HighTech Finishing has introduced several unique decorative plating finishes at the request of clients. “Oil-rubbed Bronze” was based on an inquiry from Airbus for a specific appearance. According to Rick Niefield, v-p of marketing at Houston-based HighTech, “it combines our electroplated product with a ‘cold staining’ process to achieve the desired look.”
Also new is “Spanish Bronze,” an offshoot of Oil-rubbed Bronze but with a more visible brushed pattern.
“Crescent Gold” was developed after several European completion centers asked for an electroplated finish with a distinctive color and accurate color consistency. It is now available in polished, satin, pearlite, frosted and hammertone textures.
HighTech has also recently expanded its Houston headquarters facilities by increasing the size of its production tanks, allowing the company to plate longer lengths of interior trim as well as complex pieces of unique size.