Decobond™ Smoked grey

Decorative PVD coating

Decobond coatings are used for applications where improved wear resistance and a bespoke and long lasting metallic look is required.  Typical applications are kitchen and bath fittings, sporting goods, door- and boat hardware, interior trim and automotive components. PVD forms conformal coatings which will replicate the texture and structure of the uncoated surface. The coatings can be applied to mirror finishes, brushed or other textures surfaces without the need to re-polish or texturing. PVD is a line of sight process with limited coating capacities for hidden features and deep recesses. Ionbond offers a range of standard colors and has the ability to match colors to designers’ requirements.

Corrosion Resistance and Care

PVD coatings do not enhance corrosion resistance. Corrosion resistance has to be controlled by the substrate (stainless steel, titanium) or the electroplated understructure. Decobond 6082 is not resistant to phosphoric acid and or phosphoric acid containing agents. Decobond 6082 needs no particular care, however, abrasive substances like sand or abrasive cleaning agents and pads should not be used for cleaning.

Technical data


General color values

Smoked grey (L* 60 +/- 6, a* 0.6 +/- 0.3, b* 3.85 +/- 0.95)

Coating thickness

0.4 – 1.0 μm (thicker on request)

Hardness HV 0.05


Coating temperature

<200 °C

Substrate dimensions mm

Length 1500, diam 900

Substrate material

stainless steel, titanium, aluminium*, brass*, zinc die cast*, ABS* (*requires (Cu) Ni / Cr electroplating)

Wear resistance

Taber test ASTM 4060-95 passed


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