s1de ONE LEAD-FREE FLAT GLASS ENAMELS
Ferro’s s1de ONE glass enamels are fully intermixable lead-free colors formulated for first surface applications where the decoration is applied to exterior surfaces that are directly exposed to the elements.
s1de ONE enamels offer extremely high chemical and weathering resistance compared with traditional flat glass enamels.
This intermixable color range does not contain intentional additions of lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), mercury (hg) and hexavalent chromium, (Cr+6 ), and is formulated with strict controls to minimize color drift, resulting in superior lot-to-lot consistency.
ENDLESS DESIGN POSSIBILITIES DESIGNED TO LAST
For exterior applications, S1de ONE’s durable color range can be used to replicate effects such as wood and stone opening up many new design possibilities for architects, offering a wider range of aesthetics and special effects in comparison to conventional flat glass enamels that are applied on Surface 2 that are viewed through the glass.
The excellent reflection properties of S1de ONE flat glass enamels provide a large advantage over typical mirror effect used on glass facades including:
- UV Resistance/weathering resistance (S1de ONE)
- increased chemical durability and weatherability (S1de ONE)
S1de ONE colors have also been tested in accordance with GANA specifications for spandrel glass used in building windows and other architectural applications. They are formulated for typical glass tempering cycles with furnace temperatures set at 1275-1310 °F (690-710 °C) with a total cycle time of 40 seconds per millimeter of glass thickness. The firing temperature is higher compared to other Ferro architectural products to ensure higher durability.
S1de ONE BASE COLOR PALETTE
S1de ONE FLAT GLASS ENAMELS-APPLICATION METHODS
|Enamel Quantity||Dependent on screen size||Dependent on roll width|
|Loss of Enamel||Minimal||Material remaining on application roll is lost|
|Surface||Even (screen mesh marks visible)||Variable|
|Thickness||Dependent on screen mesh and viscosity||Dependent on application roll and viscosity|
|Unwanted Edge Decoration||No||No|
|Exhaust System||Not Required||Not Required|
|Size||Dependent on screen size or application piece||Dependent on roller size|
|Cleanup||Organic solvents or water based on medium||Water|
|Drying||Dependent on medium used||Dryer required|
Ferro has established regional color matching, blending/pasting and technical support facilities to provide the highest level of service demanded by our global customers.
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.
Complete Intermixable Color Systems
For customers that prefer to make their own in-house color matchings, please contact us. S1deONE flat glass enamels are can intermix to formulate intensive colors, transparent options, and etch effects.