SINCE ANCIENT TIMES, CERAMIC COLORS HAVE DEMONSTRATED UNSURPASSED PERMANENCE IN BEAUTY
These colors can last for centuries without fading or otherwise changing in appearance. Today's equivalent, improved by modern formulations and manufacturing processes, is found in the lasting beauty and performance of GCC ceramic enamels.
GCC enamels are fired onto a glass substrate in order to form a permanent bond. They are different from 'organic' or 'silicone' paints or inks in that the backbone of the system, or the binder, is actually glass. When the paint is cured, this glass binder becomes a part of the glass substrate and cannot be removed by ordinary means.
Because of their durability, glass enamels are used on objects for which long-lasting performance and beauty are desired.
You gain the benefits:
GCC is a vertically integrated manufacturer – we make our own glass frits, pigments, and mediums. For you, this means that we have total control over the reliability, sustainability, quality and development of the key components of Ceramic Enamels.
- "True Lightfastness" ensures that there is no visible difference between old glass and new glass, original parts and replacements.
- Ceramic Enamels are actually fused onto the surface of the glass itself; they will not delaminate, blister, crack or evolve gasses or other chemicals.
- Ultimate chemical resistance means that Ceramic Enamels will not fade, stain, or discolor upon contact with glazing compounds, sealants or gasketing materials.
- Ceramic Enamels are hard, as hard as the glass itself. They won't scratch or mar during fabrication, transport, installation or handling.
- Every color is 'green.' Fired-on Ceramic Enamels are non-toxic, non-combustible, and easy to dispose.
It also means that we can provide a wide range of colors and unique effects, driven by your most challenging design opportunities. Glossy, matte, satin etch, translucent, metallic or pearlescent, non-skid, frosts – whatever your need, we will work to deliver you the effect you are looking for.
We intend to be there when you need us, long into the future. We were the first to go completely lead-free, and we continue to develop sustainable products and production processes that will serve you in the decades to come.
GCC IS THE FASTEST, MOST FLEXIBLE SUPPLIER OF CERAMIC ENAMELS TO THE ARCHITECTURAL GLASS INDUSTRY.
Architecture is meant to last, and GCC products are too.
With its exceptionally high green strength, GCC ceramic enamel makes possible a wide range of conveyance and stacking options. No need to handle your unfired glass with kid gloves so as to not damage the paint film. Only GCC products allow you to man-handle your green parts – and even stack them with simple cork spacers!
With GCC enamels, you have a variety of application options – roll coat, screen print, spray – all with the same enamel! In most cases, it is as simple as opening the pail, mixing briefly with simple and inexpensive tools, and adding the enamel to your application equipment. And for special needs, GCC's simple and reliable thinning system can be adopted with minimal training.
GCC enamels are fired onto a glass substrate in order to form a permanent bond. They are different from 'organic' or 'silicone' paints in that the backbone of the system, or the binder, is actually glass. When the paint is cured, this glass binder becomes a permanent part of the glass substrate and cannot be removed by ordinary means. This bond is so strong that edge deletion is not required!
Because of their durability, glass enamels are used on objects for which long-lasting performance and beauty are desired. This is The Ceramic Advantage™.
In the nearly ten years since GCC introduced its line of architectural enamels, we have attained the leading position in North America and have established an international supply capability.
WE LOVE A CHALLENGE
Glass Coatings & Concepts provides total customer satisfaction and takes it a step further. We delight our customers. We believe BEST-IN-CLASS SERVICE is the key foundation to accomplishing this.
Our services are tailored to meet a myriad of decorating needs:
We are committed to participating actively in your business opportunities and supporting your value creation. Challenge us with a new service request.
- Custom Color Matching for Ceramic Enamels
- Design Consultation
- Production Line Start-Up
- Innovative Products and Custom Solutions
- On Site Technical Support and Problem Solving
- Defect Analysis
- Stocking Programs
- Supply Chain Initiatives
- Packaging Options
- Transportation and Delivery Support