The coatings bond chemically to the glass, thus eliminating the need for high temperature baking, as other glass coatings required.
Applications ofAqua-444UV are an alternate to acid-etching process for surface alteration of glass for high-end framing. This is known (in USA particularly) as "non-glare" and, incorrectly, as non-reflecting glass with one or both surfaces altered to scatter or diffuse the reflected portion of visible light.
Aqua-444UV will not yellow or fade under direct sunlight (depending upon pigmentation) and has excellent resistance to chemicals and water, abrasion resistance and has UV blocking properties.
Aqua-444UV comes in frosted patterns.
Chemical Composition: Aqua-444UV formulation is based on a lead-free and cadmium-free glass, combined with a novel processing approach to create the final imitation etches enamel system.
Durability: Good resistance to attack by mild acids, alkalis, alcohol and water.
Typical Baking (Firing) Conditions
Convection oven: 10 minutes @ 350°F (177T)
IR Oven: 2.5-3 minutes @ 350°F (177T)
Ease of Clean up: Flushing with soap and water or mild cleaning agent is usually all that is necessary to clean equipment and screens. For screen plugs, spray with Isopropyl Alcohol, and lightly scrub with clean soft-bristled brush.