Eternal affection to glass packaging
All things pass, all things change, all things fall in price. ive hundred years ago glass beads bought Cortés a pass into Mayan lands, while now glass fashion jewelry is cheaper than fine quality coffee. There was a time when glass vials was a privilege of court perfumers, and then were the most casual clear glass bottles filled with fresh milk, every morning appearing on suburban porches.
The golden age of glass is gone, and it’s – for quite obvious and fair reasons – getting more and more replaces by plastics. Despite the eternal swing of trends and materials, there will always be people who just can’t resist the utter magic glass packaging spells on our senses.
The reason why glass has been thriving in multiple industries for literally thousands of years is its physical and aesthetical features:
- gloss and transparency that make glass packaging itself feel like adornment;
- glass is hygienic, chemically inert, capable to preserve initial taste, flavor of the product and give strong protection against destructive effects sun rays;
- glass bottles and vials makes customers subconsciously assume higher curative qualities of the product inside;
- eco-friendliness: glass packaging is reusable, recyclable and easily separable among other kinds of waste.
At the same time, there are just two substantial cons of glass: fragility and costliness (especially in transportation because of high weight). hough, some people tend to add possible production defects and unit weight to the list, defects, however, appear in all kinds of packaging materials. Massiveness, in its turn, appears be taken as solidity in customers’ perceptions, which is rather a great advantage.