17. April 2014 17:45
As the world celebrates Earth Day this April 22nd, it is important to remember that borosilicate glass is a green alternative.
Everyone at Jeannette Specialty Glass is excited about this year’s celebration of Earth Day. We are always proud to point out to our customers that our focus, borosilicate glass, is actually quite green and recyclable. Across the board, we have made major efforts to make sure our products will not cause any harm to the environment. There are many innovative ways that we accomplish this goal at Jeannette Specialty Glass.
Firstly, let’s start with our products and manufacturing process. All products that don’t meet our customers’ specifications are crushed, recycled, and made into new goods, ensuring that nothing goes to waste. Not only are all of our products landfill s
afe, lead free, and contain no chemicals or additives, but we also do not add colorations to glass that can harm the environment. Our “Hard Roc” borosilicate glass is composed of a unique formula that ensures all of our products are environmentally-friendly. Additionally, our manufacturing plant continues to pass all required DEP emissions standards, so that we know we aren’t emitting any harmful emissions into our community.
Our sustainable efforts extend from our products as well. Throughout our facility and administrative offices, we utilize recycling initiatives. We also work closely with our local community to raise awareness about environmental issues. Currently, we are excited to be working on a new venture that will transition all of our non-recyclable products to new industries and applications, extending our sustainability even further.
For over 100 years, even before it was popular or even recognized, Jeannette Specialty Glass has manufactured and sold borosilicate glass products that meet or exceed some of the toughest environmental standards. We encourage you all to celebrate Earth Day this year—and every day—along with us!
7. April 2014 15:13
It’s always exciting for us as a company when we have the opportunity to attend trade shows in our industry. These shows allow us to reach our audience and customers and showcase the latest products we have been working on. That’s precisely why we were proud to attend this year’s International Home and Housewares Show.
This year, the event was held at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago. The show proved to be perfect timing for us, as we are just launching a brand new line of borosilicate glass bake ware. Specifically introducing three new borosilicate glass oven and bake dishes: a casserole/bake dish that is 9 in. x 13 in., a pie dish that is 9 ½ in. x 1.6 in. high, and a rectangular bake dish that is 9 ¾ in. x 2 ¼ in. in size. All of the dishes are freezer safe, microwave and oven safe, dishwasher safe, scratch and stain resistant, recyclable, lead-free, and made in the USA.
We decided to make this venture this past fall, as we saw a real need in this industry. If you read some consumer reports, you’ll see that there have been some issues with glass bake dishes exploding or cracking on contact because of low thermal expansion. With true borosilicate glass, like our products, this issue doesn’t exist. We saw an opportunity to bring this product to the market while simultaneously expanding our private label division. This year’s International Home and Housewares Show proved to be a great place to meet with oven and bake ware companies and showcase our newest innovations. Now look out for our borosilicate “Hard Roc” glass bake ware!