VNS System lead-free Container Glass Enamels

The VNS System is Ferro's lead-free color range of container glass enamels for the decoration of one-way glass bottles, perfume bottles and cosmetic glass packaging.

 

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Ferro offers the VNS System of lead-free container glass enamels suitable for most chemical compositions used in the production of soda-lime glass bottles especially packaging for single-trip, non-returnable bottles where chemical durability is not an issue.  

Intermixable Colors for Limitless Possibilities
VNS System container glass enamels are also intermixable, which allows decorators to mix and match their own shades for optimal productivity with minimal inventory.

It is recommended to perform preliminary tests before launching production with color mixtures from this system, especially for combinations of red or yellow cadmium-containing colors (as marked*) with any other colors.  

Our container glass enamels from all systems can be provided in the following forms:

  • Powder form
  • Water-friendly pastes for conventional and electrostatic spraying
  • Oil-based liquid pastes for cold screen-printing
  • Thermoplastic pastes for multi-color hot screen printing
  • Mediums suitable for all applications can also be provided

Colors in the VNS System do not contain voluntary additions of heavy metals that include lead, cadmium, mercury and hexavalent chromium (Cr6+), with the exceptions of the cadmium-containing green, yellow and reds (as marked* below). These colors use cadmium pigments needed to achieve any applicable market-required color tones.   


VNS SYSTEM LEAD-FREE CONTAINER GLASS ENAMEL COLOR RANGE

COLOR  REFERENCE  PANTONE 
GREEN VNS 1600 7483 C 
GREEN  VNS 1619 341 C
BLUE  VNS 2600 286 C
BLUE  VNS 2635 624 C
WHITE  VNS 9620  -
RED  VNS 7600*  
YELLOW  VNS 3601* 711 C
ORANGE  VNS 7609* 3965 C
BROWN  VNS 6609 1375 C
BLACK  VNS 4600 188 C 
FLUX  VNS 849 -
ETCH  VNS 601

  • The Pantone references and color prints are provided as an indication of the shade only. 
  • The above-mentioned references are randomly selected color shades, please contact your respective Ferro Technical Service 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.