Bing Han’s doctorate in material science and engineering is going to come in handy when she visits China this year. Bing is in charge of the technical side of the Kloeckner PVD effort and is also the liaison between Kloeckner and partner Double Stone China. This role will see her traveling to visit Double Stone to inspect new PVD machines before they are shipped to the Kloeckner Cincinnati branch.
PVD (physical vapor deposition) is a technology that is not only functional and economical, it is also environmentally friendly. The PVD process employed by Kloeckner Metals upon the installation of their new equipment, has virtually no environmentally dangerous byproducts, making it a great way for any company to reduce their environmental footprint.
Kloeckner Metals Corp. will install new physical vapor deposition (PVD) processing equipment at its Cincinnati facility this year in order to expand its value-add portfolio and capitalize on growing demand for more capacity and color options in surface-treated stainless steel.
The global physical vapor deposition (PVD) market is expected to reach 31.63 billion USD by 2024, according to a report by Grand View Research. Growth is predicted to be driven by an increase in demand for thin film coatings from microelectronics and solar panels.
What is PVD?
Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) coating has found a multitude of new uses since it was first discovered. Like many other technologies, it was first studied for military applications. PVD coating was used in ballistics, prolonging the life of cannons as well as reducing spin by reducing friction and wear.