The outdated style has become fashionable again, and glass bottles are back in the spotlight. Do you remember buying juice and milk, even ketchup from glass bottles? As you twist opened the cap, the bottle will ‘pop’ and vibrate your ears. To embrace the vintage lifestyle, Del Monte launched “Retro style” gift set, which immediately sold out in two days.
We have used glass containers since a long time – from the first century B.C.E to be precise. If there was an option to use 100% recyclable containers, instead of single-use disposables, which one would you pick? What if such container was safe, protecting against hormone disruptors and environmental destruction?
Single-use disposables outpopulated recyclable containers due to the simple reason of conveniency. The rise of plastic production made consumers rethink about globalization, as it negatively impacted the environment. Environmentalists and activists began to mandate for chemical free and eco-friendly containers, bringing back glass to the market.
AROMATICA continuously strives to innovate the development of products to reduce pollution and preserve the environment. As a result, AROMATICA increased the percentage of recycled glass to 65% in the process of manufacturing glass containers whereas, the general percentage is 30%. Recycled glass reduces emissions and consumption of raw materials, saving energy.
In this article, find out how AROMATICA actively practices environmental protection through the innovation of glass containers.
First, collect recycled glass bottles.
Bottles and containers are separated according to their materials and colors. They must be wash thoroughly to remove any residual contents and adhesives, and any label present must be removed. This step is crucial to maintain the quality or purity of recyclable glass.
The bottles are crushed into little pieces because melting will occur quicker due to the increase of surface, just as powder sugar dissolves faster than cube sugar.
4. Melting Process
Crushed glass, mixed with quartz sand, soda, limestone, and more**, is melted in 1280˚C furnace. In the process, all impurities such as bacteria are killed, and become hygienic materials for glass bottles and containers.
**Quartz sand: silicon dioxide/ soda: sodium carbonate / limestone: calcium carbonate
Aids to lower the high melting point, increase structural integrity and chemical resistance.
5. Glass Forming
The last step is the shaping of glass.
Meet AROMATICA’s eco-friendly revolution of glass containers this early November.