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Ditmer Trading & Consulting BV

Professional Services & Supplies

Industrial Enameling Technology

Ditmer Trading & Consulting BV assist newcomers within the vitreous enameling industry with setting-up complete coating plants from project inception upto commissioning & production start-up.

Furthermore we assist vitreous enamelists with optimizing their processes, training their staff and maintaining & troubleshooting their equipment.

Please find below various interesting topics about industrial porcelain & vitreous enameling for both experienced enamellers and newcomers.

About us

Providing worldwide process know-how, technical services, turnkey projects, engineered & standard machines, test equipment & spare parts to the vitreous enameling industry since 1984.

Spray-degreasing tunnel for cooker parts
Ball mills for in-house grinding of enamel frits
Powder enamel application system for baking ovens

What is vitreous enamel?

Vitreous enamel (also called porcelain enamel,glass-lining, glass-fused-to-steel, ceramic steel or glass on steel) is an engineered boro-silicate glass layer, which may be applied in a liquid or powder form and fused on a metal substrates, like mild steel, cast iron, stainless steel, aluminum or copper.

Coating characteristics

Vitreous enamel has the following unique properties :

  • Color stability (during many years)
  • Corrosion resistance (even against boiling water !)
  • Easy-to-clean
  • High temperature resistance
  • Scratch resistance

Typical applications

Vitreous enamel has been adopted by many different industries all over the world and is nowadays used for providing a functional and/or decorative coating to a wide range of products, such as  architectural panels, bath-tubs, barbeques, boilers, chemical vessels, cookers, heat-exchange panels, tubes, hollowware,microwave ovens, street signs, water heaters, washing machines, etc.


online powder enamel system for water heaters
Enameling furnace for holloware
Radiant tubes inside industrial enameling furnace

Wet or powder enamel?

Electrostatic applied powder enamel has many benefits versus wet applied enamels.

However, the feasibility of powder enamel depends upon the product design details & coating requirements.

More about powder enameling More about liquid enameling

International standards

An overview of current international quality and/or test standards related to vitreous enamel may be found at this webpage.

Latest news

The latest developments & news from the global enameling industry & other interesting blogs may be found at DTC-bv.com


Enamel defects

An overview of common enamel defects and related literature may be found at this webpage

Enameling courses

The Industrial Enameling Academy™ has been establish to maintain and/or improve the competences of professional enamellers worldwide.

It provides interactive online courses about industrial enameling technology and equipment.

See www.e-nameling.com for more info.

Webshop

Various production & test equipment and literature may be found at http://industrial.enameling.shop.


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