SYSTEM76 LEAD-FREE FLAT GLASS ENAMELS

Ferro’s System76 Series of lead-free colors for flat glass are designed for a large variety of interior and exterior glass applications such as appliance glass, architectural glass including spandrel panels, as well as shower screens, internal glass doors and partitions, glass tabletops, kitchen cabinets, cupboard doors and display cabinets. 

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Our System76 Series of flat glass enamels are Intermixable colors available as base colors, intensive colors and white imitation etch, providing our customers the flexibility to satisfy specific glass color processing and market requirements.

System76 colors are bismuth-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
System76 colors show performance similar to lead-containing colors for flat glass based on rigorous testing 
to evaluate alkali resistance, sulfide and acid resistance that include hydrochloric, sulfuric, acetic and citric acid.

The System76 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 matches.

System76 colors have been designed to comply with GANA specifications for spandrel glass used in building windows and other architectural applications.  

System76 flat glass 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).
 

SYSTEM76 BASE COLOR PALETTE

COLOR             FERRO PRODUCT  DESCRIPTION
  27-8075 Aquamarine
  27-8026 Ford Blue
  26-8045 Green 
  26-8008 Jade 
  26-8046 New Evergreen
  24-8040 Smoke
  29-8039 Walnut 
  29-8009  Lava Bronze  
  29-8038 Sable 
  24-8028   Dark Bronze 
  24-8025   Charcoal 
  24-8034  Slate
  24-8029   Black  
  24-8027   Gray Black 
  24-8026   Dark Gray 
  24-8056  Gunmetal 
  24-8075    Warm Gray  
  24-8287  Warm Gray  
  20-8079  White
  20-8101  High Opacity White 

 


Ferro System76 Lead-Free Flat Glass Enamels for Interior and Exterior Glass Applications
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.
SYSTEM76 FLAT GLASS ENAMELS-APPLICATION METHODS
System76 flat glass enamels have been developed and controlled for multiple application methods and medium systems. These products offer an extra degree of accommodation as they are made to a low viscosity allowing for minimal adjustment prior to use.
 
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 application roll 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 


SYSTEM76 SERIES LEAD-FREE FLAT GLASS COLORS PRODUCT INFORMATION

Ferro System76 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 also provide custom formulations 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 the development of low VOC medium options.

Complete Intermixable Color Systems
For customers that prefer to make their own in-house color matchings, we can provide guidance and support. System76 flat glass enamels can intermix to formulate intense colors, transparent options, etch effects and metallic effects.