Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) and Plasma-assisted Chemical Vapor Deposition (PaCVD) technologies are highly efficient vacuum metallization treatments with very low environmental impact capable of replacing more polluting methods.
Coatings deposition technologies
PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) and PaCVD (Plasma assisted Chemical Vapor Deposition) are both to be considered as plasma depositions. They allow to combine metals (Ti, Al, Cr…) with non-metals (N, C) to produce nanostructured layers with excellent tribological characteristics.
The metal is made available through arc evaporation or by sputtering, the non-metal is supplied as a gas: their reaction produces the coating that adheres to the substrates by potential difference.
We are experts in PVD and PaCVD (DLC) deposition technologies
These technologies make it possible to create a wide variety of compounds, from simple metal depositions to alloys up to conductive or insulating compounds. It gives great flexibility and enormous advantages both at a functional level, for the chemical-physical characteristics of the coating, and for decorative purposes, for the wide range of metallic colors that can be obtained. Watch how our technologies work.
PVD HDP technology
PVD Sputtering technology
PaCVD DLC technology
Our PVD and PaCVD treatments are deposited with the vacuum technique. Reactive and wastewater have no environmental impact, which is why our technology is “green” in all respects.
Our idea of respect for the environment is not only in the development of coating solutions with a very low environmental impact. Our commitment is also in all corporate operations aimed at sustainability and in a series of internal measures such as the management of special waste.
From the beginning we have worked with a green approach from three points of view.
The first one is related to PVD technology which is a green technology as such.
PVD (and PaCVD) technology uses vacuum. It uses pure gases such as nitrogen, argon and acetylene. The process involves the use of metal species directly from metal plates, it does not use liquid precursors mixed with solvents.
The chemical reaction generates the realization of the coating through an electrodeposition for which the emission into the atmosphere is nothing more than the air present inside the chamber.
The entire PVD process is truly harmless to the environment: it does not consume water, it does not use toxic materials and it does not produce pollutants or toxic residues.
Vacuum metallization technologies are safe, clean and increasingly required as a substitute for other more polluting methods.
The second one is linked to our complete processing cycle
Performance and sustainability guide our production choices.
Our washing, shot peening and polishing processes are cycles that have no toxic emissions either for humans or for the environment. For washing, we opted for water-based technology instead of solvent-based detergents, a consistent choice aimed at preserving the environment and protecting safety at work.
For hazardous waste where alternative solutions do not yet exist, we pay the utmost attention to their management.
The third one is related to the coated product
The intrinsic characteristics of our coatings extend the product life cycle and allow the elimination of pollutants such as lubricants.
In the automotive sector, coatings make it possible to reduce the friction of the engine components and therefore to reduce fuel consumption and related emissions into the atmosphere.
Applied to gear tools, they avoid the use of lubricants that are always difficult to dispose of.
These are two examples of how our PVD solutions contribute to obtaining a product that is considered greener.