Whole Foods uses strengthening process to make glass jars safer

Whole Foods likes to sell products in glass packaging, and wanted to be sure they could give their customers products in containers which met safety standards.  They partnered with Santanoni Glass & Ceramics which will be doing additional strengthening on all of the jars Whole Food uses and will be testing the temper characteristics of jars from various manufacturers. They will do consecutive drop tests at increasing heights to determine the break point. Santanoni Glass will be using their Hercuglass patented process for ultra break-resistant glass.

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A designer glass “Homune” table recently featured in the New York Times T Magazine was designed by Michael Young for the Czech glass company Lasvit.  The amber-colored glass base was assembled from pieces cast in steel molds, and the top is clear hand-blown crystal.

 

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