Vicrila Tempered Glass
Vicrila has been producing glass since 1890 and is one of the biggest and oldest companies in the Basque Country, Spain.
Vicrila produces tempered glass, which is a thermal process where the glass is heated close to melting point and then cooled quickly, causing the outer surface of the glass to cool down and shrink faster than the inside of the glass wall creating a tight skin. This process closes any hairline fractures that naturally occur in a regular glass making process, hence making a stronger glass product.
Check out this video to see just how strong the Vicrila Tempered glass actually is!
Vicrila's tempered products are fully tempered from rim to foot both inside and out, ensuring the tempering is to the highest standards. Fully Tempered items are resistant to 135ºC temperature changes, meaning if you take a glass from an oven at 135ºC and then dip it straight into cold water it will not shatter or break. Fully tempered glasses are resistant to mechanical shocks, extending the life of the product up to five times, compared with other glass ranges, as they are less prone to chipping when cleaning, serving or in storage.
In the case of a Vicrila tempered glass breaking, such as falling to the ground, it is fragmented into smaller, less sharp pieces, reducing risk of getting cut by the broken glass.
All Vicrila tempered glass is marked with their Tempered Logo which can be seen at the foot of the glass and on its box.
Vicrila in environmentally friendly and recycles all of its glass. Recycling 1000 Kgs of Vicrila glass allows them to save more than 1,000,000 Kw, and more than 1200 Kgs of raw material. Vicrila has the Integrated Environmental Authorization, and it is certified by international organizations in ISO 14001 and ISO 50001.