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).