A prism of fascinating treatments
Highly advanced finishing departments represent a state-of-the-art feature of MTWH, enabling the achievement of any desired aesthetic effect.
The plating treatment is performed by employing precious materials such as palladium, gold, and ruthenium, however, under certain conditions it can also be applied to plastic materials.
The plating treatment usually represents the final stage of production, where the accessories are given the final touches and the metals are treated to be resistant to corrosion which can occur in oxidizing environments, an example being when they come in contact with leather.
- Barrel plating: mainly (but not exclusively) dedicated to the treatment of small parts, the use of the rotating barrel is one of the most traditional galvanic techniques. At MTWH, it consists of a plant featuring four treatment lines yielding a diverse choice of finishes.
- Static plating: being the favored option to ensure top quality and luxury, this treatment involves the manual hanging of the single parts to specific frames in order to prevent collisions and to get a rich aspect. Within MTWH, two production plants featuring manual and automatic treatment equipment are available.
On top of the plating treatment, to confer resistance to corrosion, or colored pieces, to lend a more casual rather than technical look, coating at MTWH takes the shape of painting. This can also be sprayed to provide different effects such as rubberization, glossy, and matte. There is also the manual enameling option to get an artistic filling effect.
Physical Vapor Deposition originated as an alternative to other surface finishes such as galvanizing or painting, but then proved to be an ideal solution to grant accessories a very good quality and first-class technical characteristics.
This zero-chemical option is recognized as the most sustainable surface treatment and it consists in a deposition of a thin layer of metallic material – such as titanium, zirconium, chrome – mixed with technical gasses – such as nitrous and oxygen. The result is a surface highly resistant to wear, to atmosphere agents, to acid and solvents, with no need for additional operations.
It is the favored option for steel surface treatments, but it is also suitable for a wide range of materials, and it is available in a considerable range of colors to meet designers’ needs and requests.