World-famous Laboratory Glassware Brand Celebrates 100th Anniversary
Feb 03 2015
SciLabware are pleased to announce that the PYREX brand is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2015. Before becoming a registered trademark in 1915, PYREX borosilicate glass was developed for use in railroad lanterns in the early years of the 20th century to satisfy the demand for a material with high thermal resistance. Winter’s cold air, against heat from the lantern flame was causing the glass the shatter. Corning Glass Works would soon solve this problem, with the development of the successful low-expansion glass we know today as PYREX.
In 1921 the company ‘James A. Jobling and Co.’ secured an exclusive agreement with Corning to manufacture PYREX glassware under licence in the United Kingdom. Jobling began production in 1923 producing both domestic and laboratory glassware. Following a long and distinguished history of supplying laboratories around the world, the PYREX name has become a world famous brand in science thanks to its well-documented thermal and chemical resistance properties leading to its use in several significant scientific discoveries and medical breakthroughs.
Today, SciLabware continues to produce PYREX laboratory glassware under licence in a new factory located in Stoke-on-Trent using the latest glass production technology.
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