Ceramic Enamel Frit

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.

Ceramic Enamel Frit

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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.

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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.

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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™

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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.

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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) Vitro Starphire® Low Iron Clear Float Glass
1/4" (6mm) Guardian UltraClear® Low Iron Clear Float Glass
1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Optiwhite™ Low Iron Clear Float Glass

 

Gray
Gray Glass Products
Tinted
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Graylite® II High Performance Tint
1/4" (6mm) Vitro 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) Vitro Solarcool® Gray Reflective #2
1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Grey Eclipse Advantage™ Radiant Low-E #2

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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