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min. | for thickness 0.5-0.7 mm | Transverse | A80
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min. | for thickness 0.7-2 mm | Transverse | A80
270 - 370 MPa
Show Supplier Material materials with Tensile strength of 270 - 370 MPa
for thickness 0.5-2 mm | Transverse
140 - 260 MPa
Show Supplier Material materials with Yield strength of 140 - 260 MPa
for thickness 0.5-0.7 mm | Transverse
140 - 240 MPa
Show Supplier Material materials with Yield strength of 140 - 240 MPa
for thickness 0.7-2 mm | Transverse
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Solfer® grades are particularly suitable for the manufacture of casing panels for domestic appliances (hobs, covers, control panels, side panels etc) and for kitchen utensils (pots and pans). They can also be used for architectural applications, thanks to their excellent resistance to deformation during enamel firing.
The manufacturing conditions guarantee very good resistance to "fish scale” defects (TH > 100 in accordance with EN 10209:2013).
Direct-on enamelling process: Solfer® and Solfer®+ grades
Surface preparation before enamelling must be performed with the greatest care (degreasing, pickling and coating with nickel). This is essential to achieve a good surface appearance of the part after enamelling and good adhesion of the enamel. The level of iron loss after pickling and the quantity of nickel deposited must therefore be monitored very precisely.
Application of the enamel and firing:
The thickness of the enamel layer deposited is generally about 130 microns. Moreover, Solfer® and Solfer®+ grades are compatible with all the common enamelling processes: wet spraying, electrostatic liquid or powder deposition. Taking into account its limited Al content, the Solfer® grade is particularly suitable for the ETE application process.
Where wet application is used, it is imperative to dry the enamel layer before firing.
Finally, firing is performed at a temperature of about 830°C.
Two-coat / one-fire enamelling process: Solfer® CA, Solfer® and Solfer®+ grades
Enamel application and firing:
Finally, firing is performed at a temperature of about 830°C
Solfer® grades can easily be welded, whatever the welding process may be. Other joining processes (clinching, crimping) may also be used.
Solfer® grades can be formed by bending, profiling or deep drawing.