Plating on Plastics
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.
Epner Technology manufactures custom designed Infrared Light Pipes, Hollow Waveguides and Homogenizers. These are tubes lined with a highly polished infrared reflective coating of Laser Gold, which can be applied thick enough to permit these tubes to be used in highly corrosive atmospheres.
Cold shields, or in their un-cooled application, radiation shields, are a key component in IR Focal Plane Arrays and IR cameras.
Low-Emittance (Low-E) is a term used for a surface that radiates, or emits, low levels of radiant energy. Emittance refers to the ability of a materials surface to emit radiant energy.All materials absorb, reflect and emit radiant energy.
Epner is known for blister-free plating on some of the more unusual or difficult metals, permitting them for example, to withstand high brazing or soldering temperatures.