Vitreous enamel is glass fused onto a metal substrate at high temperature ( 800-850 degrees C), combining the all the beauty and performance characteristics of glass with the strength of steel or another metal substrate such as aluminium (we are the only company in the UK with this capability).
Enamel is also a surprisingly "green" material, which is mainly because of its life cycle. Unlike powder coating or organic coatings general, enamel glass will maintain its appearance for decades in normal conditions, protecting its metal substrate from rust or other surface weathering. Designing products to last is ultimately the most effective way to reduce our impact on the planet.
It is such qualities that have seen enamel used for thousands of years, from decorative jewellery to being heavily used in London Underground stations due to their superb fire-safety properties. See here for the reason why:
|Industrial Varnish||Silicone Resin||Aluminium Enamel||Steel Enamel||Ceramic Glaze|
|Processing temperature||160 DC||220 DC||550 DC||820 DC||1050 DC|
|Independence of shape||AA||A||A-B||C||A|
|Heat resistance||140 DC||200 DC||350-400 DC||450-550 DC||600 DC|
|Resistance to chemical attack by acids/alkalis||A-B||A-B||A||AA||AA|
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