APT Debuts new Eclipse-TPD™ Finish

Eclipse-TPD™: A Premier Low Reflectance Coating for Tactical Ammunition Applications

APT Debuts new Eclipse-TPD™ Finish:

Eclipse-TPD™ (Tactical Performance Defense) is the most advanced low reflectance coating available today for ammunition components. Eclipse-TPD™ provides a smoke-black, matte appearance that is ideal for use where low light reflectivity is a tactical requirement. Eclipse-TPD™ utilizes duplex coating technology with a molecular sealer to offer the highest corrosion performance and lubricity of any ammunition coating available today.


Eclipse-TPD™ can be applied to any basis material including brass, copper, steel and aluminum and will produce a similar finish regardless of the basis material.

The matte, smoke-black color of Eclipse-TPD™ provides a significant tactical advantage by dispersing light within the visible range. There is no other finish today that couples the lubricity and corrosion performance benefits with the low reflectance tactical advantage of Eclipse-TPD™.


Advanced Plating Technologies pioneered the use of duplex coating technology within the ammunition industry with our Techni-crom® and Black-TPD™ processes. Both of these industry-leading finishes utilize alloy topcoats plated over APT’s benchmark Ductabright 7a™ nickel to provide enhanced lubricity and corrosion performance.’

Be sure to stop by booth 15632 if attending SHOT Show to see samples and learn more about the new finish from a member of our Technical Sales Team. Also, view our YouTube channel for additional content leading up to the show!

Advanced Plating Technologies to Exhibit at 2016 SHOT Show

Advanced Plating Technologies will again be exhibiting at the 2016 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nevada from January 19th-22nd. This marks the 13th year that APT will be hosting a booth at the Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade Show.


SHOT Show 2015


“We are thrilled to exhibit once again at SHOT to showcase first-hand our latest developments in metal finishing technology for the ammunition, firearm and defense markets.  We continue to focus on innovation with coatings that make products perform better, last longer and look superior, “ says Technical Sales Manager, Matt Lindstedt. “Just a few of our industry innovations include Techni-crom®, Ducta-bright 7a Nickel™ and Black-TPD™.  As this year’s show we will also be exhibiting new developments as well as staple capabilities like our heavy build copper plating of projectiles and stannic staining.”

SHOT Show marks the first trade show in 2016 for APT. Be sure to follow APT on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube for product features, blog posts, and general updates leading up to the show.

Fast Facts:

What: SHOT Show

When: Tuesday January 19-Thursday January 22

Where: Sands Convention Center – Las Vegas, Nevada

Booth: 15632

Advanced Plating Technologies Ranks Among Top Fifty US Finishing Shops in 2015

Product Finishing Top Plating Shops AwardAdvanced Plating Technologies has been recognized as one of the best finishing shops in the United States by Products Finishing Magazine. Fifty finishing shops achieved this designation based upon 4 areas of criteria measured in Products Finishing’s industry benchmarking survey:

  • Current finishing technology
  • Finishing practices and performances
  • Business strategies and performances
  • Training and human resources

Significant statistical advantages of lead times, scrap and utilization were shared by the top shops as compared to several hundred North American plating operations that did not achieve the top fifty cut.

Complete details may be found at 2015 Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey.

Advanced Plating Technologies to Exhibit at 2015 SHOT Show

Advanced Plating Technologies will be exhibiting in booth 1009 at the 2015 SHOT show (Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Trade show) in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 20th through the 23rd.

SHOT Show 2015


“We couldn’t be more excited to return for the twelfth consecutive year to the SHOT show,” says company President John Lindstedt.  “APT has continued to develop engineered coating technologies specific to the ammunition and firearm industries including our Black-TPD, Techni-crom and Ducta-bright 7a Nickel finishes.  In addition, we invested heavily in automation and processing capacity in 2014 to offer our premium processes in high volume and at competitive prices for today’s critical self defense, carry and law enforcement applications.”

We invite you to learn more about Advanced Plating Technologies’ range of coatings used in the ammunition and firearm markets within this site including more on our Techni-crom, Ducta-bright 7a Nickel and heavy build copper plating of projectiles.  

Advanced Plating Technologies has a very busy show schedule in 2015.  Stay tuned for future updates on upcoming exhibits.

Advanced Plating Technologies Featured in Products Finishing Trade Publication

Advanced Plating Technologies is featured in an article produced by industry source Products Finishing.  Making the Medical Grade for Gold Plating details the challenges and impacts of meeting the demanding finishing requirements of gold plating sub-miniature and micro parts used in medical applications. Article highlights include Advanced Plating Technologies‘ stringent process, tooling, and inspection requirements that enable consistent production of parts meeting the finish specifications of the medical, electronic and telecommunications industries.

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Advanced Plating Technologies Welcomes Erik Probasco to the role of Plant Manager

Erik comes to Advanced Plating Technologies with over 15 years of metal finishing and senior management experience.  Erik is a chemical engineer with an extensive background in precious metals plating across a breadth of industries including the medical, electronics and telecommunication markets.  “Erik comes to Advanced Plating Technologies with the same passion for metal finishing and desire to push the industry further that our leadership team shares,” says company President John Lindstedt.  “We are thrilled to welcome him to Advanced Plating Technologies and look forward to his contributions to our company moving forward.”