Glass Tableware Is Transformed by Diegel Innovation

Dishwasher-resistant organic coatings for glass and ceramic tableware

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When Ferro acquired Diegel Creative Coatings, based in Alsfeld, Germany, in 2018, we did so for a number of reasons. In addition to its line of organic decor paints and coatings for plastics products, the company’s long history of supplying waterborne organic coatings for application on glass substrates made it an excellent fit with Ferro. A pioneer of this technology, having introduced its first glass tableware decoration in 1996, Diegel had developed many improvements and optimizations to fulfill changing market demands and satisfy critical refinements in technical specifications.

Today Ferro markets these innovations under our Hydroglasur brand. Waterborne organic coatings, they are single-component, eco-friendly, heavy metal-free systems that are not only lead-free, but additionally BPA-free, NMP-free and DBTL-free.


Glasses with different color bases using hydroglasur effect

GUARANTEED COLOR FOR 500 CYCLES AT HOME

Due to their outstanding adhesion to glass, and excellent chemical resistance properties, Ferro Hydroglasur coatings are especially suited for the coloring decoration of surfaces of household glass and ceramic tableware, such as tumblers, mugs, cups, plates or bowls, that are regularly cleaned in the dishwasher.


In fact, Hydroglasur is so durable that it is guaranteed for 500 cycles in the household, family dishwasher, though in truth – depending on the coloring system – usually far more cycles are achieved. For industrial dishwashers, 2000 cycles and more are easily reached. Hydroglasur coatings are also scuff-resistant to the impacts experienced during packaging or transportation.

Glass and ceramic items coated with Hydroglasur are certified for direct food contact by external institutes. Coating of glasses, cups and bowls can be recommended without restrictions; for plates, we recommend coating the rim or complete backside area.

 

CREATE AN UNLIMITED VARIETY OF COLORS AND EFFECTS


Croco Effect-Special Crocodile Effect Decorative Glass Coatings
Objects coated with Hydroglasur are hard to distinguish from pigmented or etched surfaces, like our surface effect coatings for glass. Offering an unlimited variety of colors and effects, Hydroglasur coatings are available in highly transparent to completely opaque forms, with high gloss to matt surface effects.
  • Our basic color system is available as color concentrates that include all PantoneĀ® color shades.
  • Mixable in any ratio, they enable our customers to achieve any desired color shade.
  • The easy handling of basic lacquers and color concentrates allows the creation of many shades with different gloss levels in a fast, easy and economical manner.
  • We can also produce custom colors based on color charts, color systems, or specifications, or from the common color reference charts.
  • Our current systems BGS400 glossy and MGS400 matt can be used on both glass and ceramic substrates, and application is easy and economical within a wide range of machinery parameters.
  • For special application methods, such as electrostatic, high-speed bells and discs, drying-optimized versions BG450 glossy and MG450 matt are also offered.
Bottom line, with the addition of Diegel Creative Coatings to the Ferro family, our line of decorative colors is significantly enhanced – helping you add further value to your products and brands, including household glass and ceramic tableware, and so much more.

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