WHAT IS A LEAD-SAFE CERAMICS?
A lead-safe ceramics is a ceramics products in which there is no lead hazards. Lead hazards include lead-based glaze in poor condition, lead-based glaze on friction surfaces such as tableware, coffee-ware and drinkware, high levels of lead in exposed soil, and lead in food or drinking water. Lead-based glaze that is in good condition (that is, it is not chipped, peeling or flaking) is only a lead hazard if it is on a tableware, coffee-ware or drinkware where friction will wear the glaze into lead dust, or if a child can mouth it.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO HAVE A LEAD-SAFE CERAMICS?
A lead-safe ceramics minimizes the likelihood of lead-poisoning. Studies show that children with high lead levels are more likely to have lower IQ scores, slower brain development, and greater attention problems than children with lower lead levels. Acute lead poisoning can cause death. Lead is especially dangerous to children six years of age and under, to pregnant women, and to nursing mothers.
WHAT WE DID AND HOW WE DID?
At Claytan®, we insist on producing only Lead-Safe ceramic products based on our full knowledge of the harm of lead poisoning to the human body. Therefore, we would rather bear higher production costs and implement stricter and more meticulous quality control procedures to ensure that our products not only are the selling well, but also provide safety assurance to the consumers. All activities must be in line with our Company’s purpose: To Promote A Healthy Dining & A Harmonious Society, and our Company’s mission: To Promote Health And Love Though Ceramic Craftsmanship And Innovations.
In order to meet the Lead-Safe standard, not only most high-grade glazes materials are imported from Europe and Japan, all tests on raw materials and production processes are strictly complied to the ISO QMS standard. All products are fired at 1,200°C and well controlled to ensure any possible lead fume is fully removed during the cooling process so that there is no lead fume condensated on the surface of the tableware.
Our tableware do pass the California Proposition 65 standards for Lead, Cadmium controls which is the world higher standard until now.
We believe that only by producing high-quality tableware that meet health and safety standards makes the Company move from one century to another, and a century-old brand – Claytan®, able to continue to move forward and carry forward its business philosophy.