The Chrome Plating Process
Plastic chrome plated products allow for much greater flexibility in terms of the range of shapes and level of detail that can be molded, compared to metal. Withstanding the environment well, yet remaining lightweight, plastic chrome becomes an ideal choice for emblems and nameplates, representing quality with practical functionality. When used on vehicles in place of metal, weight and hence fuel costs are reduced.
Decorative chrome plating is often applied over a layer of nickel to provide the corrosion resistance and reflective properties of the final chromed product. The original mold and the nickel layer need to be of very high quality, with accurate finishes, since the final chrome layer magnifies any errors rather than covering them. Premium Emblem Co.ltd, one of the world’s leading chrome plating companies, conducts in-house injection molding and nickel plating to guarantee the quality of the entire process.
Additional finishes can be applied to the chrome plated item, as required, for example, an opaque or transparent color. Other finishes include gloss or matte, silver, bronze, nickel or gold chrome plating metallic looks, an antique effect or special surface texturing.
Chrome plating can be made to look modern or dated, functional or ornate, eye-catching or unobtrusive. It’s no wonder that this very flexible process, with all its added aesthetic benefits, has such a wide variety of applications and uses.