Azurico Brilliant Blue Resistant Onglaze Colors

Ferro offers Azurico resistant low metal release brilliant blue onglaze colors for porcelain, bone china, and earthenware.

Ferro Azurico Blue Onglaze Colors for Porcelain, Bone China and Earthenware

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The Azurico onglaze color range offers two blue shades that provide relatively high resistance to acids and alkalis. In laboratory tests and under industrial conditions on various substrates, the Azurico colors show no visible acid attack, but a slight alkali attack.


Brilliant Blue Onglaze Colors for Porcelain, Bone China and Earthenware

Azurico colors can be applied in thicker layers, making them especially suitable for screen printing and spray application.  Machine lining and banding decoration methods as well as hand painting are also possible with these colors, depending on the design used.

Ferro also supplies a full range of media and covercoats suitable for all standard application methods.

AZURICO ONGLAZE COLOR RANGE ADVANTAGES

  • Bright blue transparent appearance after firing with a highly glossy surface
  • Good chemical resistance, comparable to our Sunshine colors
  • Good mechanical resistance
  • Good dishwasher resistance
  • No chipping, even in thicker layers
  • Work in a wide firing range
  • Suitable for fast firing cycles on porcelain and bone china
  • All Azurico colors are intermixable with each other in any ratio

HEAVY METAL RELEASE AND HEAVY METAL CONTENT

The colors of the Azurico series are technically free of cadmium. Due to natural contamination of raw material, traces of cadmium are possible.

The Azurico colors are able to fulfill the limits of EN 1388 1-2 and FDA requirements when applied and fired according to Ferro technical instructions.

AZURICO DECORATION COLORS

 REFERENCE COLOR SHADE  PANTONE®  CODE
 12 2500 Blue  661 c
 72 25002 Dark Blue  662 c

1The above mentioned Pantone® Code is only a guideline for the color shade.
Pantone® is a registered trademark of Pantone Inc.
2H phrase 412

AZURICO COLORS FIRING RANGE

SUBSTRATE  FIRING CYCLE TEMPERATURE 
Hard-Paste
Porcelain
Normal Firing 780 - 850 oC
Hard-Paste
Porcelain
Fast-Firing (1 h) 860 - 900 o
Soft-Paste
Porcelain
Normal Firing 760 - 830 o
Earthenware Normal Firing 760 - 800 o
Bone China Normal Firing  780 - 820 oC
Bone China Fast-Firing (23 Min )
900 o


VALUE ADDED SERVICES

Color Mixing   
We offer custom color mixing services which gives our customers total flexibility in tailoring color matches on-site, as well as desired gloss and finish.  We also provide testing to ensure the firing stability of mixed shades, mixing guidelines and recommendations for Pantone color matching.

Color Matching
Ferro provides complete custom color matching services to help our customers develop new colors and finishes to meet specific industry standards and/or unique customer needs.  In addition to matching colors, Ferro can provide formulas to customers using the base/tint system.

Precise color matching can be achieved using our internal extensive database and color matching expertise.  All colors are matched to defined reference samples to ensure exact match and consistent color reproduction from batch to batch.