What Is Glass
Glass is made from all-natural sustainable raw materials. It is the preferred packaging for consumers’ concerned about their health and the environment. Consumers prefer glass packaging for preserving a product’s taste or flavor and maintaining the integrity or healthiness of foods and beverages. Glass is the only widely-used packaging material considered “GRAS” or “generally recognized as safe” by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. It’s also 100% recyclable and can be reused endlessly with no loss in quality or purity.
Glass containers are commonly made with a combination of various oxides or oxygen-based compounds and are commonly referred to as "soda-lime" glass.
Color can distinguish a glass container, shield its content from unwanted ultraviolet rays or create variety within a brand category.
Glass composition can be controlled by analyzing each new shipment of raw materials and its respective glass chemistry, requiring an analytical laboratory at each glass plant.