In the late 1980s, physical vapor deposition was introduced to the medical industry. Since then, this process has been very successful due to it’s many advantages.
In the medical industry, the main concern is sterile equipment. These equipments must go through a sterilization process that uses a combination of high humidity steam and chemicals. Over time, this process can cause the equipments to corrode.
PVD coats the equipments with a thin metal coating which modifies the surface properties without changing the substrates material properties. It comes in bright metallic colors which can be used to identify specific equipments or simple for aesthetic purposes.
PVD is the most environmentally friendly alternative compared to out dated metalization techniques.No heavy metals or any harmful agents are used. No toxic residues and polluting substances are produced from any stages of the process. PVD is safe, clean and harmless.