Ditmer Enameling TechnologyTM is a registered trade name of Ditmer Trading & Consulting B.V., which is applied to a range of proprietary equipment & services for the porcelain/vitreous enameling industry, like the powder enamel adhesion tester shown below.
Received earlier today a new batch of “Porcelain (Vitreous) Enamels and Industrial Enamelling Processes” book.
This classic reference book, which describes in detail many aspects of vitreous enameling technology & equipment is a must for every professional enamelist.
Please note that the current edition is nearly sold out !
This excellent book and other literature about vitreous enameling technology, may be found at our webshop (https://dtc-webshop.com) .Buy book
The latest ISO 9001 version 2015 puts a lot of emphasizes on managing competences & risks. Continue reading “Managing competences acc. to ISO 9001”
The annual German enamel congress was held in Maritim Hotel Würzburg from April 1 till 3, 2019.
Circa 100 stakeholders from the vitreous enameling industry in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium and The Netherlands participated in this event, which was well organized by the Deutscher Email Verband. Continue reading “German Enamel Congress 2019”
The Italian National Unification institute has published UNI 11734 as of December 6, 2018.
This standard specifies a method for measuring the hydrogen diffusion coefficient in order to determine the fish-scale susceptibility of steels, which can be used in the enamelling process. Continue reading “UNI 11734 : Determining fish-scale susceptibility of enameling steel”
A century ago, Ferro Corporation started as a porcelain enamel manufacturer.
We herewith congratulate them with their centennial !
The recorded vitreous enamel consumption in Germany declined with 4% in volume but grew with 1.4% in value, according to the German enamel association DEV.
Reportedly the total volume for cast iron and steel enamels amounted to 6,367 metric ton in 2018.
(Source : email mitteilungen des deutschen email verbandes 2/2019)
EEA-Guideline 1001 was introduced in 2016 to satisfy the urgent need for uniform test methods & limits for enamelled food stuff.
EN ISO 4531, concerning test methods & limits for the release from enamelled articles in contact with food, has been revised by ISO/TC 107 & a new version was published in September 2018. Continue reading “EEA-Guideline 1001 / EN ISO 4531”
The ORF made an interesting report about vitreous enameling of cookware at Riess Email in Ybbsitz, Austria.
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”