The word “frit” is Italian in origin and refers to ceramic mixtures that have been melted to form a glass and then crushed into a powder.
Glass frit is a type of pre-reacted raw material that can be used as-is or combined with other materials in a custom blend.
These frits are used in making such diverse products as decorating enamels, sanitaryware, refractories, electronic assemblies, specialty coatings, vitrified abrasives and traditional pottery glazes.
Confusingly, you might encounter the terms ceramic frit, glass frit, ceramic ink, and glass colors to describe enamels for decorating glass and ceramic surfaces.
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