Secrets of Enamelware Manufacture

Secrets of Enamelware Manufacture

Today we’ll go to a factory where the best enamelware in Russia is produced. Steel enamelware is perfect for cooking and storing food. Due to the enamel contact with metal is avoided. The factory features a cyclical turnaround producing even package and printing all the necessary information in a printing-office of their own.

Secrets of Enamelware Manufacture

Production of enamelware in Russia started in 1913 when Polish specialists were invited to Russia for the purpose of enamelware manufacture. They were intended to keep the technology secret but failed to do so because of the events of 1917 when the Poles had to leave Russia together with the Anti-Communist forces. In 1921 Yevgeny Kuklin managed to unveil the mystery looking at the residues of enamel paint in drains.
Secrets of Enamelware Manufacture

Secrets of Enamelware Manufacture

Here the kitchenware is divided into certain groups in a certain sequence.

Secrets of Enamelware Manufacture

Enamel is a colored silicate glass of complex composition. It is composed of mineral and organic components called frit which turns into the enamel after firing. Enamel is a glass applied on a metal base.

Secrets of Enamelware Manufacture

After that the ware is washed.

Secrets of Enamelware Manufacture

The conveyors move products from one level to another.

Secrets of Enamelware Manufacture

They also produce kitchen sinks here.

Secrets of Enamelware Manufacture

Cookware handles are attached with the help of the welding machines shown in the picture.

Secrets of Enamelware Manufacture

Larger samples of the machines.

Secrets of Enamelware Manufacture

This process is called electrical resistance welding.

Secrets of Enamelware Manufacture

Are only ladies working here?
Secrets of Enamelware Manufacture

Secrets of Enamelware Manufacture

Now when the fittings are attached the process of enameling takes place.
Secrets of Enamelware Manufacture

Every item is processed manually and is believed to have its own mood and character.

Secrets of Enamelware Manufacture

Secrets of Enamelware Manufacture

Machines participate in the process from time to time though.

Secrets of Enamelware Manufacture

Secrets of Enamelware Manufacture

The dipping method.

Secrets of Enamelware Manufacture

And here the coating is applied manually.

Secrets of Enamelware Manufacture

No defect can ever be missed here – the workers are very attentive.

Secrets of Enamelware Manufacture

Firing process is very important.

Secrets of Enamelware Manufacture

The pots were gray initially. Now they are white.

Secrets of Enamelware Manufacture

It is true that production of enamel grew considerably in the 19th century. But the process actually is thousands of years old and it is hard to say where enamel first originated from.

Secrets of Enamelware Manufacture

Secrets of Enamelware Manufacture

After the first layer of cover enamel is applied the entire process is repeated again. Then the glassware is going through the roasting process again.

Secrets of Enamelware Manufacture

These items are taken out of the furnace.

Secrets of Enamelware Manufacture

External coating is applied manually. It is the last stage of the whole process.

Secrets of Enamelware Manufacture

Secrets of Enamelware Manufacture

Secrets of Enamelware Manufacture

Secrets of Enamelware Manufacture

Every item is placed on a small pillow for final heat treatment.

Secrets of Enamelware Manufacture

Secrets of Enamelware Manufacture

This is the last time when we see matte finish utensils.

Secrets of Enamelware Manufacture

They are glazed now.

Secrets of Enamelware Manufacture

Decoration is the most interesting part.

Secrets of Enamelware Manufacture

Applying decals gives a wide choice of designs and decorations. After that the enamelware is sent to the furnace again where the paint will stick to the cookware for good.

Secrets of Enamelware Manufacture

Secrets of Enamelware Manufacture

Secrets of Enamelware Manufacture

Secrets of Enamelware Manufacture

Secrets of Enamelware Manufacture

Secrets of Enamelware Manufacture

A set of enamel glasses.

Secrets of Enamelware Manufacture

Secrets of Enamelware Manufacture

Secrets of Enamelware Manufacture

Secrets of Enamelware Manufacture

Dot welding is necessary to obtain the cookware in the form of melons.

Secrets of Enamelware Manufacture

Additional fittings are applied.

Secrets of Enamelware Manufacture

Secrets of Enamelware Manufacture

Finished items go through the procedure of quality control.

Secrets of Enamelware Manufacture

The cookware is ready and will be sent for sale soon.

Secrets of Enamelware Manufacture

Secrets of Enamelware Manufacture

Secrets of Enamelware Manufacture

Secrets of Enamelware Manufacture

Secrets of Enamelware Manufacture

A long line of clients is waiting for their turn to take the enamelware. The products are very popular.

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4 thoughts on “Secrets of Enamelware Manufacture”

  1. It’s good to see white people manufacturing some common household items as most of it are “sourced” to China and other slaves countries.

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