Principle

  • Spraying of 2 water based solutions (oxidant containing the salt of the metal you want to depose & reducer) with standard painting equipment at ambient pressure and temperature
  • When the two solutions come together a redox reaction takes places
  • Redox reaction resulting in immediate growth of metallic layer on the substrate

 

 

Séquence of JMT process steps

1. Surface preparation (e.g. flaming, plasma, corona, sandblasting, chemical activation, …) to improve wettability

2. Surface activation

3. Rinsing with deionized water

4. Jet Metal redox reaction

5. Rinsing with deionized water

6. Water evacuation via compressed air blowing

 

Typical stack design for decorative applications

 

 

 

Materials which can be metallized with the JMT technology

 

Basically all materials which can be made ‘wettable’ (with or without a surface preparation step) can be metallized

  • Metals and alloys like Zamak
  • Plastic
ABSAcrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene
ABS/PCAcrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene / Poly carbonate
EPPExpanded Polypropylene
PAPolyamide
PCPoly Carbonate
PEPolyethylene
PEEKPolyether ether ketone
PEIPolyetherimide
PETPoly Ethylene Terephtalate
PIPolyimide
PMMAPoly methyl methacrylate
POMPoly oxy methylene
PPPolypropylene
PPSUPolyphenylsulfone
PURPolyurethane
PVCPoly Vinyl Chloride
  • Composites
Epoxy compositeEpoxy with carbon
PA compositePolyamide / glass fibre
PEEK compositePolyether ether ketone w carbon
Polyester compositePolyester / glass fibre
  • Glass
  • Ceramics
  • Silicon
  • Wax