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Ceramic Enamel Frit

Introduction

Available in a variety of colors to harmonize or contrast with the vision area, the ceramic enamel frit is applied to the surface of the glass. Ceramic enamel frits contain finely ground glass mixed with inorganic pigments to produce a desired color. The coated glass is then heated to about 1,150°F, fusing the frit to the glass surface, which produces a ceramic coating almost as hard and tough as the glass itself. A fired ceramic enamel frit is durable and resists scratching, chipping, peeling, fading and chemical attacks.

    Applications

    Ceramic Frit Applications

    • Spandrel glass can be installed monolithically, using insulated metal backpans, but is more often found as a component of an insulating glass unit. Reflective spandrel glass units are widely used when a uniform all-glass look is desired for the building exterior. Typical applications include commercial fixed windows, curtain walls, storefronts and wall cladding. Spandrel glass is traditionally an opaque material not intended for use in vision areas.

    Capabilities

    Ceramic Frit Capabilities

    • Maximum size on 1/4" glass(1): 96" x 144"
      Minimum size on 1/4" glass: 12" x 12"
      (1) Represents typical standard size limitations; please review larger and smaller size requirements with Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®.
      Designed for nonvision areas, spandrel glass should be glazed against a dark uniform background, void of light. Spandrel glass is normally heat-strengthened to withstand higher temperatures.

    Frit Colors

    Ceramic Frit Colors

    • Spandrel Paint Colors: Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® offers a complete line of ceramic enamel frit in the following standard color options: White, Charcoal, Solargray®, Solarbronze®, Gray Black, Black, Solex®, Ford Blue, Lava Bronze, Warm Gray and EverGreen™. Custom colors for ceramic enamel frit are also available.

       
       
       
       
       
      White Charcoal Solargray® Solarbronze®
       
       
       
       
       
      Gray Black Black Solex® Ford Blue
       
       
       
       
       
      Lava Bronze Warm Gray EverGreen™  
       
      Due to monitor color limitations, the colors above may vary. Consult factory for actual color samples.
    Glass Colors

    Ceramic Frit Glass Colors

    • Spandrel Paint Colors: Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® offers a complete line of ceramic enamel frit in the following standard color options: Black, Graylite®, Grey Black, Warm Grey, Solargray®, Charcoal, Solarbronze®, Lava Bronze, Ford Blue, Solex®, EverGreen™ and White. Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® offers OPACI-COAT-300® spandrel in the following standard color options: Black, Graylite®, Grey, Charcoal, Bronze, Blue, Blue-Green, Green and EverGreen™. Custom colors for either ceramic enamel frit or OPACI-COAT-300® spandrel are also available.

      Spandrel Glass Colors: The glass types listed below are included in the Spandrel offering. Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® offers a variety of glass products to meet your architectural glazing design needs. Please contact Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® for product availability and performance data as this information is subject to change without notice.

      Assistance Options:

      1. Call toll-free, 866-653-2278.
      2. Send e-mail to support@obe.com.
    • Clear
      Clear Glass Products
      Clear
      1/4" (6mm) Clear Float Glass
      Reflective
      1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Clear Eclipse Advantage™ Radiant Low-E #2

       

      Low Iron
      Low Iron Glass Products
      Low Iron
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Starphire® Low Iron Clear Float Glass
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian UltraWhite™ Low Iron Clear Float Glass
      1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Optiwhite™ Low Iron Clear Float Glass

       

      Gray
      Gray Glass Products
      Tinted
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Graylite® II High Performance Tint
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solargray® Tint Float Glass
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian CrystalGray® Tinted Float Glass
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian Gray Tinted Float Glass
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian MidnightGray™ High Performance Tint
      1/4" (6mm) Pilkington SuperGrey™ High Performance Tint
      Reflective
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarcool® Gray Reflective #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarcool® Graylite® Reflective #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Vistacool™ Solargray® Reflective #2
      1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Grey Eclipse Advantage™ Radiant Low-E #2

       

      Bronze
      Bronze Glass Products
      Tinted
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarbronze®
      Reflective
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarcool® Bronze Reflective #2
      1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Bronze Eclipse Advantage™ Radiant Low-E #2

       

      Green
      Green Glass Products
      Tinted
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Atlantica™ High Performance Tint
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solexia™ Tinted Float Glass
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian TwilightGreen™ High Performance Tint
      1/4" (6mm) Pilkington EverGreen™ High Performance Tint
      Reflective
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarcool® Solexia™ Reflective #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Vistacool™ Atlantica™ Reflective #2
      1/4" (6mm) Pilkington EverGreen™ Eclipse Advantage™ Radiant Low-E #2

       

      Blue Green
      Blue Green Glass Products
      Tinted
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Azuria™ High Performance Tint
      1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Optifloat™ Blue-Green Tinted Float Glass
      Reflective
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarcool® Azuria™ Reflective #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Vistacool™ Azuria™ Reflective #2
      1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Blue-Green Eclipse Advantage™ Radiant Low-E #2

       

      Blue
      Blue Glass Products
      Tinted
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Optiblue®
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Pacifica™ High Performance Tint
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarblue™
      1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Arctic Blue™ High Performance Tint
      Reflective
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarcool® Pacifica™ Reflective #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarcool® Solarblue™ Reflective #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Vistacool™ Pacifica™ Reflective #2
      1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Arctic Blue™ Eclipse Advantage™ Radiant Low-E #2

       

      Silver
      Silver Glass Products
      Reflective
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarcool® Azuria™ Reflective #1
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarcool® Bronze Reflective #1
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarcool® Gray Reflective #1
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarcool® Graylite® Reflective #1
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarcool® Solexia™ Reflective #1
      1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Clear Eclipse Advantage™ Radiant Low-E #2

       

    Specifications

    Ceramic Enamel Frit Specifications 088100_ceramic_frit_spandrel_2013_rev.doc

    Literature

    • Ceramic Enamel Frit Sell Sheet(PDF)