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!