CeramiGlass™ glass coating is as hard as ceramic enamel, but it isn’t frit.
Why use CeramiGlass™ over ceramic enamel as the obscuration band on transportation glass?
Zero VOC's - Yes, none.
No organic polymer haze defects from VOC's after the lamination process, common from the use of ceramic enamel.
No VOC boiling, which may cause splatter of ceramic enamel to harden on oven rollers.
Zero Heavy Metals - Including lead and mercury.
Cure Temperatures - Fully cured at 370°C (698°F) or 650°C (1202°F).
Energy Usage Reduction - Depending on production processes employed, use of CeramiGlass™ may significantly reduce plant energy cost.
Green Strength - Ceramic enamel has to achieve enough green strength, through high heat, to go into the front/side windshield bending process. CeramiGlass™ has already cured by then and will not crack or cause ANY issues in the bending process:
No ink transfer from an uncured product, as ceramic enamel often shows. In surface #2 applications, CeramiGlass™ can withstand the bending process with no defects after being exposed to moderate heat - 177°C (350°F).
No clip, tong, or mold marks from the bending process. CeramiGlass™ is already cured!
Production Speed Enhanced - Depending on production processes employed, use of CeramiGlass™ may increase production speed.
Water Clean-Up - CeramiGlass™cleans up easily with warm water.
Why do automotive designers like CeramiGlass™ for their window designs?
More opacity with less material applied
CeramiGlass™application ≈ 0.8 mil
Ceramic enamel application ≈ 1.2 mils - 1.4 mils
CeramiGlass™ generally weighs less than ceramic enamel in obscuration band applications.
No optical distortion burn line as seen in ceramic enamel obscuration bands.
CeramiGlass™ lessens distortions that help improve the look of Heads Up Displays (HUDs).