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Surface Solutions Segment

Plastic Metallization formerly known as hartec Anlagenbau GmbH.

Under the technology brand ePDTM, Oerlikon Balzers develops integrated services, equipment and solutions for the metallization of plastic parts.

ePDTM 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metallic surfaces on plastic parts are requested - ePDTM is the more environmentally friendly alternative compared to out of date metallization techniques.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.

Plastic parts with metallic or chrome look effects are being incorporated by the millions in automobiles as important design elements. ePDTM is an ideal solution not only for automobile interior but also for exterior elements with "chrome look".