VNB System lead-free Container Glass Enamels

The VNB System is Ferro's lead-free color range of glass enamels available in North America for the decoration of pharmaceutical and scientific glass packaging.

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Ferro offers the VNB System of lead-free container glass enamels specially formulated for decorating on lower expansion borosilicate glass used in pharmaceutical and scientific glass packaging.

VNB glass enamels provide general moderate chemical resistance with the following properties of the Base Frits:
Citric Acid Resistance (ASTM Cā€724); 3ā€4 
Detergent Resistance (DTM 75); 3ā€4
Alkali Resistance (DTM 63); 7
 
VNB System container glass enamels are an intermixable color palette that can be blended with other intermediates within the color series, resulting in the widest possible color range. This allows decorators to mix and match their own shades for optimal productivity with minimal inventory.

Colors in the VNB System do not contain voluntary additions of heavy metals that include lead, cadmium, mercury, and hexavalent chromium (Cr6+).


Gold-bearing pigments are needed to achieve some color tones required by the market. It is recommended that preliminary tests be performed prior to launching production with color mixtures utilizing gold-bearing glass enamels (marked*).


VNB SYSTEM LEAD-FREE CONTAINER GLASS ENAMEL COLOR RANGE
 
PRODUCT COLOR  PRODUCT NUMBER  PMS EQUIVALENT 
White 20-8585   -
Red  21-8193  492  C
Purple*  22-8132  2573 C 
Limelight  23-8292  611 C 
Black 24-80199  Black 6 C 
Dark Green  26-8610  357  C
Blue  27-8722  279 C 
Dark Blue  27-8723  289vC
Orange  28-8064  145 C

  • The Pantone equivalents are based on visual evaluation with trials fired under Ferro QC criteria and conditions
  • The above-mentioned references are randomly selected color shades, please contact your respective Ferro Technical Service representative to get more information on further available colors. 


Additional colors to our standard color range are also available on demand.
Please use the product inquiry form to request complete custom color matching from our technical service team.



VALUE ADDED SERVICES

Ferro provides complete custom color matching services to help our customers develop new color shades.
Color Mixing
We offer custom color mixing services which gives our customers total flexibility in tailoring color matches on-site, as well as applicable 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.