Plating Plastics Polymers & Fire Retardant Materials
Chrome plating on ABS plastic has been done for many years, but CBA has pushed the chemistry even further by mastering the science of electroplating on ABS, Thermoplastics and Fire Retardant Plastics which are suitable for aircraft interiors.
CBA has also conducted extensive research on plating materials such as Polyethorimide (PEI/Ultem), Polypropylene (PP), Polycarbonate (PC), Polyamide (PA), Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA), Polyethylene (PE) and Polyoxymethylene (POM).
These plastics and polymers suitable for consumer products & aircraft interiors are plated every day at CBA with high quality plating finishes.
Technology is changing in aviation, commercial and/or consumer products, and CBA is at the forefront of Plating on Plastic and Polymers.
CBA's in-house Quality Control Laboratory ensures compliance to decorative ASTM specifications with the following testing equipment:
Thermal Cycle, Salt Spray, CASS Test, STEP Test, Adhesion Test (instron), Thickness checking through Kocur and Micro Section.