The Surface Engineers

Diamondblack™ ADLC and Decobond™ coatings for luxury goods

Ionbond has developed the plasma assisted chemical vapor deposition (PACVD) process for the coating of DLC or ADLC (diamond like carbon). Originally intended as functional coatings to reduce friction and wear in highly stressed components in motor sport engines, it is now also used as a decorative element for luxury goods such as watches, fashion accessories and jewelry.

The excellent properties of hardness, impact, scratch and wear resistance combined with the noble black metallic look make the carbon based Diamondblack™ ADLC coating an ideal styling element for luxury goods.

Decobond™ decorative PVD coatings provide properties similar to the DLC coatings but offer a broad range of metallic colors from grey, nickel and gold tones to brass and copper into brown. The consistency of color reproducibility results in multi-component products presenting a uniform appearance.

The ultra thin conformal coatings preserve the surface structure of the coated part. Brushed surfaces keep the structure and highly polished surfaces keep their shine.

  • High hardness
  • Impact and scratch resistance
  • Wear resistance
  • Chemically inert / non-tarnish
  • Odorless
  • Hypoallergenic

Substrate materials

All electrically conductive materials are suitable for coating with Decobond™. Stainless steel and Titanium are coated without any pre treatments. Softer and metals prone to oxidation require an electroplating pretreatment with Ni and Cr to increase the surface hardness, to act as a filler to aid surface finish and to avoid corrosion.

  • Stainless steel
  • Titanium
  • Aluminum
  • Brass
  • Zinc die cast

Serge Litzler

Product Manager Luxury
Phone: +41 62 287 86 57

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