Porcelain enamel is an old and widely adopted technology.
For most of its history it has been used primarily in the jewellery industry and in decorative art.
Industrial applications started in the 19th century on everyday objects and today, porcelain enamel is recognised as the finest, durable, maintenance free coating
PORCELAIN ENAMEL PROPERTIES
- Chemical Resistance: The impervious surface is highly resistant to acids, alkalis, water, solvents, oils, UV lights, salts and soil corrosion.
- Graffiti Proof: High Gloss and surface lubricity allows graffiti paint to be wiped off.
- Inorganic: Made from nontoxic, inert, inorganic oxides
- Scratch and Abrasion Resistant: Porcelain enamel is substantially more scratch and abrasion resistant than the toughest organic coating due to its hardness, high gloss and surface lubricity.
- Colours: Porcelain enamel coatings are available in a full range of UV resistant colour stable colours which do not fade or deteriorate over time.
- Flame proof: Porcelain enamel is non-combustible, able to withstand intermittent or long term heat without changing its physical, chemical or appearance properties. The glass surface is easy to clean, hygienic, an excellent anti-bacteria, vermin free anti-odour barrier.
- Corrosion Resistant: Excellent resistance to corrosive industrial atmospheres salt, air, gas or smoke.
- Environmentally friendly: 95% reclaimable when used in a powder form and requires no solvent during the application process.
- Weather resistant: Glossy, acid resistant porcelain enamel has shown no change in colour or gloss level after 15 years of exposure. Porcelain enamel will not delaminate from the substrate after being applied correctly, to specification.
PORCELAIN ENAMEL COLOUR RANGE
The range of colours for porcelain enamels are blended from a selection of inorganic heavy metal sintered pigments. These pigments are completely colour fast and of similar stability to a glass porcelain enamel. For example the CoSi pigment produces a strong blue, ZrFe pigment a pink and ZrPr pigment a yellow tone.