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» Any Shape
Cladding Panels, 3D Lettering and Art forms. Any shape that is possible to achieve by cutting, folding and welding de carbonized VE Steel.
» Vivid Colors
Glass-like bold or pastel colors with varied gloss levels. Colors can be matched to most colors from RAL Design or Pantone color charts or matched to hard samples from existing vitreous enamel cladding.
» High Gloss
Vitreous enamel is a naturally glossy, non-porous and non stick surface. Typical gloss levels range from Low Gloss 60% to High Gloss 90%.
» VE Prints 
Vitreous enamel pastes are silkscreened or masked to create sharp and high resolution multicolored graphics which are fired and fused to the panel, lettering or sculpture at 800⁰ Celsius. Images are vitreous enamel therefore have the same durability as any VE plain color. Dubbed VE “Supergraphics” for a good reason, because of their excellent durability.
» Hygienic
Vitreous enamel graphics and writing surfaces are completely non porous. Harmful bacteria cannot be absorbed. The non stick, smooth surface is sterilized extremely easily. Because of the extreme hardness of VE this -hygienic quality does not deteriorate and the graphic or surface remains sterile and safe. VE is non-static therefore it does not attract dust or allergens.
» Fireproof
Architectural VE panels will, depending on the design and the nature of the backing materials, provide fire ratings of a min. of two hours. Higher fire ratings can be achieved. No staining even from open flame. No toxic fumes are released during fire.
» Non Porous
Like glass, vitreous enamel is completely non porous which prevents harmful bacteria or residual chemicals from being absorbed into the enamel surface. When an enamel surface is cleaned with anti-bacterial solutions it is truly sterile and germ free.
» No "Ghosting"
The ability to clean writing surfaces easily deteriorates with age. Faint marks are left behind when the surface is cleaned as a result of light or heavy surface scratching. Vitreous enamel has extreme surface hardness and is completely non porous. These qualities ensure there is no ghosting at all on VE writing surfaces even after 15years of regular use. VE writing surfaces outlast and outperform all other writing surfaces in this regard.
» Grafitti Proof
Non stick, non porous, chemical resistant, extremely hard and color fast. This combination of qualities is unique to vitreous enamel and enables complete removal of paint or permanent markers using thinners without damaging the VE color or surface. Any mistakes with permanent markers or oil paints on VE writing walls are no problem at all.
» Electrical Safety
Non static, resistant to fire and resistant to electrical currents. These qualities makes VE Signage excellent for industrial use and safe for writing surfaces. Dielectric strength of ordinary vitreous enamels will range from 200 to 500 volts per mil with an average of 4 to 6 mils total thickness.
» Non stick, easy to clean
High lubricity, non stick and non porous make it very easy to clean.
» Environmentally Safe
The production of VE panels is an ecologically friendly process that does not involve harmful substances.  The panels are made from non toxic materials including glass, steel and calcium silicate.  All materials are not harmful to the environment and are recyclable. The VE coating increases the lifespan of the original steel many times thereby reducing waste and the number of times the steel needs to be reprocessed.  VE Panels release no toxic fumes in the event of a fire.
» High Abrasion Resistance
A combination of very high lubricity and extreme surface hardness gives VE “Supergraphics” and VE “Writing Walls” unusually high abrasive resistance when compared to other graphics and surfaces. On the Moh. Hardness Scale : Diamond =10, Painted Steel = 2.5 HPDL Formica (Non-magnetic) writing surface = 2.5-3 and Painted Steel (Magnetic) writing surface = 3 Vitreous Enamel = 5.5 to 6. For writing surfaces high abrasive resistance is extremely important in ensuring high performance and a long life. VE is unrivalled. Similarly vitreous enamel “supergraphics” have extraordinary abrasive resistance when compared to other graphic surfaces.
» High Impact Resistance
The physical strength of the steel, coating and panel backing enable vitreous enameled panels to withstand deformation and damage due to impact. Panels are quick to install and easily replaced.
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Tough. Durable. Versatile.
The performance characteristics of vitreous enamel result in a material that will not rust, is resistant to chemical attack, abrasion and fire as well as being more durable than any other architectural cladding material. In addition its versatility enables custom designs of all shapes and dimensions, the use of graphics and logos as well as a virtually unlimited colour range.

