Glass Bottles and Jars
Glass is the most trusted and proven packaging for health, taste, and the environment. It is the only widely-used food packaging granted the FDA status of “GRAS” (generally recognized as safe) making it a great choice for your hot fill applications. The beauty of glass is that it is 100% recyclable—that’s right, it can be recycled endlessly without losing its purity or quality.
There are three main types of glass:
|Type I Glass
|Type I glass bottles are made from borosilicate, which has a highly resistant composition and releases the least amount of alkali. It is commonly used for pharmaceutical or fine chemical products that are sensitive to PH changes.
|Type II Glass
|Type II glass containers are made from commercial soda lime glass that has been de-alkalized to obtain a great improvement in chemical resistance by treating the interior surfaces at a high temperature to eat away the alkali on or near the glass surfaces. The undesirable characteristic of Type II Glass is that the treating etches the surface, causing a frosted appearance.
|Type III Glass
|Type III glass bottles and containers are made of untreated commercial soda-lime glass and has average or somewhat above average chemical resistance. It is the most common in use and is compatible with most items such as: food; beverages; common chemicals, etc.
Because glass is nonporous and impermeable, there are no interactions between glass packaging and products to affect the food and beverage flavors. Products inside the glass are able to keep their strength, flavor, and aroma since glass has an almost zero rate of chemical interactions.
C. L. Smith stocks several styles of glass containers including glass bottles, jars and vials. Explore the above images to find the product group that fits your needs. Each link will bring you to an information page containing different sizes, neck finishes, colors as well as special enhancements such as Decoration & Labels.