Patent Number: 7,132,130

Title: Method for providing a chrome finish on a substrate

Abstract: An environmentally-friendly process for applying a chrome finish on a substrate is provided. The chrome finish comprises a thin film of aluminum and chromium deposited onto the substrate by physical vapor deposition (PVD) techniques. The thin layer can consist of three separately deposited metallic layers including a chromium layer sandwiched between a pair of aluminum layers or can consist of a single, simultaneously co-deposited layer of aluminum and chromium in a ratio of 10% to 70% by weight chromium and 30% to 90% aluminum. The structure of a coated substrate is also disclosed.

Inventors: Kloss; Terence J. (Pipersville, PA)

Assignee: Innovative Systems Engineering Inc.

International Classification: B05D 3/00 (20060101); C23C 14/00 (20060101); C23C 14/06 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-07 0:00:00