ICONS-UV-Schutz

Glass as light protection

Our world of glass is colourful and diverse.

 

A variety of colouring processes ensures a high level of flexibility even in our most basic range. Unlike other providers, we have limited our range of standard colours to a few select key tones. In principle, we offer basic colours produced from the glass mass (consisting of the primary raw materials quartz sand, soda, chalk, dolomite rock as well as the secondary raw material of waste glass). Depending on the colour, the proportion of waste glass used may be up to 90 per cent. Thus, we take full advantage of the material’s reusability. As a rule, colour tones are produced directly in the melting tank. This traditional process is called “Wannenfärbung” (tinting in the tank furnace) and produces the following colours:

 

cristallo-farben-acquamarina
Acqua Marina
cristallo-farben-antik
Antique
cristallo-farben-schwarzglas
Black
cristallo-farben-blau
Blue
cristallo-farben-braun
Brown
cristallo-farben-champagnergruen
Champagne green
cristallo-farben-smaragdgruen
Emerald green
cristallo-farben-extraweiss
Extra white
cristallo-farben-feullie-morte
Feuille morte (Gold)
cristallo-farben-hellblau
Light Blue
cristallo-farben-verdenobile
Noble green (brighter antique)
cristallo-farben-ag
Olive green
cristallo-farben-quercia
Quercia (brighter antique)
cristallo-farben-standardweiss
White

Top UV protection guaranteed.

Glass colours influence packaging style. They also influence the functionality of a glass container. Some products need considerably more light protection than others due to their sensitive contents. In this case, light protection refers specifically to UV protection i.e. protection from the sun's UV rays. The irradiation ranges of light that can be dangerous for food and drinks vary from product to product, but for most substances the following applies: the biggest risk is posed by light in the high-energy UV range. Regardless of the ambient temperature, UV light can cause undesired changes:

>> Colour
>> Severe vitamin loss
>> Impaired flavour
>> The formation of abnormal aromas

Of course, UV light can also reduce the shelf life of a substance contained in glass. This is precisely what we want to prevent. How much UV protection a glass container affords is a determining factor in choosing the right one. Oil Bottle Fandler (DORICA PESANTE)

Glass packaging with certified UV protection

As a result, we pay particular attention to light transmission in glass colours. After all, your container shouldn't just look good ‒ it should work properly too. And one of the most important jobs of a glass container is to protect its contents. We are acutely aware of this. That's why our glass containers in "antique" boast a number of UV light protection certificates. We use recognised methods to prove that our glass packaging offers unrivalled heights of light protection.

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