Sanitary and door hardware
As the market for building décor is increasingly driven by design and fashion, manufacturers and coating service providers need to be able to provide a wide range of colours to meet the expectations of their customers. Hauzer equipment and processes are designed to apply high-quality finishes on a wide range of substrate materials, such as stainless steel, titanium and electroplated brass, die cast zinc and plastic. The reproducibility of the coating quality is excellent. Decorative PVD coatings also add value with their increased hardness, scratch and wear resistance, and a finish that does not change over time.
The market for household appliances is growing, due to the expanding middle class in emerging economies. In countries with mature markets, suppliers need to distinguish themselves from their competitors by offering new designs and finishes as well as smart features.
The trends in sanitary and door hardware call for a range of attractive PVD coating colours. The same finishes, such as matte black, are also popular on kitchen appliances. Chrome is also a finish that has held its importance in the market for decades. Cromatipic, Hauzer’s environmentally friendly alternative to chrome plating on plastic, is the perfect solution when matte or polished chrome finishes are needed.
Chrome electroplating is under pressure due to health and safety issues. Cromatipic is a REACH-compliant solution that is free of hexavalent chrome. It offers designers more opportunities than classical plating finishes, because it can be applied to incorporate design features such as translucency into the smart features of the devices.