Performance Characteristics of Enamel Panels
Enamel panels (aka vitreous enamel panels, VE panels, porcelain enamel panels, or vitrified steel panels) are extremely durable and need very little maintenance and cleaning. Exposure to extreme weather conditions and coastal environments does not affect their performance or appearance. Therefore, they always retain their original color and bright finish throughout the normal expected life of the building.
Resistance to Abrasion
Vitreous enamel panels are extremely hard-wearing, withstanding many abrasive materials. Besides, they are scratch resistant as enamel coatings can achieve Moh hardness scale 5.
VE panels are totally non-combustible. They will neither ignite nor burn and will, depending on the design and the nature of the backing materials, provide fire ratings of a minimum of two hours. Higher fire ratings can be achieved.
TECO VE panels are ideal for use in public areas where unwanted graffiti and spray paints can be readily removed. You can click here to see more information about how to remove unwanted graffiti.
Resistance to Sunlight
VE panels are resistant to ultraviolet light. Individual colors and finishes will not deteriorate under continuous exposure to sunlight.
Porcelain enamel panels are resistant to all organic solvents. They have excellent resistance to atmospheric pollution, corrosion, and attack by the great majority of chemicals. Moreover, they will not get rusted and they 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 VE panels are sterile, germ-free, odourless and easy to clean. Combined with their other characteristics and a smooth color-fast surface, TECO VE panels provide fabulous 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. Please click here to find some of the graphics & signage projects done by TECO.
Color Fast (Durability)
|30 year+||Color fades after
|Color fades after
|Yes||No||No||Tile: Yes. Grout: No.|
|Graffiti Resistant||Yes||No||No||Tile: Yes. Grout: No.|
|Ultraviolet Light Resistant||Yes||No||No||Yes, but grout will deteriorate|
Color Range of Enamel Panels
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 code provided by customers. You can hover your mouse over the below colour chart or tap on mobile for the available color codes we can match.
Finish and Textures of Enamel Panels
TECO VE panels can be flat finish or with embossed texture design. Besides, 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 graphic VE panels.