PVD An Eco-Friendly Finish That Lasts

PVD An Eco-Friendly Finish That Lasts

Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) is a coating process that involves the deposition of a thin film of material on a surface by condensing the vapor phase of the material onto the surface. This process is used to enhance the properties of the surface of a material, including its hardness, wear resistance, and corrosion resistance. PVD is commonly used to coat metals such as stainless steel, titanium, and zinc with materials like titanium nitride, chromium nitride, and zirconium nitride.

Laboratory style factory with a PVD machine in the background.

The advantages of selecting products with PVD coatings include: 

Durability: PVD coatings are highly durable and resistant to wear, corrosion, and tarnishing. They offer long-lasting protection to the underlying material and require less maintenance over time.

Gold rack with PVD products on it.

Aesthetics: PVD coatings come in a range of colours and finishes, including matte, glossy, and metallic. They can be used to enhance the appearance of a product or to create a specific aesthetic effect. At Architectural Choice we have Matt Black, Antique Brass, Satin Brass and Titanium Copper in stock.


Environmental Sustainability: PVD coatings are an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional coating methods that use harmful chemicals and produce hazardous waste. PVD coatings are produced using a vacuum deposition process that does not release harmful chemicals into the environment.


Six door handle rosettes in a variety of colours on a black desk.

Improved Performance: PVD coatings can improve the performance of products by enhancing their hardness, wear resistance, and corrosion resistance. This makes PVD coatings ideal for use in high-performance applications, such as aerospace, automotive, and medical devices.


Cost-Effective: While PVD coatings may initially be more expensive than traditional coating methods, their long-lasting durability and reduced maintenance requirements make them a cost-effective solution in the long run.

Quality control person with white gloves on inspecting a product.

In conclusion, PVD coatings offer a range of advantages for products, including durability, aesthetics, environmental sustainability, improved performance, and cost-effectiveness. These advantages make PVD coatings an attractive option for a wide range of applications, including door hardware from Architectural Choice.

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