What happened to Corning Glass Works?  What about World Kitchen?     

In April 1989 Corning Glass Works changed its name to Corning Incorporated to reflect its modern image as a global high-tech company.  Consumer glassware had been its mainstay for decades, but by the mid 1980s Corning had become a leader in fibre-optic technology ...

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What was Corning Glass Works of Canada? 

In June 1945, Corning Glass Works completed negotiations for the purchase of about eight acres of land and buildings which were part of a property owned by Research Enterprises Ltd.  It was located in Leaside Ontario ...

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What are Agee Pyrex & Crown Pyrex?  Who made Australian Pyrex? 

Crown Crystal Glass Pty. Ltd. was established in 1926 when the Australian Glass Manufacturers Co. Ltd. acquired Crystal Glass Ltd. and combined it with one of their existing subsidiaries, the Crown Glass Company ...
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What are Glass-Ceramics?  What about Pyroceram? 

The word "Pyroceram" is a generalized brand name that Corning used in relation to its glass-ceramic products.  There is a belief that it specifically refers only to the Corning Ware formula, but this is incorrect.  In company literature ...  

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What is the difference between Corning Ware and Corningware?

There is a distinction between the brand names Corning Ware and Corningware.  Corning Inc. is the current owner of these names as well as the Pyrex name and even domain names like corningwarestores.com.  Corning Inc. grants permission to World Kitchen to ... 

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What is Vitrelle?

Corelle plates, bowls and open handle cups are products of a glass lamination process, formed from a three-layered sheet comprised of two different types of glass.  The sheet's core layer is ...

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What is Suprema? 

This creamy white, just slightly translucent material is a glass-ceramic like Corning Ware or Centura, but with a different composition.  The more significant difference is that Suprema is ...

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What is Centura?

Debuting September 1962, Centura Tableware was manufactured up to 1977.  From 1970 to 1986 the Centura formula also was used to make ...

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What is Comcor? 

Both Comcor and Corelle are made of Vitrelle.  Comcor is Corelle designed for commercial food service, in restaurants or for institutional use ...

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What are Pyrosil and Pyroflam? 

Pyrosil and Pyroflam are alternative international brand names for Corning Ware glass-ceramic cookware.  Corning Ware for the European market was manufactured at Groningen, in the Netherlands.  The factory was ...

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What does MacBeth-Evans have to do with Opal Pyrex and Corelle?

Monax, the opal glass formula produced by MacBeth-Evans since the 1920s, was fundamental to the development of Opal Pyrex in the 1940s.  And the plant in which Corelle was produced for decades was built on production technology also invented by that same company in the 1930s.

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Why were Corning Ware coffee percolators recalled?  Which types were affected?         

There were two percolator recalls, the first in 1976, and the second in 1979.  Eventually all Corning Ware percolators with a chrome spout were found to be potentially defective.  The colour of the spout is the only feature to consider when identifying a recalled percolator.  It does not matter whether it is an Electromatic or a stovetop model, and visible screws on the black handle make no difference either.  The defect often is ...
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