrome™ features excellent adhesion on thermoplastic substrates – making this style the preferred alternative for decorative plating on plastic, automotive trim, small appliances and more.

For more information about Vergason’s services and environmentally-friendly PVD coatings, contact us today. We will be happy to help you find the right services for your needs and the right equipment to meet the demands of your business.


Gary Vergason to Speak at AEPSE 2015

Gary Vergason, founder and CEO of Vergason Technology, Inc., will be a featured speaker at the 10th Asian-European International Conference on Plasma Surface Engineering taking place Sunday, September 20th through Thursday, September 24th.  Vergason will be presenting a paper on Upward Mobility – Moving to Greener Properties.

The 2015 AEPSE Conference is organized by Asian Joint Committee for Applied Plasma Science and Engineering, in collaboration with European Joint Committee on Plasma and Ion Surface Engineering. It will be held at the Ramada Plaza Jeju Hotel in Jeju, Korea – an exotic UNESCO World Heritage island.

Organizers are expecting a turnout of over 500 experts on plasma science and engineering, representing 40 countries.

As an open forum for contributing to scientific and industrial progress in applied science and engineering, the AEPSE Conference has attracted a growing interest over the past decade. The open discussions and opportunities for collaboration and advancement are just a few of the reasons this forum has gained such momentum. Since the first conference, in 1997, AEPSE and the industry as a whole have come a long way. In order to make further improvements and innovative advancements, this forum allows for emerging core technologies in vacuum coating and plasma surface engineering to be brought to the table and shared among those in attendance.