R&D Laboratory

Study of new solutions and processes

One of the fundamental aspects of our corporate orientation is linked to the search for safe technologies with low environmental impact and free from toxic substances.

The innovation that has always driven Valmet Plating

This approach completes Valmet Plating’s never-ending aim for innovation. Innovation and safety therefore constitute the two central aspects of our development activity, an activity which takes into account the expectations of consumers – in terms of aesthetic performance and durability of the products – but also of those of the users of the baths, the operators of electroplating companies, in terms of safety and performance of the solutions we develop.

Our R&D Laboratory carries out research activities mainly on the publications and studies by the main Research Centres around the world. Its objective is to identify technologies which can be adapted to surface treatment and, above all, that are capable of bringing elements of innovation with respect to current processes.

But not only that. The laboratory team in fact works to concretise the developments and possible applications of these technologies. This
activity is carried out in collaboration with external bodies and universities, through physical and instrumental tests for adapting the processes and verifying the related functional performance.

THE RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT DIVISION DEALS WITH

THE DEVELOPMENT

of new electroplating baths, base treatments intermediate substrates and final depositions.

CUSTOMISATION

of products at the customer’s request.

DEVELOPMENT

of manufacturing processes.

PROCESSING

of new colour applications.

NEW PATENTS

Our Patents

Darkmet
Patent IT201700084504A1

iMet
Patent WO2014111761

Cotture
Patent WO2018066007

Ru blu
Patent WO2018142430

Partnership with
Universities

Since 2015, research collaboration programmes have been launched with the University of Florence and the University of Tuscia. In both cases, the objective is to identify new electroplating technologies capable of improving the performance, safety and durability of the electroplating baths. The research path is carried out jointly, within a framework of total synergy and of skill sharing between our laboratory staff and the university researchers.

The result of this collaboration will mainly be new patents that will give life to even more effective and useful products for electroplating companies specialised in the fashion sector.