About Us

KIJ Excellence Titanium Sdn. Bhd., formerly known as Kristal Juta Sdn. Bhd., was founded in 1998 and was the first Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) coating company in Malaysia.

Our company are specialises in:

  • Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) Coating
  • PVD hard coating
  • Bead Blast, Glass Bite, Sandblasting
  • Anti Fingerprint Coating
  • Antique Brass, Antique Copper Effect Coating
  • Cosmetic refurbishment of used parts
  • Ultrasonic cleaning
  • Selling PVD equipment and providing technical support

Our PVD coating uses the vacuum deposition method which can be used to coat a range of materials, such as stainless steel, aluminium, iron, porcelain, tool steel, carbine and certain types of PVC. We use both multi arc and magnetron sputtering technology in our PVD coating process. Our facilities are able to fit products of up to 5ft in width and 20ft in height.

We are passionate and proactive in researching and developing more PVD coating colours in order to let our clients have more options to choose from. We are currently able to offer a wide range of PVD coating colours including Gold, Champagne, Nickel silver, Bronze, Copper, Brass, Black, Rose Gold, Dark Bronze (Coffee), Red Wine, Rainbow, Blue, Green, and Purple.

For the PVD Hard Coating, we are able to offer TiN, TiC TiCN, AlTiN or TiAlN, CrN, AlCrN and CrAlTiN coatings.

We currently have a team of 30 people, all of whom are highly trained and experienced. We have been appointed on many occasions to provide PVD coating services to many world famous brands and projects. Our client base is truly international and derives from a wide range of industrial sectors such as automotive manufacturers, construction companies, interior designers, shipping companies, electronic & electrical fabricators, medical companies and tools makers.

We aim to provide innovative and creative solutions for our clients, alongside an excellent quality of services.

We are proud to be your helping hands in adding value to your products.



Certified & Approved By:

ISO 9001:2008

  • Certified on year 2015
  • Quality Management System

Malaysia Industrial Development Authority (MIDA)

  • Pioneer Status for the transfer of the vacuum coating technology to Malaysia
  • The rights to be know as 'The first Titanium Coating factory in Malaysia'

Department of Environment (Jabatan Alam Sekitar)

  • Non-polluting process
  • Good safety and handling standards

Standard and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia (SIRIM) tested

  • ASTM Standard for Construction and Building Materials

Master of PVD Coating

Services

PVD Coating

  • Interior and exterior decoration
  • Logos and signs
  • Automotive and bicycle parts
  • Furniture and hotel appliances
  • Statues
  • Electronics parts
  • Accessories etc

PVD Plate Coating

  • Plate size up to 5ft x 20ft
  • Parts size up to 5ft x 10ft*If the plate size is more than 5ft x 20ft, please contact our team for more details.

PVD Hard Coating

  • Hard Tools
  • Cutting Tools
  • Moulds
  • Drills
  • Endmills
  • Precision components
  • Tool refurbishment etc

Beat Blast, Glass Bite

  • Plate size up to 1.5 meter by 6 meter
  • Part size up to 1.5 meter by 3 meter, if the plate is more than 1.5 meter by 6 meter please contact our team for more details
  • Logo & Sign
  • Etch platform on plate by blasting
  • Awards & Plaques
  • Glass

Anti Fingerprint Coating

  • Plate size up to 1.5 meter by 4 meter
  • Part size up to 3 meter by 4 meter, if the plate is more than 1.5 meter by 4 meter please contact our team for more details

Antique Brass, Antique Copper Effects Coating

  • Plate size up to 1.5 meter by 4 meter
  • Part size up to 1.5 meter by 3 meter, if plate size is more than 1.5 meter by 4 meter please contact our team for more details

Cosmetics Refurbishment

  • Refurbish copper and brass part
  • Used parts / Tools
  • Car Accessories
  • Fashion Accessories

Ultrasonic Cleaning

  • Ultrasonic cleaning of grease and stains for products and parts

Selling PVD Equipment and providing technical support

  • Including technical support after sale
  • Co-operation opportunities in researching and developing new PVD coatings

Innovative and Creative Solutions

Projects



* KIJ Excellence Titanium Sdn Bhd is only responsible for providing coating services. We are not involved in the design and production of the original products.

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* KIJ Excellence Titanium Sdn Bhd is only responsible for providing coating services. We are not involved in the design and production of the original products.

Click here to view KIJ Excellence Titanium Catalogue

Coating

Benefits of PVD coating

In comparison to traditional electroplating and other existing coatings, PVD Coating has the following benefits

What is PVD Coating?

PVD coating means Physical Vapour Deposition of Titanium, Titanium Aluminium and Chromium. The process is also referred to as Titanium/Titanium Aluminium/ Chromiumplating. The technology behind PVD coating is based upon the principle of plasma acceleration. The method involves purely physical processes, such as low temperature vacuum evaporation with plasma sputter bombardment.

PVD coating is one of the best methods for enhancing thin film plating elements. The vacuum deposition method coats the product with a film of hard refractory material 1-2 microns thick.


The picture above is the result of a 3000 times x-ray taken of a 1mm stainless steel plate after coating. The result shows that the 1mm coated stainless steel plate contains of 3% of the PVD coating and 97% of original stainless steel.


PVD Coating Process

PVD coating is takes place in vacuum chamber by evaporation process. Titanium/ Titanium Aluminium/ Chromium is vaporised by means of multi arc or magnetron sputtering. The positively charged Titanium/Titanium Aluminium/Chromium ions are mixed with nitrogen or argon gas to form a plasma. The positively charged Titanium/Titanium Aluminium/Chromium plasma is attracted to the negatively charged workpiece, thereby forming a coating on the workpiece.

