Enamelled surfaces & food contact

We received via our network the following press release of TÜV Rheinland LGA Products GmbH


Release from enamelled objects in contact with foodstuffs – Test methods and permitted limits EN ISO 4531 published.

For some years it has been clear that the test conditions (time, temperature) and also the scope of testing of standard EN 1388-2 “Materials and articles in contact with foodstuffs – Silicate surfaces – Part 2: Determination of the release of lead and cadmium from silicate surfaces other than ceramic ware” of 1995, which dates back to a standard of 1985, are no longer up to date.

According to this standard, the release of lead and cadmium is tested at room temperature over 24 hours in 4% acetic acid. This does not correspond by far to the real use conditions, e.g. of enamelled pots. Continue reading “Enamelled surfaces & food contact”

Challenges for coating companies

The German coating magazine “Besser Lackieren” did a survey among their readers about expected challenges in 2019.

Below a summary of their conclusions in descending order of importance :

1) Lack of skilled labor
2) Increase cost of raw material
3) Higher energy prices
4) Increased legislation
5) Increased competition
6) Reduce turn-over

Kindly refer to https://www.besserlackieren.de/Firmen-Maerkte/Unternehmensmeldungen/Trendbarometer-Welche-Herausforderungen-erwarten-Beschichter-2019 for the full report in German language on expected challenges for coating companies in 2019.

Other second-hand enameling furnace for sale

One of our relations has a low thermal mass continuous enameling furnace for sale.

The main characteristics of this furnace are as follows :

– original manufacturer New Furnace
– double hooked U-type
– hotzone length 5 meters
– effective product sizes 1250 mm height and 550 mm width
– gas fired with 4 radiant tubes & metal flue
– capacity circa 2500 kg gr/h

Please contact us, if you are potentially interested in this second-hand enameling furnace.

Second hand New Furnace

Second-hand enameling furnace

One of our relations has a low thermal mass continuous enameling furnace for sale.

The main characteristics of this furnace are as follows :

– original manufacturer Ferro (Holland) BV
– double hooked U-type
– hotzone length 5.3 meters
– effective product sizes 900 mm height and 600 mm wide
– gas fired with 5 radiant tubes & metal flue
– capacity circa 900 kg gr/h

Please contact us, if you are potentially interested in this second-hand enameling furnace.

Second hand enameling furnace