Plating is a surface covering in which a metal is deposited on a conductive surface. Plating has been done for hundreds of years, but it is also critical for modern technology. Plating is used to decorate objects, for corrosion inhibition, to improve solderability, to harden, to improve wearability, to reduce friction, to improve paint adhesion, to alter conductivity, for radiation shielding, and for other purposes.  


Different metals provide different colors and finishes.  Common metals used in plating are Gold, Silver, Chrome, Zinc, and Tin.

Features of Plating:

  • Provides excellent, inexpensive, attractive finish and good corrosion resistance.
  • Provides enhanced corrosion resistance with clear chromate and seal.
  • Provides super enhanced corrosion resistance with yellow chromate and seal.
  • Provides ultimate enhanced corrosion resistance with olive drab chromate and seal.
  • Can be dyed to many colors such as blue, green, red, etc. in addition to standard clear, yellow and black finishes.
  • Provides attractive final finish.
  • Provides good paint base.
Call Pinto Products Inc. for your plating needs
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Contact Information

2525 Miller Road
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
269-383-1603 fax

Case History -Stryker Corporation


Stryker Medical was looking to reduce warehouse and shipping cost on  a particular style of hospital bed. The beds were stored horizontally in the warehouse prior to shipping.  A wooden footer and header was attached to the bed and it was raised vertically by crane and rested on the attached footer. The beds were then moved by crane into the trailer and secured for shipment.  This shipping method caused a number of problems including damage to the beds, wasted warehouse space and partial truckload shipments.  There had to be a better, more economical way to store and ship these beds, and Pinto Products Inc. created it!


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