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IT’S HOW YOU FINISH

IT’S HOW YOU FINISH

We’re a developer and supplier of chemistries for the metal finishing industry since 1948.

In PAVCO, we develop products and deliver services of the highest quality at a reasonable cost.

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  • Plating methods
  • April 30, 2024

Zinc Plating: Enhancing the service life of metal components

When battling against rust and corrosion, metal components often need an extra layer of protection. Zinc plating emerges as a champion in this fight. This well-established metal finishing technique is like a suit of armor f...
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  • Plating methods, Industry
  • March 21, 2024

Plating Cast Iron for Industrial Applications

Cast iron, with its exceptional strength, wear resistance, and affordability, is a popular material choice for various industrial applications. However, electroplating cast iron presents unique challenges compared to other ...
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  • Plating methods
  • May 09, 2023

Galvanized or Electroplated Zinc: Which is Better for Industrial Applications?

Two popular methods for protecting metals from corrosion and wear are hot-dip galvanizing and electroplating. Both processes involve coating the metal with another material to create a barrier against corrosion. Still, there...
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  • Plating methods
  • May 05, 2023

The Evolution of Decorative Trivalent Chromium Plating

For decades, hard chrome and decorative chrome plating from chromic acid baths have been widely accepted plating processes. However, the industry has been searching for more efficient and safer alternatives for the environmen...
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  • Finishing technologies, Plating methods
  • August 31, 2022

Corrosion protective coatings for diverse applications

Corrosion generates billions of dollars in losses every year around the world. Many metallic components are exposed to this accelerated oxidation process, which rapidly shortens their functionality. For centuries we have tri...
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  • Plating methods
  • June 23, 2022

Top 10 Troubles in a Functional Plating Shop

There is a vast list of things that can go wrong in a typical functional plating process. Most platers find ways to keep that list as short as possible. For now, we are mainly talking about alkaline zinc or zinc nickel, as we...
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