Porcelain (Vitreous) Enamels - Industrial Enamelling Processes, printed English edition of this important reference book.
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Introduction by authors
The first book, Enamels, authored by A. I. Andrews was published in 1935 and the revision, Porcelain Enamels, published in 1961, provided such an excellent foundation in the technology of porcelain enamelling that the authors have focused on adding new information about the technologies, equipment and processes while leaving as much of the original text as possible.
In the writing of Porcelain (Vitreous) Enamel and Industrial Enamelling Processes it was the deliberate intention not to substantially change the original book but to update it with the numerous developments of the past 50 years to the state-of-the-art of porcelain enamelling in the 21st Century.
During this time there have been significant changes in enamel/frit chemistries, enamel application techniques (i. e. electrostatic powder), base metal chemistries and processing, metal preparation processes and end product attributes/requirements.
There are an additional 5 appendices on new topics of interest to enamellers. Over the years this book has been an invaluable resource for industrial enamellers, frit developers and all students of porcelain enamelling.
This industry continues to make progress by employing contemporary technologies, developing new materials and implementing superior processes with the focus of improving manufacturing efficiencies and controlling complex production processes while delivering better porcelain enamelled end-products to the consumer.
The worldwide enamelling industry, represented by the various national organizations and the International Enamellers Institute have been key contributors to the growth of porcelain enamelling technologies by their work to provide venues for the exchange of technical information and the dissemination of this information to enamellers in published literature.
This has been a cooperative international effort and you will notice that in the English text both Metric and English units of measure have been used.
We offer sincere thanks to the contributions of the many material and equipment suppliers, industrial enamellers, engineers, scientists, designers and artists who have helped grow the application and use of this technology by sharing the results of their work with industry colleagues.
While there is certainly more information on the topic of porcelain enamelling available in todayï¿½s wealth of literature, it has been our intention, as it was with Dr. Andrews, to put much of it into one book.