Plating on Plastics

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Silver Plated Microwave Housing

 

Some of the earliest patents for plating on plastics were owned by Epner Technology. They were for gold plating plastic military buttons and insignia, thus saving millions of pounds of brass desperately needed for World War II shell casings. Today, Epner specializes in plating a variety of di-electric materials including the engineering plastics such as Ultem™, Teflon™, Ryton™ and Torlon™…and of course ABS.

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Laser Gold as a Thermal Shield on Pyromeral Composite

Laser Gold Coating on interior of Fiberglass Housing. Exterior masked with tape

Laser Gold Coating on interior of Fiberglass Housing. Exterior masked with tape