We are currently able to offer 2 kinds of PVD coating technologies:
1. Multi Arc technology
2. Magnetron sputtering technology

Magnetron sputtering technology is somewhat different from the multi arc technology. The difference is that magnetron sputtering technology uses magnetic fields to keep the plasma in front of the workpiece, intensifying the bombardment of ions. As a result, the magnetron sputtering coating has a molecular structure a few times smaller than that of the multi arc coating. The deposition is slower, thereby creating a surface layer with much higher density and greater compaction.

The PVD coating exhibits unprecedented toughness, lubricity, uniformity, and is chemically more stable in comparison to the traditional ion plating method.


What materials are suitable for PVD Coating?

PVD Coating can be used on various materials, such as stainless steel, aluminium, iron, porcelain and certain types of PVC.

Stainless steel is best recommended for PVD Coating. Stainless steel will fade and oxidise over time when exposed to the environment, humidity, and other factors. However, stainless steel that has been PVD coated:

  • will not tarnish, oxidise or discolour in harsh sun, salt water or humid environments.
  • will be impervious to extended UV light exposure, with no flaking, cracking or discolouration.
  • will be available in a wide range of colours, surface patterns and finishes.



No discolouration, tarnishing, cracking or peeling under normal conditions; the coating is impervious to harsh sunlight, salt water and humidity.
Non-toxic, non-hazardous and non-polluting process.
Vandalism caused by marker pens and paint can be removed easily.
As cost effective as traditional electroplating; the coating does not require the use of abrasive cleaners and can be wiped clean with a soft cloth.
Low modulus of elasticity which provides its flexibility and good thermal conductivity; no peeling or flaking of the coating when bent.
Unique colour selections; uniform colour; smooth surface and no further processing necessary; shinier and glossier than the original materials, providing a luxurious appearance; minimal distortion of the product.
Suitable for a wide range of materials, applications and finishes.
High density; hardness over 80 HRc; longer lifespan for wear and tear.
Long lasting alternative for a gold finish; 15 - 25 times more wear-resistant than electroplating.
The coating has been safety tested for surgical devices and food processing.

The SIRIM test results for the PVD Coated Stainless steel are outlined below:


The SIRIM test result via Energy Dispersive X-Ray Analysis (EDX) also showed that the composition of the coated material on the surface of the plate contained titanium of 97.8% and Nitrogen of 2.2% (TiNx).


Types of Finishing

The finish of PVD Coating will depend upon the surface of the product being coated, for example long grain/hairline, etched, textured and mirror. Any engravings, patterns or designs which are apparent on the surface of the product will not be diminished through the PVD coating process. Even hairline markings will be clearly visible after the application of the coating.


PVD Coating Colours

The colour of the coating can be varied. The colours currently available for PVD coating are: Gold, Champagne, Nickel silver, Bronze, Copper, Brass, Black, Rose gold, Dark Bronze (Coffee), Red Wine, Rainbow, Blue, Green and Purple We are continuously researching and developing the process to add more colours. If there is a particular colour that you are interested in developing, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Benefits of PVD Hard Coating

What is PVD Hard Coating?

PVD hard coating uses a similar vacuum deposition coating method as the standard PVD coating. Both multi arc and magnetron sputtering coating technologies can be used for the PVD hard coating. The differences between PVD hard coating and the standard PVD coating are:

  • the materials enclosed in the vacuum chamber are heated to a maximum temperature of 500 Celcius.
  • the duration of the coating time is longer.
PVD hard coating is one of the best methods for optimising the hardness to residual compressive stress ratio. The vacuum deposition method coats the product with a film of hard refractory material 2-7 microns thick.


What materials are suitable for PVD Hard Coating?

Titanium hard coating can be used on certain materials, such as tool steel, carbine and stainless steel.



Excellent layer uniformity; Very smooth sputtered coatings.
Provides protection of polished and structured tool surfaces; Reduction of form covering and overlays.
Improvement of sliding characteristics and release properties; low coefficient of friction and resistance against high temperatures; thermal stability.
Increased resistance to wear and tear and hence cost saving in replacing tools.
Non-toxic, non-hazardous and non-polluting process; the process uses water-cooled target, so little radiation heat is generated.
The coating has been safety tested for surgical devices and food processing.

Types of PVD Hard Coating

For the hard coating, we are currently able to provide: Titanium Nitride (TiN), Titanium Carbide (TiC), Titanium Carbo-Nitride (TiCN), Aluminium Titanium Nitride (AlTiN) or Titanium Aluminium Nitride (TiAlN), Chromium Nitride(CrN), Aluminium Chromium Nitride (AlCrN) and Chromium Aluminium Titanium Nitride (CrAlTiN) coating.

Below is a summary of the characteristics of the various coatings:

Types of Coating

Hardness (HV)

Thickness (μm)

Colours

Coating Temperature
(°C)

TiN

2,000 – 2,750

2 – 5

Gold

~ 350

TiC

3,000 – 3,500

2 – 5

Greyish- black

~ 500

TiCN

2,800 – 3,200

2 – 5

Rose or Grey

~ 450

AlTiN or TiAlN

2,900 – 3,300

1.8 – 3.5

Dark grey- black

~ 400 – 425

CrN

1,800 – 2,200

2 – 5

Silver-grey

~ 350

AlCrN

3,000 – 3,200

2 – 5

Blue-grey

~ 450

CrAlTiN

2,750 – 3,500

2 – 5

Grey

~ 400

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