- Functional Coatings | SP4™ Extreme Wear Coating
- | Decorative Coatings |
- Paint-Metal-Paint |
- R & D |
- Process Development |
Our Applications Development and Coating Center, located in Sarasota, Florida, has a wide range of PVD Coating Systems available for Contract Coating Pre-production through Production.
Equipment available can support a full range of deposition methodologies and substrate types, including:
- Roll to Roll
- Flexible Substrates
- Complex 3D Geometries
- High Temperature Processes
- Tribological Coatings
- Decorative Coatings
- Functional Coatings
- High Performance Films
For information on Coating Services, please contact our team at 941-377-1440 or by filling out our Quick form, including information on your substrate, deposition material, volume and any specific performance criteria required.
Mustang is a Leader in Hard Wear-Resistant Coating Technology. We’ve formulated a number of industry-leading coatings, including our proprietary SP4™ Extreme Wear Coating carbon-based thin-film wear coatings technology.
Mustang’s SP4 coatings technology combines High Wear Resistance, Lubricity and film Toughness to provide for longer component life.
Heat/Cold/Pressure Resistance, Scale Resistance and Erosion Resistance combine to allow extended performance in the harshest environments.
Inert to the effects of common chemicals, even in un-lubricated environments, SP4 is a remarkable innovation in tribological applications. Read More
MVS decorative PVD films are routinely used as a replacement for electroplated chrome. They can be applied directly over almost any substrate material. Our PVD process takes place in a highly controlled vacuum environment, delivering part-to-part color replication that is unachievable with processes such as electroplating.
Decorative PVD films are generally metallic compounds, and inorganic ceramic compounds which have good corrosion resistance [Along with an ASTM Service Condition 2 of chrome plating, PVD will yield > 1,000 Hours in neutral salt (B-117) and 96 Hours in CASS]. This process is surprisingly affordable, and is environmentally friendly, with no hazardous by-products
PVD coatings can be deposited in a wide range of colors. Typical metals used as target material in decorative PVD processes are naval brass, bronze, aluminum, zirconium, titanium, chromium, titanium-aluminum alloys and niobium. The range of colors can be further enhanced by introducing reactive gases into the chamber during the deposition process. The most widely used reactive gases for decorative coatings are nitrogen, methane, or acetylene. They produce metal-nitride, metal-carbide and metal-carbon-nitride films. Oxygen can also be used to produce oxides, oxynitrides, etc. The decorative coatings are produced in a certain color range, depending on the metal-to-gas ratio in the coating and the structure of the coating. Both of these factors can be altered by changing the deposition parameters. Process Control The process parameters to deposit each color are stored in software recipes with various different process steps. Prior to deposition, the parts are cleaned so the surface is free of dust or chemical impurities. Once the coating process has started, all the relevant process parameters are continuously monitored and controlled by an automatic computer control system.
Mustang Vacuum Systems is a global leader in the application and integration in Paint-Metal-Paint coatings technology for highly decorative and functional applications. P-M-P with vacuum deposition is a great replacement for Chrome Plating and other traditional metal plating services.
We combine our state-of-the-art vacuum deposition processes within high throughput base coat/top coat paint systems to achieve the aesthetic appearance and environmental performance required for AUTOMOTIVE, PACKAGING, AND INDUSTRIAL applications globally.
We partner with industry leading systems integrators to provide cost competitive, environmentally clean production processing, with:
- Thermal cure paint
- UV cure paint
- Powder coating
Research & Development
Mustang’s team of Coating Experts can help you develop the coating to meet your specific needs.
For information on Research & Development Services, please contact our team at 941-377-1440 or by filling out our Quick form, including information on your substrate, deposition material, volume and any specific performance criteria required.
Mustang Development team is available to work with customers developing new coating applications, improving or enhancing or working with customers to take R&D results through to production. Mustang has a full range of PVD systems with a range of deposition methodology configurations to help customers improve process uniformity, output and uptime.
For information on Process Development Services, please contact our team at 941-377-1440 or by filling out our Quick form, including information on your substrate, deposition material, volume and any specific performance criteria required.
MVS Factory Engineering and Applications teams offer a wide range of training to support our production customers around the world. Training new staff or providing continuing education for existing staff is offered either at customer locations or at our factory headquarters. MVS has a number of general courses available or a specific course can be developed for your specific requirements.
- On Site course work for general vacuum principles
- Product, maintenance, operation training programs on specific equipment
- Hands on applications, vacuum theory and practice course using customer or MVS systems.