Smavit has significantly enhanced several properties of a traditional enameled steel bathtub with the addition of titanium.
Titanium in fact:
• Guarantees a higher resistance to shock and scratches
• Improves elasticity
• Resists to attacks of alkaline and acid
• Has excellent antibacterial and antiallergic properties
• maintains the brilliance of colour in time
Smavit Titanium Baths come with a 15 years warranty against manufacturing defects, and is manufactured with high quality standards in Italy since 1961
how enamel is made
Porcelain enamel is an inorganic and vitreous coating used on metals for protective, functional and decorative purposes. After applying enamel to the base surface, vitrification firing is carried out at a very high temperature. This procedure triggers chemical and physical reactions between the two surfaces which create a new material combining the properties of glass (hygiene and hardness) and those of the metal surface base (resistance, formability and lightness). Rarely the combination of two different materials gives such brilliant and versatile results, both in terms of aesthetics and performance. For this reason porcelain enamel has always registered increasing growth, in parallel with the search for new applications and formula, complying to ever increasing strict requirements.
porcelain enamel properties
- to fire
- to cold (-50°C) and to heat (450°C)
- to thermal shock and atmospheric agents
- organic solvents
- to scratching and abrasion (Mohs hardness 5.5 – 7.5)
Durability and colour
An enameled steel Product retains its brilliance and colour in the years. Even the worst weather conditions they do not affect enameled steel. Evidence conducted in the most severe circumstances have demonstrated that over time the colours of the steel enameled are unalterable and practically the brightness is unchanged.
Enamel can take on an almost unlimited range of colours. Colours remain intact, bright and shiny over time, even under the effect of light, UV rays and atmospheric agents.
The surface is smooth, compact and with a perfect finishing.
The finished product is natural and ecological, easily and thoroughly recyclable, without environmental damage.
The porcelain enameling technology makes no use of dangerous materials or organic solvents and respects both working and outer environment.
- The non-porous surface prevents the implantation and development of bacteria colonies, mould and dirt.
- Chemically inert, enamel does not absorb smells and does not release harmful substances.
- It does not require any special maintenance.
Porcelain enameled steel applications
On an industrial scale, enamel is used above all as a protection for ferrous materials (steel and cast iron) subject to rapid deterioration, rust and corrosion: enameling protects them over time. In recent years applications have increasingly extended also to products with less corrodible surfaces bases (aluminium, copper, stainless steel). This is a valid confirmation of the aesthetic, functional and of this material. For these reasons porcelain enamel has been used most extensively in the home:From pans to kitchen utensils, from sanitary ware to electrical appliances and components for building.