Cromatipic is a combination of lacquer with a thin layer of metal, that transforms all kinds of plastics into stylish chrome products. After the pre- treatment, an environmentally friendly spray UV base coat is applied, followed by a sputtered chrome physical vapour deposition (PVD) coating. No top coat is needed. There is no corrosion risk because of the absence of Ni and Cu, excellent adhesion is proven, the thermal stability and resistance to humidity are outstanding and the process complies with the European directives. Cromatipic is available in the colours bright chrome and matt/satin chrome. On request a hydrophobic silicon oxide (SiOx) layer for easy cleaning could be deposited on top.