Plated Finish vs PVD Finish

Plated finish and PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) finish are both methods used in the surface treatment of various materials, to enhance their appearance, durability, and functionality.

Plating finish, also known as electroplating or metal plating is a process of depositing a thin layer of metal by submerging the object into a solution.

PVD coating, on the other hand, is a vacuum process used to deposit a thin layer of metal onto a surface creating a durable and wear-resistant finish. It involves vaporizing a solid metal, hence the name, then allowing it to condense onto the surface of the material, forming a thin film.