Waterborne Organic Coatings Extend Their Reach
Our organic coating range is green, and growing!
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Ferro’s organic colors open new opportunities for glass and container decoration
Starting in the 1990s, legislation that led to the removal of heavy metals from glass enamels created a demand for a viable substitute. This in turn encouraged the development and adoption of organic colors as an alternative to traditional glass enamels, particularly in some segments of the drinks and cosmetics packaging industry, and glass tableware decoration sector.
At Ferro, we have embraced the resulting new organic technology by developing competitive organic systems, in addition to our pioneering work on lead-free glass enamels. The advantages of Ferro’s organic coatings, such as cadmium-free reds, warm color tones, and the special effects and flexibility for smaller series that can be achieved, have helped enlarge the decoration space tremendously, with new applications and color effects.
Going further, we enhanced our organic waterborne coatings offering with the acquisitions of Pinturas Benicarlo based in Castellon, Spain, the glass business of Delta Industrial Finishes, headquartered in Ocala, Florida, USA and Diegel GmbH, a leading producer of industrial organic coatings, based in Alsfeld, Germany.
Now part of Ferro, all three Pinturas, Delta and Diegel GmbH, are recognized market-leaders in their respective regions for the supply of environmentally-friendly organic waterborne coatings for container glass. They also excel in the fast servicing and color matching required by our glass decorating customers, significantly enhancing our ability to effectively reach customers around the globe.