Chrome-plated design elements have defined the look and feel of luxury automobiles for over a century. However, these days, designers have more color options to make their designs stand out and convey a sense of premium, modern-day quality. With coatings based on physical vapor deposition (PVD) technology, the available color range expands beyond chrome to black, anthracite, and even gold and earth tones. Even on plastic parts, these coatings deliver the metallic look and feel that car lovers worldwide expect. This makes PVD coatings an excellent alternative to chrome electroplating, especially since the process doesn’t use the toxic element hexavalent chromium (Cr6+), which will be phased out in Europe in the next few years.
Have we piqued your interest in the flexibility and quality coatings of Ionbond? IHI Ionbond is a coating service provider with a global presence and a strong competence center in Venlo, the Netherlands. We can support you around the world through our network, and our designers would be happy to help you come up with the best solution for coating colors and production process for your application.
Would you like to know more about the Ionbond coating portfolio and our extensive experience providing coatings for automotive interiors decorative & sport market? Visit us at booth A4521 at Automotive Interiors Expo Europe from the 9th to 11th November 2021 in Stuttgart or contact our Global Segment Manager, Ron Dielis at ron.dielisionbond.com.