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Ion Plasma Evaporation (IPE)

Material Name

Manufacturer

MC 8226-02

PROCESS

A vacuum deposition process used to create thin metallic or ceramic films on objects for decoration. This process is an environmentally friendly alternative to chrome plating. Coated products also have an anti-static property after coating when using a metallic film layer. A range of colors can be created depending on the evaporation target used. These coated parts have a matte or gloss metallic appearance, while being lighter weight and lower cost than 100% metal parts, with the same high-quality surface finish, as the total coating thickness is 2% metal and 98% polymer clear coat. Parts go through a pre-treatment process to clean and prepare them for the vacuum chamber, where the metal or ceramic thin film (0.1 µµm or 0.004 mil) is applied. The top coat is then sprayed on and cures to around 80 µµm (3.2 mil) thickness. The maximum part size for this decoration process is 1000 mm (3.3 ft) by 350 mm (1.1 ft). Various colors or brilliances can be achieved depending on the type of metal or ceramic film deposited. Effects such as gradients and fades are also possible. The company complies with ISO 14001 and ISO/TS 16949 for environmental stewardship and manufacturing efficiency. Applications include automotive interiors and consumer electronics.
Manufacturer

Manufacturer

PROCESSING + APPLICATIONS
PROCESSING
  • Additive Manufacturing No
  • Blow Molding No
  • Casting No
  • Cold Pressing / Deep Drawing No
  • Die cutting No
  • Extrusion No
  • Injection Molding Yes
  • Lamination No
  • Metal Working Tools No
  • Printing Yes
  • Rotomolding No
  • Stitching No
  • Thermoforming/Compression Molding Yes
  • Welding No
  • Wood Working Tools No
APPLICATIONS
  • Automotive Interior
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Consumer Electronics Casings
  • Home Appliances
CUSTOMIZATION
  • Color
  • Pattern
  • Finish
Properties
PERFORMANCE PROPERTIES
  • Acoustics
    Sound Reflecting
  • Chemical Resistance
    High
  • Colorfastness
    High
  • Fire resistance
    Medium
  • Impact Resistance
    Good
  • Outdoor use
    No
  • Reflectivity
    Highly Reflective
  • Scratch resistance
    High
  • Stain Resistance
    Medium
  • Tear Resistance
    N/A
  • Thermal Conductivity
    Low
  • Usage Temperature
    Low
  • UV Resistance
    High
  • Water Resistance
    High
  • Wear Resistance
    Medium
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
  • Stiffness
    Stiff
  • Structure
    Closed
  • Surface/Texture
    Matte
  • Transparency
    Opaque, Transparent
  • Surface Hardness
    Semi-Hard
CERTIFICATIONS
  • N/A
Sustainability
SUSTAINABILITY
  • Non-toxic/non-hazardous