VS System LEAD-CONTAINING Container Glass Enamels

The VS System is Ferro's lead-containing color range of glass enamels for the decoration of glass tumblers.

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Ferro offers the VS System of lead-containing container glass enamels that are specially formulated to achieve certain chemical durability at a relative low firing temperature of 580 – 600°C. 


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

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

  • Lead release: < 25 mg/dm2 of the decorated surface; with the exception of VS 302 cobalt blue, which has a lead release of c. 60 mg/dm2 of the decorated surface
  • Cadmium release: < 3 mg/dm2 of the decorated surface

VS SYSTEM LEAD-CONTAINING CONTAINER GLASS ENAMEL COLOR RANGE

COLOR  REFERENCE  PANTONE   
DARK GREEN VS 327
GREEN  VS 321 362 C
ROYAL BLUE   VS 300 2727 C 
COBALT BLUE  VS 302 2747 C
BLUE  VS 3318 299 C 
YELLOW VS 68,59 109 C 
LIGHT RED  VS 370 1795 C 
DARK RED VS 372 187 C 
ORANGE VS 361 151 C 
BROWN VS 73,59 483 C
BLACK  VS 384  
WHITE VS 390  
FLUX VS 730  
ETCH VS 392  


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  • The Pantone references 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.