Tempered Glassware Facts

Vicrila Glassware Infographic

Vicrila is the biggest and oldest manufacturer of table glass in Spain.

As a company, Vicrila’s values are a perfect fit with the market, ensuring quality and technical performance are a priority but also delivering innovation in design. Vicrila’s collection includes a variety of stemware, tumblers, cocktail and beer glasses perfect
for use within busy hospitality environments. Manufacturing over 200 million glasses per year, Vicrila has an expansive portfolio to suit all table top presentation. Within the hospitality industry, product performance is paramount. For those establishments that require durability, Vicrila offer a range of fully tempered glass.

WHAT IS TEMPERED GLASSWARE?
Tempering is a thermal process of heating a glass close to melting point then cooling it rapidly. This causes the outer surface of the glass to cool and shrink faster than the inside of the glass wall, creating a tight skin. This closes the many hairline fractures that naturally occur in regular annealed glass and make a vastly stronger product

HOW STRONG IS TEMPERED GLASS?
Tempered glass is 5 times stronger. This is known as Mechanical Shock Resistance, making a cost effective choice.

ARE VICRILA GLASSES FULLY TEMPERED?
All glassware with a “T” placed on it are fully tempered from rim to foot both inside and
out. Not all manufacturers temper to the same high standards.

IS TEMPERED GLASSWARE MORE RESISTANT TO TEMPERATURE CHANGES?
Fully Tempered items are resistant to 135OC temperature changes. This is tested by taking an item of glass from the oven at 135OC and then plunging it into cold water.
The glassware will not shatter or break.

IS TEMPERED GLASS SAFER?
Should a glass break due to an excessive blow, it will break into small pieces, making
it safer to use within the hospitality industry than non tempered glass.

WHAT DOES SHEER RIM MEAN?
Sheer rim glasses feature a fine and beadless edge which has been produced to give optimal contact with the mouth, enabling a superior drinking experience.

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