FOREWORD

Today, the producers of consumer goods use plating techniques to add value to their products.
Thanks to SilvanSputteringAg technology, using a PVD procedure, it is possible to plate any kind of surface. With particular regard to “metallic” plating, the materials generally used are Chromium, Stainless Steel, Titanium and Zinc, but Silver can be used too.
Besides being considerably long-lasting and resistant to abrasion over time, processes carried out with SilvanSputteringAg technology elegantly bring together precious materials with other types of products, even the most colourful, without “hiding” their natural beauty.
This processing takes place in complete respect for the environment, in that it produces “zero emissions” and generates no type of waste after completion of the whole procedure.
It builds an indestructible link between the metal deposited and the surface of the product treated, welding them together at molecular level.

PVD - PHYSICAL VAPOUR DEPOSITION - PROCESSES

PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition) processes are atomic deposition processes in which the material is evaporated from a solid or liquid source in the form of atoms or molecules and transported in the form of vapour through a vacuum or plasma environment to the substrate where it condenses. A deposition is referred to as atomic or molecular when the film (also known as overlayer) grows on the substrate (the item to be plated) atom by atom. A thin film usually has a thickness of a few microns or less.

SPUTTERING

Sputtering is a PVD process. This method is often used for the deposition of thin films in vacuum environment. In technical jargon, cathodic pulverisation (or sputtering) is a process in which atoms, ions or molecular fragments are emitted from a solid target material bombarded with a beam of energetic particles (usually ions).

CERTIFICATIONS

Here you can see the test and certificate showing that pure silver is used for the creation of our collections:

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