Glass Powder in Porcelain Enamel
Porcelain Enamel Application
Glass powder is used in the production of porcelain enamel. The powder melts and hardens to a smooth, durable, vitreous coating. The resulting porcelain product exhibits excellent material properties.
- Firing temperature of 1240°C compared to 1340°C of traditional porcelain
- Lower production costs compared to traditional porcelain
- Increasing amount of glass up to 30% and firing temperature up to 1100°C decreases shrinkage and porosity, and increases bulk density and compressive strength of fired clay bricks
- Recycled soda-lime glass powder replaces feldspar as a fluxing agent in porcelain formulation
Vitreous enamel, or porcelain enamel, is a material made by fusing powdered glass to a substrate by firing between 750°C and 850°C.
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