Plating FAQ

Dip Into Our Fountains of Knowledge

We’re pleased to share our years of knowledge and electroplating expertise with all our customers, prospects, and associates. Please feel free to download any or all of these informational papers after registering with our site.

If you have specific questions about any of our processes, simply give us a call. One of our engineers or sales representatives will be happy to speak with you about your decorative plating needs.

Phone: 1-800-382-5501 or, for local calls (216) 881-7220

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Molding Tips for Improved Appearance and Performance of Plated Pieces
Over 90% of plastic plated applications are decorative, so the appearance of the plastic is crucial to the plated piece. What are the temperature, design, and production conditions that lead to the highest quality molded components?

Better By Design: Guidelines for Designing The Perfect Plated Piece
If you’re designing a component that will ultimately be plated, these simple but highly effective guidelines to consider will aid the plating process and enhance the appearance of your finished product.

What Exactly is PVD, and When Do I Need It?
This is a definition and description of PVD coatings, when they’re used and why. Includes a listing of the most typical applications.


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— Angela Ham – Carolina Technical Plastics

The Art of Plating

Not seeing the specific information your job requires? We’ve told you that our plating capabilities are extensive, and we won’t rest until you’re convinced. Let us know why your job is different and together we’ll explore how our skills can best be applied to your problem.

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