vitreous enamel


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vitreous enamel

[′vi·trē·əs i′nam·əl]
(materials)
A glass coating applied to a metal by covering the surface with a powdered glass frit and heating until fusion occurs. Also known as porcelain enamel.

porcelain enamel, vitreous enamel

A substantially vitreous (glassy) inorganic metal oxide coating, bonded to metal by fusion at a temperature above 800°F (427°C); not a true porcelain.
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But most of all it is the river-deep vitreous enamel cast iron bath that is the gem.
During the year the company acquired the Bernie Cope Machine Embroidery Company and KJD Jewellers, manufacturers of vitreous enamel and modelled cufflinks.
Carpet is inset into the vitreous enamel tiling for dining and sitting areas, Travertino is at the entrance, industrial chequerplate on the stairs and, for the last few steps, oak veneer leading up to the family area.
The curtain walling grid was filled with Alliance vitreous enamel panels and green tinted laminated double glazed units; with RT450 windows being supplied by Reynolds Systems Holland, and automatic doors from Besam.
Tenders are invited for Supply of vitreous enamel porcelain base, ceramic coated pnb, panb and ranb boards
Improvements to the passenger waiting areas and platforms include way-finding signage on new vitreous enamel panels.
A brand new coating that replicates the vitreous enamel finish of Jaguar manifolds has been created by Zircotec.
The ten flowing, highly colourful and at times arresting, compositions take the form of vitreous enamel panels, each 1,660mm by 1,010mm, in landscape proportion.
caption Good cooking:Mr James Grenfell of Bentley Jennison, Mr Peter Collings chief executive of West Midlands Enterprise Board, and Mr Chris Florida-James, managing director of Vit-Tec Enamel , based at Coseley, celebrate the vitreous enamel company sec uring a significant investment from the Midlands Growth Fund, a unit trust managed by Barings and West Midlands Enterprise Board.
Contract awarded for 5623n001-supply of vitreous enamel coating signal number plates with paiting of signal numbers as supplied by railways size 250 x 150 x 1.25 thick fabricated with m.s.
The work will include installing new vitreous enamel panels and way finding signs, as well as giving the station a fresh new colour scheme.
"We would have taken this sign down in 1991 and it's made from vitreous enamel, which is tough stuff and will last a good while yet."