Glazes and enamels

Today, kitchen cupboards without earthenware, colourful and decoratively glazed stoneware ceramics and enamelled pots and pans are unthinkable. In both cases, glazes and enamels, this is a fused, glassy coating that is applied either as a glaze to ceramics or as an enamel coating on metal, and is fired at temperatures between 850 °C and 1250 °C. However, the properties of glazes and enamels are not only decorative.

Today, they are applied, above all, in the production of high-quality, functional surface coatings on both metals and ceramics. Here, they provide outstanding resistance to abrasion, corrosion and chemicals. For precisely this reason, enamelled equipment is very often used in the chemical industry and the plant construction segment.

Colour effects

Phosphates from Budenheim are the preferred additive in the manufacture of both glazes and enamels thanks to their excellent chemical purity and their particular influence on pigmenting metallic ions.


Phosphates are employed in the manufacturing of both glazes and enamels because they possess outstanding vitrification properties - similar to the silicon dioxide in classical silicate glasses.…  more

Metallic effects

The addition of phosphates to ceramic glazes also enables the creation of fascinating metallic effects. The shiny metallic surface finishes created by phosphates just need to be combined with the appropriate colour pigments.…  more

Biologically active surface finishes

Roof tiles with biologically active coatings remain free from moss and lichen for many years. Budenheim has developed a new process for this that is finding increasing use in specialized industries as a preventive measure against the risk of microbial contamination.