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The new ancient art of glass-making

No other single packaging material provides the combined benefits of glass: clarity, barrier to moisture and gases (UV light, too, when colored), chemical inertness, premium image, and reassuring tactile signals. Its susceptibility to breakage conceded, glass, nonetheless, has excellent resistance to compression. Such benefits are inherent in glass, dating back to its earliest use as a packaging material. But newer are the innovative ways that the glass packaging industry is delivering added value to end-users.

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