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Causes Of Shattering Glass Cookware: Margin Of Safety Is ‘Borderline’
2012-09-12 13:29:10

A new paper appearing in the September 2012 edition of the Bulletin of The American Ceramic Society for the first time provides a scientific explanation of why some glass cookware sold in the United States is more susceptible than others to “explosive” shattering and the possibility of exposing consumers to injury from flying glass shards. Clear glass baking dishes and pots are a staple in many households around the world and have been since they were first introduced in 1915...

2011-10-04 10:21:00

TWINSBURG, Ohio, Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- L.J. Star Inc., the leading provider of process observation equipment, announced a video that dramatically demonstrates the dangers of using a sight glass product that does not have thermal shock capabilities. In just over a minute, the video shows what can happen when soda lime glass is exposed to thermal shock. It may shatter violently, creating a catastrophic failure and extreme safety hazard. On the contrary, L.J. Star's...

2011-05-16 10:00:00

TOKYO, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AGC announced today it has developed ultra-thin sheet glass manufactured using the float process, measuring just 0.1 mm, roughly the thinness of a sheet of paper. Made from alkali-free glass, which is used as a glass substrate for TFT-LCDs, AGC's unprecedentedly thin sheet float glass will be used in next-generation displays, lighting, touchscreens and high-tech applications such as medical devices. (Photo:...

2011-04-21 10:59:00

TOKYO, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AGC announced today it has developed the world's thinnest soda-lime glass substrate for touchscreens, measuring just 0.28 mm, or 15% less than the currently thinnest commercial substrate at 0.33 mm, as well as being 15% lighter, promising to further shrink smartphones and tablets in the near future. Starting with mass production using the float process later this month, AGC expects annual sales to exceed 10 billion yen (about 120 million USD) in...

2010-12-07 05:28:00

Consumers Union Asks Consumer Product Safety Commission to Investigate Glass Bakeware YONKERS, N.Y., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A year-long investigation by Consumer Reports reveals that while hundreds of millions of glass baking dishes are used safely each year, hot glassware can shatter unexpectedly, sometimes causing serious injuries. The report details several stories of glass bakeware breaking and shattering, leading off with the story of a grandmother on Thanksgiving...