Vitreous enameled steel panels are extremely durable and need very little maintenance and cleaning. They will retain their original colour throughout the normal expected life of a building. Exposure to extreme weather conditions and coastal environments does not affect their performance or appearance.

Chemical Resistance
Vitreous enameled steel is resistant to all organic solvents and has excellent resistance to atmospheric pollution, corrosion and degradation by the great majority of chemicals. It will not rust and is 100% water resistant.

Abrasion Resistance
Vitreous enameled steel is extremely abrasion resistant withstanding cleaning and most abrasive materials without affecting the coating. It will meet scratch resistance to Moh Scale 6.

Fire Proof
Vitreous enameled steel is totally incombustible, will neither ignite nor burn and will withstand continuous temperatures of up to +400°C. Architectural VE panels will, depending on the design and the nature of the backing materials, provide fire ratings of a min. of two hours. Higher fire ratings can be achieved.

Graffiti Resistance
Vitreous enamel panels have a non porous and solvent resistant surface making them ideal for use in public areas where unwanted graffiti, markers and sprayed paints can be easily removed.

NO FADING - UV Light Resistance
Vitreous enameled steel is completely resistant to ultra violet light and the original colours and surface finish will not deteriorate under continuous exposure to sunlight.

Impact Resistance
The physical strength of the steel, coating and panel backing enable vitreous enameled panels to withstand deformation and damage due to impact, chipping and surface damage. This is provided they have been correctly designed, manufactured and installed.

Thermal Shock Resistance
Vitreous enameled steel will withstand rapid cooling by water spray from +400°C to normal room temperatures over a 30 second period.

The resistance of vitreous enameled steel to impact and distortion under extreme temperatures provide further significant safety advantages in applications such as tunnels and claddings in public areas.

Colour Range
The range of colours for vitreous enamel is virtually unlimited. Existing colours can be matched which makes it ideal for refurbishment or replacement panel. If a hard sample cannot be supplied for matching we can reference the RAL Design or Pantone color ranges.

Vitreous enameled steel is sterile, germ free, odorless and easy to clean. Combined with its other characteristics and a smooth colour fast surface, vitreous enameled panels provide unmatched visual appearance.

Non porous finish that doesn’t absorb bacteria and or allergens. Non stick, high gloss surface is very easy to clean. High resistance to cleaning chemicals and high abrasive resistance withstanding very intense regular cleaning with no loss in performance qualities.

Custom Designs
Vitreous enameled panels can be made in various shapes, sizes and configurations. Contact our Technical Advisory Service for further information.

Signage & Graphics
Logos, names and selected graphics can be fired onto the panels – these will have the same characteristics mentioned above and will maintain their appearance throughout their life.

VE Doors create lockable compartments for services, utilities, cleaning or tool storage as part of the cladding layout.

VE Coating increases the lifespan of the original steel many times over reducing the need to produce replacements. Both the VE steel and the vitreous enamel coating can be recycled and re-used to make VE panels again.

VE has a lifespan at least 4 times that of most other cladding products. It is the most durable and longest lasting surface coating. It is also non fading and has the highest abrasive resistance making it not only cheaper but looking better over its lifespan.

