At Waterson, we provide a variety of aesthetically pleasing Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) finishes on our stainless steel closer hinges. These include Satin Brushed (US32D-630), Matte Black (USL1-631*), Dark Bronze (US10B-640), Satin Brass (PVD US15-619), and our newest finish, Satin Bronze (PVD US10-xxx). These are elegant and attractive finishes that are suitable for any high-end commercial or residential establishment and are highly regarded by architects, interior designers, and hotel owners, to name a few.

satin bronze / hinge finish

satin bronze / hinge finish


PVD is a durable, real metal finish that is more tarnish-resistant than ordinary steel. This is produced through the process of Titanium Ion Plating, which improves the performance of stainless steel by increasing wear, scratch, and corrosion resistance making its durability far superior to conventional coating methods such as electroplating or powder-coating.


Unlike traditional steel, stainless steel is limited to the number of possible finishes. That said, stainless steel allows us to produce a glossy, metallic look that when combined with PVD, is desirable to design professionals. In addition, PVD is understood to greatly increase the performance of the surface with little environmental impact. Also, the PVD process doesn’t inhibit the stainless steel base from the possibility of being recycled, thus making it more environmentally friendly than traditional coating and plating processes.

Waterson Closer Hinges combine an overhead closer and hinge into one attractive component with optional hold open and door stop features. Waterson hinges are ideal for commercial openings, gates, and glass doors. These closer hinges are easily installed and adjusted to comply with ADA & ICC A117.1 requirements for opening force and to assure quiet, secure closing. Made with stainless steel, Waterson closer hinges meet NFPA 80 and are UL 3-hour fire-rated, as well as being suitable for both interior and all-weather exterior openings. See all our features.

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