PVD stands for Physical Vapour Deposition. During the PVD coating process, a top layer is applied over the base material (stainless steel) of our products by evaporation at temperatures up to 500 degrees Celsius. The PVD finish is ultra-thin but also extremely strong, which results in a top layer that is much harder than the original metal the handle is made from. The PVD layer ensures that our hardware is more resistant to external influences, such as weather, coastal conditions and corrosion, making it an ideal choice for the Australian climate and coastal lifestyle.
IC – PVD Satin Stainless Steel
The same material, color and look as the satin stainless steel, but with a hard top layer of PVD which makes the hardware more resistant to external influences, such as weather, coastal conditions, corrosion, acidity from hands.
IZ – PVD Satin Black
Is one of our latest innovations. The state-of-the-art PVD satin black finish is the first PVD finish with an unique, deep black colour with the original brushing of the stainless-steel base surface still visible. Thanks to the extremely thin but super hard PVD coating this hardware finish is suitable for any interior and exterior.
IG – PVD Gunmetal
A dark anthracite colour which is difficult to distinguish from black. The PVD coating gives a slightly glossy layer, but the original brushing of the stainless-steel base surface is still visible. Hardware in PVD gunmetal is perfect for any interior and exterior.
MB – PVD Satin Bronze
A beautiful matte bronze finish with a the brushing of the stainless steel still visible. The colour of the PVD satin bronze finish is not comparable to the powder coated bronze finish. It is much lighter with a slightly glossy, but strong layer of PVD
IM – PVD Satin Gold
A beautiful matte gold finish with a the brushing of the stainless steel still visible. The PVD layer is ultra-thin, but also extremely strong, which result into a long lasting colour.
IK – PVD Polished Copper
A bright copper finish with a mirror effect and a strong PVD top layer.
IL – PVD Bright Nickel
Almost the same finish and look as the satin nickel, but with a hard top layer of PVD. The brush marks are still visible.
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PVD coating extends the lifespan of
Due to the extremely strong PVD top layer, fittings, suchas door handles, are highly resistant to corrosion and wear and tear. As a result, the quality is increased and the products have a longer lifespan. The strong PVD finish is also more resistant to scratches, although it must be said that no mechanisms, including lever handles, are completely scratch-resistant in the long term.
PVD coating is weather and wind resistant
Architectural hardware for front doors, garden doors, or other exterior doors, is exposed to different weather conditions, such as UV rays, rain, and salty air. The PVD finish protects the product against these influences and, although no product is completely maintenance-free, the coating ensures less maintenance. Together, this results in an extended life span.
PVD coating is sustainable and environmentally friendly
In addition to the durable quality of the end product, the PVD process is more environmentally friendly than alternative coating processes. No harmful gases or other substances are released and there is no waste. The process does not affect the recycling value of the stainless-steel base material and it involves using non-toxic and low-impact finishing methods (Low-VOC) for a more eco-conscious product.