VR System Lead-containing Container Glass Enamels

The VR System is Ferro's lead-containing color range of glass enamels for the decoration of one-way and multi-trip glass bottles.

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Ferro offers the VR System of lead-containing container glass enamels that are specially formulated for application onto soda-lime glass packaging, specifically single-trip and multi-trip bottles. This glass color system can also be used for special applications that include color-break enamels for pharmaceutical borosilicate glass ampules. 

Intermixable Colors for Limitless Possibilities
These 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.

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

VR System container glass enamels contain lead, cadmium and lithium, with a guaranteed lithium maximum content of 30 ppm. 

The following lead and cadmium leaching information is based on DIN EN 1388-2 testing of the basic flux system under laboratory conditions:

  • Lead release: < 10 mg/dm2 of the decorated surface
  • Cadmium release: < 1.5 mg/dm2 of the decorated surface

VR SYSTEM LEAD-CONTAINING CONTAINER GLASS ENAMEL COLOR RANGE

COLOR  REFERENCE  PANTONE 
DARK GREEN  VR 99.59  342 C
GREEN  VR 231 370 C
BLUE  VR 209 2935 C
COBALT BLUE  VR 208 2735 C
YELLOW  VR 241 109 C
YELLOW  VR 242 116 C
RED  VR 270 1795 C
DARK RED  VR 272 186 C
ORANGE  VR 261 1505 C
BROWN VR 280 175 C
WHITE  VR 290 -
FLUX  VR 725 -
BLACK  VR 285
ETCH  VR 296

  • 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.



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.