Plasma coating

Plasma coating

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Caption: Plasma vapour deposition. Plasma torch coating the surface of a frying pan by plasma vapour deposition (PVD). PVD introduces alloying elements into the very top layer of the metal. The plasma is a hot stream of ions of the alloying metals needed, and is directed toward the component by an electric field. Here the coating is Cristome, a quasi-crystalline alloy of aluminium and manganese. Cristome has a high resistance to heat and has a low coefficient of friction. Pans coated in it are non-stick, non-scratch and do not allow the formation of hot spots.

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Keywords: alloy, coating technology, cristome, frying pan, hardening, plasma coat, plasma coating, plasma vapour, plasma vapour deposition, pvd, with cristome

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