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What is PVD?

A Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) machine

Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) is a highly technical process in which a solid metal is vaporized within a vacuum and deposited atom-by-atom onto a metal product or surface. This process forms an ultra-thin, bonded metal layer that improves the appearance, durability, and/or function. Such thin-film coatings can change the properties of the surface of a component, including the color, wear resistance, or friction coefficient.

Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) is one of the finest methods for creating brilliant, long-lasting permanent coatings — and is an environmentally-friendly process.


How is PVD metal finish different from traditional clear coating?

Our PVD metal finishes are more durable than traditional clear coating. Our PVD finish faucets are guaranteed to never tarnish, corrode, or discolor. We have tested our PVD finishes against more than 100 common household cleaners. The brilliance of the PVD finishes will even withstand prolonged exposure to hard water or salty sea air.

We are proud to offer the current industry state-of-the-art technology for lifetime anti-tarnish and anti-abrasion finishes – Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD). PVD coating exhibits the highest brilliance, exceptional hardness, the greatest scratch resistance and the most superior anti-tarnish protection available in designer faucetry today.