THE ALA SMALTO LINE IS PORCELAIN WITH A TREATMENT THAT GIVES THE PRODUCTS EXTRAORDINARY QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE.
PORCELAIN enamel is a vitreous coating that protects and decorates surfaces. Highly performing, it is obtained from the fusion of inorganic raw materials of mineral and artificial origin, subsequently solidified by rapid cooling. The artifacts to which it is applied are vitrified with a firing process in very high temperature ovens. This determines the uniform application and penetration of the enamel on the support and gives life to a new composite material called PORCELAIN STEEL.
TECHNOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF PORCELAIN STEEL
RESISTANCE TO OXIDATION
Porcelain steel protects metal products, extending their life indefinitely.
RESISTANCE TO CHEMICAL AGENTS
Detergents (organic solvents, detergents and disinfectants) can be used safely on enamelled surfaces without causing damage.
RESISTANCE TO ATMOSPHERIC AGENTS
Rain, pollutants, salinity, sunlight and sudden changes in temperature do not damage the glazed surface and do not change its color or brilliance.
WATERPROOF TO LIQUIDS
If intact, the enamelled surfaces are free of porosity and cracks, therefore completely impermeable to liquids.
RESISTANCE TO ABRASION AND HARDNESS
The enamelled products have a very hard glass surface with high resistance to shocks, scratches, abrasion and wear. According to the "Mohs scale" the enamels are between 5 ° and 7 °.
Even the thinnest layers of enamel ensure good resistance to accidental impacts.
RESISTANCE TO HIGH TEMPERATURES
Porcelain surfaces do not undergo degradation with heat or in contact with direct flame. Furthermore, all enamels easily withstand thermal shock, even above 30 ° C.
RESISTANCE AND STABILITY OF COLORS
The porcelain surfaces can be colored in a wide range of glossy, opaque and semi-opaque colors, which remain stable over time, not fading or fading. changing hue.
HYGIENICITY AND NON -TOXICITY
The hard, smooth and porosity-free surface makes it impossible to form small scratches in which dirt or soot could cling. Porcelain steel is an inert material and therefore does not emit or absorb odors.