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"ENAMELING PLANT FOR CAST IRON BATHTUBS"
I AM SETTING UP AN ENAMELING PLANT TO COAT CAST IRON BATHS BOTH OLD AND NEW. THIS INDUSTRY IN SOUTH AFRICA DIED 30 YEARS AGO AND I AM UNABLE TO GET ANY INFO LOCALLY. I HAVE A FOUNDRY BUSINESS AT PRESENT MAINLY MANUFACTURING VICTORIAN REPLICA STUFF I.E. LAMP POLE SPIRAL STAIRWAYs, etc. CAN ANYBODY PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME? I NEED ALL THE INFO I CAN GET FROM BEST GRADE OF CAST IRON TO USE TO RECIPE FOR COATING. MANY THANKS.
KIND REGARDS,WILLY TEMPLE
- CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
The best iron to use is pure pig iron I worked for Eljers for 39 years and know a lot about the process from foundry to enameling.Stephen Vitko
- Salem, Ohio
December 31, 2010
hi there. Can you do cookware in the same plant as bathtubs? thanks - johnjohn gaunt
pvt - Capetown, South Africa
January 2, 2011
You'll find the British societies serving this industry at www.vea.org.uk, and the North American societies at www.porcelainenamel.com. Both many be able to help you. Good luck.
Ted Mooney, P.E.
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finishing.com - Pine Beach, New Jersey