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1 BS 476: Part 4: 1970 Non Combustibility Test Classification: Non Combustible
2 BS 476: Part 6: 1989 Fire Propagation Test Fire Propagation Index I = 0; Subindices i1, i2, i3 = 0
3 BS 476: Part 7: 1997 Surface Spread of Flame Test Classification: Class 1
4 BS 1344 Part 1 Resistance to Thermal Shock of Coating Satisfactory
5 BS 1344: Part 2; ISO 2722:1973 Resistance to Citric Acid at room temperature Class AA
6 BS 1344 Part 3 Resistance to Sulphuric Acid Class AA (white panels)
7 BS 1344:1968: Part 4 Resistance to Abrasion Rate of mass loss = 0.00963 g/min
8 BS 1344: Part 5: 1984 Resistance to Hot Detergent Solutions used for Washing Textiles Test Satisfactory
9 BS 1344: Part 6: 1988 Resistance to Alkali Satisfactory
10 BS 1344 Part 7: 1984 Resistance to Heat No cracking, flaking or blistering or other surface damage
11 BS 1344: Part 8: 1984; ISO 2742:1983 Resistance to Boiling Citric Acid Rate of mass loss = 15.1g/m2 for 2.5 hrs testing time
12 BS 1344: Part 9: 1987 Resistance to Boiling Water Satisfactory
13 BS 1344: Part 10: 1987 Resistance to Condensing Hydrochloric Acid Vapour Test Satisfactory
14 BS 1344: Part 17: 1975; ISO 2745: 1998 Resistance to Hot Sodium Hydroxide Solution Test Satisfactory
15 BS 1344: Part 21: 1993 Resistance to Impact Pistol Test Some powdering, but no spalling or chipping
16 ASTM B117 - 97 Salt Spray Test for 1000 hours No discernible change
17 ASTM E350-95 and Laboratory In house Method Carbon, Manganese, Phosphorous and Sulphur Content of VE Steel Carbon < 0.01%; Manganese: 0.24%; Phosphorous: 0.009%; Sulphur: 0.008%
18 BS 4360:1986 Tensile Strength Test of Weldable Structural Steel Grade 43A Complies
19 BS 1449: Part1: 1983 Tensile Strength Test of Low Carbon Steel Plate Complies with Grade CR4 of BS1449
20   Moh's Hardness Scale Result = 6
21 BS EN 10209:1996 Determination of Adherence Level of Enamel Adherence Level 1
22 BS 3900:D5:1997; BS EN ISO 2813:2000 Specular Gloss (60 degrees) Mean 95%
23 ASTM C 423 - 02 Sound Absorption Complies
Greatly increased writing surfaces, printed backgrounds and better performance.
CERATEC produces high quality VE writing surfaces for Educational and Commercial use. . The Vitreous Enamel surface coating offers better performance and a much longer lifespan than traditional HPDL Formica (Non-magnetic) and Painted Steel (Magnetic) writing surfaces making VE writing walls better value too.

Commercial - VE Writing Wall
CERATEC Commercial Writing Walls are customized to fit the layout of any room and allow for greatly increased writing area than traditional writing surfaces. Excellent large format tool for interactive planning and presentations. CERATEC Commercial Writing Walls have the dual purpose of being an attractive architectural feature in any corporate meeting room.

» Curved or flat
» Fully customized
» Excellent interactive planning tool
» Large format up to 2800mm height for entire wall installations
» Choice of backing for sound properties, weight or shape of panel
» Any color or pre-printed with maps, planners and timetables or custom design

New Learner - Educational VE Writing Wall
CERATEC New Learner Writing Walls are designed for kindergarten and primary school learners. Wall mounted at low level, CERATEC N.L. Writing Walls use VE Supergraphic prints and templates to encourage creativity and problem solving. Typical examples of background templates include: square grids, music lines, times tables, mazes and maps as well as mountain, beach, bush, jungle or countryside scenes. Under normal use VE prints offer excellent value lasting a minimum of 15yrs with no fading, cracking, peeling or loss of performance.

» Hygienic
» High Impact Resistance
» Easy to install or replace
» Simple hook-on fixing design
» Standard size 1m2 single panels
» Plain color or include VE printed background templates to suit subject and student age

Advanced Learner - Educational VE Writing Wall
CERATEC Advanced Learner Writing Walls provide educational institutions with superior performance and a more economical long term option for writing surfaces. Typical users, universities, schools, technical colleges and training institutions. Examples of background templates include: square grids or music lines etc. (standard or custom options available)

» Easy to install
» Folding or sliding formats available
» Plain color or include VE printed background templates to suit subject and student age