SYSTEM140 LEAD-FREE FLAT GLASS ENAMELS

Ferro’s System140 lead-free colors for flat glass are designed for a large variety of exterior glass applications including architectural glass including spandrel panels, and interior glass applications as such as appliance glass, shower screens, internal glass doors and partitions, glass furniture-tabletops, kitchen cabinets, cupboard doors and display cabinets. 

 

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The System140 series of flat glass enamels are intermixable colors available in base colors, intensive colors and white imitation etch, providing our customers the flexibility to satisfy specific glass color processing and market requirements.

System140 colors are zinc-based and heavy metal-free; they do not contain intentional additions of lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), mercury (hg) and hexavalent chromium, (Cr+6).  
CONSISTENT AND DURABLE INTERMIXABLE COLORS THAT LAST
System140 colors show performance similar to lead-containing colors for flat glass based on rigorous testing to evaluate alkali resistance, sulfide and acids that include hydrochloric, sulfuric, acetic and citric acid.

The System140 intermixable color range is formulated with strict controls to minimize color drift, resulting in superior lot-to-lot consistency.  Thorough testing methods also ensure the firing stability of mixed shades for customers that prefer to make their own in-house color matchings.

System140 colors have been designed to comply with GANA specifications for spandrel glass used in building windows and other architectural applications. 

System140 flat glass enamels are formulated for typical glass tempering cycles with furnace temperatures set at 1180 – 1300 °F (635 – 705 °C) with a total cycle time of 40 seconds per millimeter of glass thickness.  
This results in typical glass temperatures of 1145 – 1220 °F (620-660 °C).

SYSTEM140 BASE COLOR PALETTE

COLOR             FERRO PRODUCT  DESCRIPTION
  27-8610  Aquamarine
  27-8611  Ford Blue
  26-8564  Green 
  26-8563  Jade 
  26-8565  New Evergreen
  24-80031  Smoke
  29-8516 Walnut 
  29-8513  Lava Bronze 
  29-8514  Sable 
  24-80026   Dark Bronze 
  24-80027    Charcoal 
  24-80030   Slate
  24-80023  Black  
  24-80032   Gray Black 
  24-80029    Dark Gray 
  24-80028   Gunmetal 
  24-80022       
  24-80034  Warm Gray  
  20-8481   White
  20-8469  High Opacity White 

 


Architectural Glass Enamels-Ferro System140 Flat Glass Enamels
EXTENSIVE COLOR OPTIONS
We currently offer a wide range of color matches across several color platforms including:
 
  • RAL
  • NCS
  • Benjamin Moore
  • Pantone
  • Sherwin-Williams
  • PPG Metal Coatings
For customers requiring precise custom color matching, Ferro offers computerized matching with our Datacolor matching system.

Our custom color matching experts also help customers develop new colors with our complete custom color matching services.
System140 FLAT GLASS ENAMELS-APPLICATION METHODS
System 140 flat glass enamels have been developed and controlled for multiple application methods and medium systems.  We have a wide range of additives for on-site adjustment available as 140 series products are made to a high viscosity, allowing for on-site adjustment prior to application.
 
APPLICATION METHODS AND MEDIA

APPLICATION METHOD  MEDIUM BASE PROPERTIES 
Direct Screen Printing  Oil-based  Drying rate/wet-fire 
Roller Coating  Ether-based  Green strength
Curtain Coating  Alcohol-based  Low VoC 
Spraying    Odor


APPLICATION METHODS FOR FLAT GLASS DECORATION

 PROPERTY SPRAYING  SCREEN-PRINTING  ROLLER COATING 
Enamel Quantity  Small amount possible  Dependent on screen size  Dependent on roll width 
Loss of Enamel  Approx. 30% (overspray recycling possible)  Small  Material remaining on roll coater lost 
Surface  Even (clouds may be seen in thin layers)  Even (screen mesh marks visible)  Variable 
Thickness  Dependent on spray pressure, viscosity, spray time  Dependent on screen mesh and viscosity  Dependent on application roll and viscosity 
Unwanted Edge Decoration  High  No No
Exhaust System  Required  Not Required  Not Required 
Size  Unlimited  Dependent on screen size or application piece  Dependent on roller size 
Cleanup  Water Organic solvents or water based on medium  Water 
Drying  Air-drying  Dependent on medium used  Dryer required 


SYSTEM140 SERIES LEAD-FREE FLAT GLASS COLORS PRODUCT INFORMATION

Ferro System140 Lead-Free Flat Glass Colors Product Data


VALUE ADDED SERVICES
Ferro has established regional color matching, blending/pasting and technical support facilities to provide the highest level of service demanded by our global customers.

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. 

Custom Medium Development
Ferro recognizes the effects of production environments and importance of local legislation on customer needs by providing customized medium additives and substitutes, including our development of low VOC medium options.

Complete Intermixable Color Systems
For customers that prefer to make their own in-house color matchings, please contact us.  System140 flat glass enamels are can intermix to formulate intense colors, transparent options, etch effects and metallic effects.