Recyclable, yet inexpensive...
When glass is not reusable or returnable, recycling is undoubtedly the best option – a sign of civic responsibility in the contemporary world and a beneficial initiative for the environment.
Unchangeable, yet recyclable…
Regarding the exterior qualities of glass packaging solutions, air does not oxidize, humidity does not taint its natural shine, and heat does not deform the glass container. The packaged product remains virtually unaltered. Wine, port-wine, sparkling wine, beer, water, soft drinks, liquors and olive oils all retain their full aroma and individual taste. Glass resists the diverse natural agents of change. Glass indeed is the only packaging material that established an efficient and effective recycling system, enabling savings in terms of energy and raw materials required, and plays as important role as an environmentally friendly packaging solution.
Resistant, yet inexpensive…
The termic treatment that glass undergoes in the production process makes it extraordinary resistent, both to heat as well as cold - even as an isolating agent for high tension electric powerlines! And when the advantages and benefits of glass are compared with other materials, there is no competition when it comes to price / quality
Versatile, yet resistant…
The shapes, colors, and sizes of glass packaging solutions are close to infinite. Simple or highly refined, classic or modern, no other packaging material is so attractive and generous in terms of the possible potential. Glass is is versatile as the artists imagination.
Transparent, yet hermetically sealed…
Glass is totally impermeable- it is non-porous - yet it permits a clear and uninhibited view of its contents. Be it wine, juice, water, jam, meat, tomato pulp, there are no risks when buying these products in a glass package. Indeed, more and more superior quality products are being packaged in glass, making glass the package of choice for quality products.
Isolating, yet translucent...
Glass is able to maintain an interior temperature for far longer than any other packaging materials. Indeed, glass is a unique packaging material, due to its beauty and the distinctive characteristics it possesses.
The properties of glass make it a remarkable material because of its many shapes and uses. No other material is as elegant and long lasting as is the case with glass. This is one of the reasons it is used not only for packages, but in a variety of other industries, such as modern architecture.
Here are some of the properties that make glass the ideal package for countless products:
The chemical inertia of glass is high and it is quite resistant to chemical agents under normal temperatures. This means that glass packages ensure a better preservation of their contents and helps to explain why glass is able to guarantee validity dates generally twice longer than with any other materials.
Even when disposed of, glass packages withstand harsh substances and are not harmful to the environment.
Glass withstands tractions between 4 and 10 kgf/mm2 (kilogram-force per square millimeter) and 100 kgf/mm2 compressions.
Those indicators show the performance of glass against impacts and pressures, be it during the manufacturing and bottling process, during transport or while being consumed.
Glass packaging may be produced in various shades and colours according to customer and market requirements. Transparent, it is very much used to contain food, as it permits visualization of the contents. Amber and green protect the contents by filtering UV rays, and are very much used for products such as beer, wines, and soft drinks.
Glass packages are inert and hygienic; they neither change the taste nor composition of their content, thus ensuring original quality.
Glass is neutral in relation to the product it contains, and as such, has no chemical interaction with its contents. It is oxygen and carbon dioxide proof and, therefore, it does not alter the colour or taste of the contents. Glass is structured in a way that permits no infiltration of foreign substances.
Glass enables the development of unique and instantly recognizable packaging concepts. Besides keeping the original content composition, it strengthens brand identity, with shapes that create immediate visual recognition, increasing the brands profile amongst consumers.
The capacity of glass to come in special colours also increases the packaging and product perception. The packaging shape and colour can re-enforce specific marketing strategies and company goals.