Performance Characteristics

TECO Vitreous Enamel Panel Abrasion Resistance Demo Image
TECO Vitreous Enamel Panel Anti-Graffiti Demo Image
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Vitreous enamel panels (aka VE panels, porcelain enamel panels, or vitrified steel panels) are extremely durable and need very little maintenance and cleaning. They will retain their original color and bright finish throughout the normal expected life of the building. Exposure to extreme weather conditions and coastal environments does not affect their performance or appearance.

Resistance to Abrasion

VE panels are extremely hard-wearing, withstanding many abrasive materials, and will meet scratch resistance to Moh scale 6.

Fire Proof

Porcelain enamel panels are totally incombustible, will neither ignite nor burn and 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.


TECO porcelain enamel panels are ideal for use in public areas where unwanted graffiti and spray paints can be readily removed. 

Resistance to Sunlight

Vitrified steel panels are resistant to ultraviolet light and the individual color and finishes will not deteriorate under continuous exposure to sunlight.

Chemical Resistance

Porcelain enamel panels are resistant to all organic solvents and have excellent resistance to atmospheric pollution, corrosion, and attack by the great majority of chemicals. They will not rust and are 100% water resistant.

Thermal Shock Resistance

Vitrified steel panels can withstand rapid cooling by water spray from 400℃ to normal room temperatures over a 30 second period.


TECO vitreous enamel panels are sterile, germ-free, odourless and easy to clean. Combined with their other characteristics and a smooth color-fast surface, TECO vitreous enamel panels provide unmatched visual appearance.


TECO VE panels can be made in various shapes, sizes and configurations according to your specific design requirements.

Graphics & Signage

Logos, names, and selected graphics can be fired onto TECO porcelain enamel panels - these will have the same characteristics mentioned above and will maintain their appearance throughout their life.

Performance Comparison

Panel Type

(Coating Type)

VE Panel

(Enamel Coating)

Aluminium Panel

(Flurocarbon Coating)

Painted Steel

(Powder Coating)


(Frit Coating)

Color Fast (Durability)

50 year+

Color fades after

10 years

Color fades after

3 years

20 year+

Chemical Resistant




Tile: Yes. Grout: No.

Abrasion Resistant





Fire Rated





Graffiti Resistant




Tile: Yes. Grout: No.

Ultraviolet Light Resistant




Yes, but grout will deteriorate

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Color Range

The color range of TECO vitreous steel panels is virtually unlimited. TECO has a good selection of vitreous enamel panels in a variety of colors. In addition to the colors shown in our catalog, TECO vitreous enamel panels can be custom-made to the shades and tones specified by the color sheet provided by customers.

TECO Vitreous Enamel Panel Color Matching Process Image

Finish and Textures

TECO VE panel can be flat finish or with embossed texture design, and the finish can come with different gloss levels. In addition to monochromatic products, TECO also supplies panels with simulated granite or marble vein as well as color VE panels.

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