What Is Glass?
There are various definitions in the literature. The most up-to-date definition among them is made by Mauro and Varshneya: “It is a solid which constantly turns into liquid when heated, without a crystalline structure.” This definition classifies glass, being an elastic material, as a non-rigid solid.
What are The Features of Glass Packaging?
1. Glass packaging is produced either colorless or colorful. When colorful, its level of protection against the effects of light increases; while colorless glass allows full visibility of the product inside.
2. Thermal resistance of the glass packaging is high, it can be sterilized and it will not deform.
3. Multi-use glass packaging is environment friendly.
4. Glass packaging will not chemically react with products.
5. Glass packaging is made of silica, which covers 80% of the earth, and is therefore, natural.
6. It contains no component detrimental to human, nor it enters into a radioactive reaction, glass preserves the product the same as its first day of production.
7. Products stored in glass bottle preserve their taste and odor as if the first day.
8. Glass packaging does not allow permeation of gases, humidity or odor.
What are The Advantages of Glass Packaging?
1. It is easily opened;
2. It can be closed after being opened;
3. It has a high industrial circulation;
4. It is used and relied on since the ancient ages;
5. It has strong barrier properties;
6. It can be easily washed in the dishwasher since it has high temperature endurance;
7. It is hygienic and prevents the product’s losing its odor or taste;
8. It can be recycled and re-used limitlessly;
9. It is compatible with the nature due to its being recycled and re-used;
10. It can be produced in the form or design as required by the customer;
11. It adds value to the product it contains with its beauty, naturalness and purity.
What are the Types of Glass Packaging?
This is the most common glass packaging. Since it has many advantages with regard to its form, it is generally used for containing of liquid or semi-liquid foods.
These are containers with a large brim, and are therefore able to contain much more varieties of good. They are good for liquid, semi-liquid, dust, particle and solid foods.