VPS System lead-free Container Glass Enamels

The VPS System is Ferro's lead-free color range of container glass enamels for the decoration of pharmaceutical glass packaging.

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Ferro offers the VPS System of lead-free container glass enamels that are specially formulated for application on borosilicate glass used in pharmaceutical packaging. They should be tested for suitability to the expansion of the glass to be decorated. 

Intermixable Colors for Limitless Possibilities
VPS 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.  

Colors in the VPS 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 in order to achieve any applicable market-required color tones.   

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


VPS System enamels contain lithium, therefore it is not recommended to use these enamels for the decoration of pressurized containers.


VPS SYSTEM LEAD-FREE CONTAINER GLASS ENAMEL COLOR RANGE

COLOR  REFERENCE  PANTONE 
GREEN VPS 1100 349 C
EMERALD GREEN VPS 1101 322 C
ROYAL BLUE VPS 2102 2945 C 
ULTRAMARINE BLUE VPS 2101 302 C 
YELLOW VPS 3100 * 102 C 
YELLOW VPS 3130 128 C
ORANGE VPS 7101 * Orange C 
RED VPS 7100 * 485 C
DARK RED  VPS 7103 * 201 C
BROWN  VPS 6100 4705 C
 WHITE  VPS 9102  
BLACK  VPS 4100  
FLUX  VPS 857  

  • 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 representative to get more information on further available colors. 
  • The above-mentioned references refer to the powder form only. If a thermoplastic paste, liquid paste or spraying form is being requested, please also indicate the medium.


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.



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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.