-- The Home Page of the Finishing Industry
23+ years of serious education, promoting Aloha,
& the most fun you can have in metal finishing smiley
    no popups, no spam
on this site
current topics
topic 5654

Wire Selection for Porcelain Coating


Our company is interested in porcelain enamel coating of wire products (grills)and we have been told that we will need a very low concentration of carbon--even lower than what is in 1006 wire. Too much carbon will cause the porcelain to pop off of the wire, we have been told. If anyone who has experience in porcelain enamel coating on wire could respond to this, I would appreciate it. I have contacted several wire vendors and no one has wire with less than 0.02-0.03% carbon. Thanks

Chris Ballew
- Newport, Tennessee, USA


Yes, steel has to be decarburized to be enameled to eliminate outgassing surface defects. The carbon does not necessarily need to be eliminated. In interstitial-free (IF) steel, the carbon is tied up with alloying elements.

- Charles

Charles Baldwin
Ferro Corporation - Cleveland, Ohio

This public forum has 60,000 threads. If you have a question in mind which seems off topic to this thread, you might prefer to Search the Site

ADD a Comment to THIS thread START a NEW threadView CURRENT TOPICS

Disclaimer: It's not possible to diagnose a finishing problem or the hazards of an operation via these pages. All information presented is for general reference and does not represent a professional opinion nor the policy of an author's employer. The internet is largely anonymous & unvetted; some names may be fictitious and some recommendations may be deliberately harmful.

  If you need a product/service, please check these Directories:

JobshopsCapital Equip. & Install'nChemicals & Consumables Consult'g, Train'g, SoftwareEnvironmental ComplianceTesting Svcs. & Devices

©1995-2018, Inc., Pine Beach, NJ   -   About   -  Privacy Policy
How Google uses data when you visit this site.