A Frit is a ceramic complex composition that has been fused
in a special fusing oven or smelter, quenched to form a glass, and granulated.
Spectrum Ceramics offers a wide range of ceramic glazes to major tile producing factories.
Process methods depend on the choice of frit or glaze. Frits and Glazes are reconstituted by milling in a ball mill or if the frit or glaze is pre-milled into a powder.
The choice of application is product specific, for example if a decoration is placed on tableware, the method would be using decals or by hand painting.
Engobes are mixtures of raw materials and a percentage of frit. They are applied on tiles for various reasons but mainly to provide an interlayer between glaze and tile body.
Gamma and Pictocer are open systems and Durst has carefully tested and certified inks with inorganic ceramic nano pigments from different ink/glaze manufactures.
Printing powders are glazes that have been micronized to be used in printing pastes, suitable for use in screen printing processes on tiles (silk or silicon).
Ferro is the largest supplier of ceramic stains in the world and the tile business absorbs a great part of them.
Spectrum has a range of additives to add to glazes for different applications depending on the type of machinery, rheology or finish that is required.
Mediums are used as carriers for the printing powders in the screen printing lines. They can be specifically modified to suit the customer’s needs.
Spectrum Ceramics has supply agreements with the major suppliers of raw materials suitable for the manufacture of customised glazes, to distribute the following products.