Plastics have been used in industrial applications due to their lightweight, flexible, strong and low-cost properties, being particularly favoured in the automotive industry. However, the natural state of plastic may not lead to satisfactory results, in specific cases of manufacturing products. As a result, electroplating will allow the deposition of a metallic finish onto the plastic surface.
The plating on plastics process can provide important benefits to the manufactured products, such as:
Improve the material’s appearance. The metallic coating is providing a shiny, polished and aesthetically pleasing final surface that is of high importance to applications such as the automotive industry. The enhanced appearance of plastic parts is making the vehicles more appealing to consumers.