Vergason Technology, Inc. is pleased to announce the hire of Joseph Howe to the position of Business Development Manager for Coating Services. Joe brings to VTI over 20 years of sales and business development experience. Prior to joining VTI he developed, patented, and managed solutions for Cognitive TPG; that eventually split into its own business (DocuShield). Joe was the former Sales Manager and Sales Engineer for Evaporated Metal Films where he gained over 10 years of thin film coating experience.

“We are excited to welcome Joe to the VTI team. We believe Joe’s sales experience will be a significant addition to our staff. We have ambitious growth plans over the next several years, and we believe his experience will be critical to achieving our goals” stated Mark Fitch, president. “Joe will be responsible for all revenue associated with coating services and accelerate the growth in our metalizing services business.”

Helios Coatings Inc. (Helios), a specialty coatings firm located in Canton Ohio is proud to announce a joint venture with Vergason Technology, Inc. (VTI) of Van Etten New York. Vergason Technology is a manufacturer of precision, high throughput vacuum coating systems used in industries ranging from aerospace and automotive to medical and defense, providing functional and decorative coatings. Helios primary business is as a Tier Two contract coater to the OEM automotive industry providing premium Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) coatings on wheels.

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The Society of Vacuum Cleaners (SVC) is pleased to announce the inaugural series of Webinar 2.0. This is a series of webinars led by SVC's global team of instructors.

Vergason Technology is a proud member and supporter of the Society of Vacuum Coaters.  Although the annual SVC Technical Conference (TechCon) could not be held this year, the SVC is offering a series of Webex seminars focusing on key areas of interest. Vergason Technology is very pleased to advise that our own Gary Vergason will be hosting one of those WEBEX  sessions, presenting an online version of his PVD for Plastics training course.  Along with Gary’s training, several other sessions are being offered, all at no cost to interested parties. Please see the Flyer below, and the link to the SVC site for signing up. We hope to see all of you at the SVC TechCon in Nashville, May 1-6, 2021!

Vergason Technology is a key supplier to the Medical, Defense/Aerospace, Infrastructure, and Packaging industries. As such, we continue to operate under the New York State “essential business” exemption to serve our critical customer base during the Covid-19 emergency.

We are functioning on all three shifts and can respond very quickly to your needs. Please contact us with your requirements and we will do all we can to ensure your needs are met. Please note that since many of the professional & administrative staff are working remotely, email or mobile phone may be the most effective way to reach us.

Vergason Technology remains committed to supporting the SVC community. In the absence of the 2020 TechCon, if there are PVD questions or applications you are seeking solutions for, please feel free to reach out to us.

On Friday February 15, 2019, the REACH Committee of the European Commission in Brussels Belgium, voted on a proposal which will have a major positive impact on Van Etten, NY-based Vergason Technology Inc.

The European Union’s REACH committee representatives agreed to eliminate the use of chromium trioxide in most manufacturing processes by September 21, 2024. This legislation (VIEW HERE) will prohibit the use of chromium trioxide in a broad array of manufactured products.

Chromium trioxide is a major component of galvanic chrome plating on plastics, which is used extensively in automotive decorative trim, white goods (appliance), and plastic plumbing and sanitary components. Examples of automotive products affected are grills, rear view mirror housings, trim spears, rear appliques, door handles, dash board trim, and shift-gate bezels. For sanitary and white goods, it affects showerheads, toilet handles, certain faucets, as well as trim rings and control panels for washers, dryers, stovetops, and more.

Why does this affect Vergason?

Vergason Technology has patented and is currently promoting an alternative decorative chrome process called SuperChrome®. SuperChrome is a PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) coating that contains no chromium trioxide, nor any other hazardous elements. It is an environmentally-friendly process that presents a very attractive alternative to galvanic chrome plating for the world-wide markets utilizing decorative Chrome.

Vergason is a world-class supplier of PVD systems and has been actively promoting the SuperChrome coating, process, and equipment to the Auto, Sanitary, Appliance, and other industries for several years. This recent news will drive industries in Europe to urgently seek alternatives to galvanic chrome plating, such as SuperChrome, as they face the legislated sunset date for chromium trioxide five-and-a-half years from now.

