What is borosilicate glass?
Borosilicate glass contains safe, environmentally friendly chemicals: boron trioxide and silicon dioxide. This combination ensures that borosilicate glass – unlike other options on the market – will not crack under extreme temperature changes. Because of this increased durability, it is the material of choice for a variety of applications from everyday cookware to laboratory use.
Borosilicate glass is made of boron trioxide combined with silica sand, soda ash and alumina. It took a long time for manufacturers to figure out how to make glass because of the different melting points of the various ingredients. Even today, they use a range of methods, including molding, tubing, and floating.
What is Soda-Lime Glass? Why is Borosilicate Glass Better?
The most common type of glass is soda-lime glass, which accounts for about 90% of all glass manufactured in the world. It is used in several different ways, including for furniture, windows, fine wine glasses, and glass jars. The content of silica and boron trioxide is the main difference between soda lime glass and borosilicate glass. Typically,soda-lime glass is composed of 69% silica, while borosilicate glass is 80.6%. It also contains significantly less boron trioxide (1% vs 13%).
So, soda-lime glass is more vulnerable to shock and cannot handle extreme heat changes as borosilicate glass can. The increased durability of borosilicate glass makes it a superior choice compared to standard soda-lime substitutes.
Why borosilicate glass drinking bottles are the best choice?
Borosilicate glass resists chemicals and acid degradation. Also, if your bottle heats up, you don’t need to worry about harmful toxins being released into your water, unlike plastic drinking bottles or less expensive alternatives.
Less than 10% of all plastic is recycled. Even when recycled, reusing plastic leaves a heavy carbon footprint. If cared for, borosilicate glass will last a lifetime. Borosilicate glass can help you improve sustainability and keep plastic waste out of landfills, which is good news for the environment. Plastic pollution is an important problem, so using reusable kettles or bottles made from borosilicate glass can be a huge help.
Due to its low solubility, keeping the drink uncontaminated, your beverages won’t include the unpleasant aftertaste that can occur when using plastic or stainless steel options. Food and drink from borosilicate containers often taste better because the material does not leach out, as it does in plastic bottles and other BPA-containing packaging.
Strong and durable
Unlike ordinary glass, it is “thermal shock resistant” and can change temperature quickly, increasing durability.
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