A Message from David Epner, President of Epner Technology, Inc
Welcome! We’ve been a family owned plating business for over 100 years… and we almost have it figured out. (A bit self-effacing perhaps when one considers our many quality approvals including NADCAP)
On a more serious note; we are a problem- solving, specification electro-plater focusing on aerospace, infrared optics and high-tech industrial customers. Another specialty is the plating of engineering plastics such as Ultem. Our High-Q Silver is peerless for microwave hardware and our proprietary Laser Gold is the infrared reflectance standard of the world, especially when combined with our electroforming know-how. It has been said that our Laser Black actually, “swallows light”.
If any of this resonates, we’d like to share some more of our business philosophy click here.
Our Flagship Processes
Laser Gold plating is a proprietary, pure, hard electrochemically deposited gold coating that combines the theoretical reflectivity and emissivity of gold, with a surface that can actually be physically cleaned!
Epner works in accordance with all applicable ASTM, AMS, MIL, and Prime Contractor specifications. Epner maintains a Quality System implementing ISO 9001:2008.
Epner Technology manufactures custom designed Infrared Light Pipes, Hollow Waveguides and Homoginizers. These are tubes lined with a highly polished infrared reflective coating of Laser Gold.
Some of the earliest patents for plating on plastics were owned by Epner Technology. They were for gold plating plastic military buttons and insignia during World War II, saving millions of pounds of brass being use for shell casings.
A velvet-like metallic oxide, Laser Black is an inorganic coating that will not out-gas. It can be applied to any substrate that can withstand 100C. It has been said that, “It seems to swallow light.”
Epner Technology offers an ultra pure, un-brightened, type 1 matte silver that achieves its brightness not with organic brighteners, but rather grain refiners that enhance its crystal structure.