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Brief Introduction to Vitreous Enamel

With it's origins dating back over 4000 years; enamelling is one of the oldest techniques known to man. Vitreous enamel (porcelain enamel or enamel) is produced by using heat to fuse powdered glass to a substrate such as metal, glass or ceramic creating a glass-like, non-crystalline (vitreous) surface.

External cladding on Killarney Mall, South Africa Modern uses of vitreous enamel include the production of jewellery, decorative art objects, durable kitchenware and appliances, presentation and educational boards, cloakroom cubicles, vanity tops, internal and external architectural cladding panels, enamelled steel sanitary ware and signs.

Vitreous enamel has tremendous design versatility, is resistant to corrosion, vandalism, vermin and thermal shock, and is hygienic, non-flammable and fully recyclable.


Always adhere to the care instructions supplied by the manufacturer with your product.

Due to the absence of pores the smooth, hard enamel surface eliminates the absorption of dirt and grease, reduces the presence and growth of bacteria and mould, therefore creating a more hygienic and healthy environment. Independent comparative studies have shown that in this respect enamel outperforms other materials and coatings, including stainless steel.

Vitreous enamel steel City Civic District Trail sign in Singapore Approximately 12 steps are involved in the production of an enamelled steel product.


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