Isn’t five years a long time away?

In the automotive world, five years is an eyeblink away. Auto manufacturers award contracts 2-3 years ahead of model year releases to their Tier 1/Tier 2 supply chain for trim components. These suppliers are already establishing manufacturing plans and schedules for model years 2022 and 2023. As companies view the looming STOP date for traditional galvanic chrome plating, they must move quickly to establish alternatives.

What is REACH?

REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) is a regulation of the European Union, adopted to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals, while enhancing the competitiveness of the EU chemicals industry. It also promotes alternative methods for the hazard assessment of substances in order to reduce the number of tests on animals.

In principle, REACH applies to all chemical substances; not only those used in industrial processes but also in our day-to- day lives, for example in cleaning products, paints as well as in articles such as clothes, furniture and electrical appliances. Therefore, the regulation has an impact on most companies across the EU.

Vergason Technology Inc. (VTI) is pleased to announce the opening of our new European sales and support office, located in Munich, Germany. VTI is now poised to fully support our growing European business activities. Beginning August 1, 2018, We will be supporting all EU-based customers from this location. VTI Europe will be responsible for sales and support of all VTI PVD Equipment activities, including our newest releases, the LEAN 710 Thermal/Sputtering Rapid Cycle metallizer, and our Groundbreaking SuperChrome® PVD alternative to traditional galvanic chrome plating. We look forward to working with all of our EU customers and associates from our newest location.  Please contact us and let our team of specialists help you with world-class PVD solutions!

Primary Contacts :

Ronny Wolf

Key Account Manager

+49 160 96 67 67 30

European Sales Office

Dachauer Strasse 342

D 80993 Munich



Markus Lindig

Key Account Manager

+49 152 33 68 66 15

European Sales Office

Oppauer Strasse 31

D 67069 Ludwigshafen/Rhein



Come see the Vergason team at PLASTEC East on June 12 to 14, 2018. PLASTEC East is a large advanced design and manufacturing event that will be happening at the Javits Convention Center in New York, NY. This annual trade show is known throughout the industry as the place to see the latest plastic innovations. Whether you are interested in learning about new materials available or want to be in on the latest developments regarding injection molding and rapid prototyping, you are sure to enjoy your visit.

Contact the team at Vergason Technology, Inc., for more information about our PVD technology, evaporation equipment, and coatings.

You can find the team from Vergason at the LIGHTFAIR International Trade Show and Conference from May 6th to 10th at McCormick Place. This conference, which is also known as the largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show, was established in 1989, which makes this the 29th edition. The goal of this conference is to bring together “the transformative power of innovation and imagination” in a presentation of “light and technology.”

As a leading innovator in PVD technology with expertise in sputtering, thermal evaporation and arc vapor deposition technologies, Vergason is ready to share our products and services with you. Our vacuum metalizing coatings are used for reflective and decorative applications in many industries, including overhead lighting, street and emergency lighting, airport and automotive lighting, and consumer products.

Stop by our Booth #5182 to meet with us and learn more about how our business can help your business.

PVD TechnologyExciting news: VERGASON TECHNOLOGY, INC. will be exhibiting at NPE2018: The Plastics Show, the largest plastics trade show and conference in the Western Hemisphere. And we’re inviting you to be our guest!

NPE2018 offers huge benefits and opportunities. That’s why we’re inviting you to attend for free, courtesy of us. Be sure to stop by our booth, S30118—we’re happy to discuss your specific business needs and answer any questions at any time.

NPE2018 will be held in Orlando, May 7–11, and your pass gives you free access to NPE2018's exhibit halls, specialty pavilions and exhibit floor theaters—more than 1 million square feet of the latest technology, equipment, materials and solutions shaping the future of plastics.

Use our personal Guest Pass to register for free—visit today:

When you register through the Guest Pass link, you will receive an Expo Pass giving you access the NPE2018 Exhibit Hall as our guest—a $200 savings!

We look forward to meeting with you in Orlando! We are happy to talk to you about our PVD technology when you visit us at this conference. If you have any questions today, feel free to contact us to learn more about the products and services we provide.

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