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Coating Services

Every year, more than 200 million parts - tools for metal and plastics processing and precision components - are coated, and plastic parts metallized with chrome effects. Oerlikon Balzers is the only contract coating services provider with a dense coating centre network located throughout all of the major industrial regions of Europe, the Americas, and Asia. This guarantees efficient procedures, short delivery times and local customer advice and support.

Oerlikon Balzers offers more than just coating.

Oerlikon Balzers stands for the development, and further development of pioneering new coating solutions, - tailored to current market needs and individual customer requirements. All coatings are thoroughly tested in our in-house machining laboratory, where individual test series can also be carried out. The advantages of using Oerlikon Balzers' services are clear:

  • immediate availability of coated products with guaranteed quality
  • no investment required in buildings, production facilities or working materials
  • no expenditure required for know-how acquisition, staff training or practical experience
  • immediate benefit from innovations, whenever they are introduced

No matter which industry you are active in, or which application brings you to us, Oerlikon Balzers' products can add outstanding value to your tools, precision components or plastic parts.

Coating services: holistically innovative
We ensure worldwide consistent high quality. All Balzers coating centres throughout the world are certified according to industry-standard ISO and QS standards and all of our centres use comprehensively documented technical standards and undergo internal audits to ensure compliance with these standards.
Pick-up service: fast and reliable
Our pick-up service collects the parts to be coated and then returns them, finished to you. What's more, if you need them in a hurry we, of course, offer an express service.
Handling and cleaning: efficient and clean
We ensure efficient logistics by transport and individual product-specific mounting systems. Our multi-step ultrasonic cleaning line enables PVD-compatible surface preparation
Pre-/Post-treatment: adequate and value adding

If additional pre-treatment is required, Oerlikon Balzers employs the appropriate technologies in each case (for example degassing in a vacuum oven to eliminate material residues in narrow bore holes, microblasting to remove porous surface layers).

Numerous methods are applied to give tools the finishing touches. Over the years, Oerlikon Balzers has gained the extensive experience needed to suggest the best possible solution and equipment to meet your needs.
Quality analysis: tough but successful

State-of-the-art procedures such as metallography, layer analysis, and surface and cutting edge measurement are used. High quality standards for coating surface, substrate and cutting edge are thereby maintained.

Nobody offers more local customer service.


Further information about the locations of our coating centres, and the services they provide can be found on the websites of our national companies.

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