ÖSTERREICHISCHER EMAIL VERBAND
The surface protection with enamel which was said to be antiquated by our throwaway society is now again up to date. From the ecological aspects enamelled goods are congenitally better. The glass lined surface is environmental friendly.
During the production of enamel there are only resources used which are abundant in nature. Mainly silica, feldspar, borax, sodium, potash and metallic oxides are the raw materials for the production of enamel. The scarce resources of planet earth are not getting touched. Enamel does not contain any harmful substances. Water is used as dispersing agent. This means no pollution for the workers and the environment. The used process water is recycled in modern waste water treatment plants and can be reused in the circuit as new process water without any concern.
Glass lined products can be stressed hard and provide a very long lifetime. On the aspect of quality, operating efficiency and ecology enamel is a high class surface protection.
Steel, grey cast iron and aluminum are used as substrate for glass lined surfaces. Independent of which substrate is used for the glass lining the possibility of recycling is always given. Due to the melting of those the circuit from the raw material to the new product is successfully closed without any harm for the environment.
With other material these recycling problems are inevitable, especially after the expired lifetime which is very short compared to enamel if there is only the possibility to store it on a waste dump or to burn it. This kind of waste disposal is highly controversial.
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