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Oerlikon Balzers Coating AG
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9496 Balzers

Chrome look with ePD™

Chrome look with ePD™ A metallic shine on plastic parts is one of the most attractive elements used in car design.

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Under the technology brand ePD™, Oerlikon Balzers develops integrated services, equipment and solutions for the metallisation of plastic parts.

ePD™ is the short form for embedded PVD and signifies an environment-friendly and future-oriented coating procedure. Whenever high-end metallic surfaces on plastic parts are requested - ePD™ is the more environmentally friendly alternative compared to out of date metallization techniques. No harmful agents such as chromium III and chromium VI or other heavy metals are used in the process. As such the technology is especially renowned for its environmental neutrality and its extended functionalities in a variety of industries among them the automotive industry, the furniture industry and even the sanitary industry.

application areas of plastic metallization technology ePD

Plastic parts with metallic or chrome look effects are being incorporated by the millions in automobiles as important design elements.

Plastic Metallization technology ePD for automobile interior parts
ePDTM is an ideal solution not only for automobile interior but also for exterior elements with "chrome look"Chrome Look Plastic Parts for the automobile exterior