TYPES OF GLASSWARES
AND THEIR COMPANIES
PRIYA HADA (B.TECH(ECE)-VI SEM)
INDIRA KUNDU(B.TECH(ECE)-VI SEM)
ASHA KUMARI(B.TECH(MAE)-VI SEM)
1. GLASSWARES- INTRODUCTION
2. HISTORY OF GLASS
3. HOW THEY ARE MADE AT PRESENT??
4. WHY GLASS IS USED?
5. IMPORTANCE OF GLASS DRINKWARES
6. TYPES OF GLASSWARES
7. GLASSWARES MANUFACTURING
The term glassware can be used to refer to
the items that are made from glass.
Glassware usually refers to glass items used
as tableware, (dishes, cutlery, flatware)and
drinkware used to set a table for eating a
In catering industry “glassware” is used to
refer to all types of drinkwares.
Glassware is a key element for creating the
complete tableware. Its utility is both
functional and decorative and there is no
table arrangement without some kind of
There is a wide variety of glassware of
different sizes and shapes, each one serving
a different beverage or drink.
HISTORY OF GLASS
Pliny, the Roman historian, wrote about Phoenician merchants who
accidentally discovered glass in Syria about 5000 B.C. when they placed
cooking pots on blocks of nitrate. The high temperatures of the fire's heat
melted the nitrate, which mixed with sand, formed an opaque liquid and
cooled as glass.
However, anthropologists believe that glass beads from Egypt and
Mesopotamia in 3500 B.C. were the first actual handmade glassware. The
oldest glass vases thus far found were produced in 16th century B.C. in
Mesopotamia, China and Egypt.
glass manufacture became more efficient with the use of soda lime, and
developed to a higher level in Venice, Italy. Glasses as we have them
today became more widely available only after nearly revolutionary
developments in glass manufacture occurred in the 1890's
HOW ARE THEY MADE AT PRESENT?
Glass production involves two main
methods – the float glass process, which
produces sheet glass and glassblowing,
which produces bottles and other
Glass is made by heating sand until it melts
and then allowing it to cool. To get different
types of glass, various metal-based alkalis
are added to the sand mixture.
In addition, different materials are added to
the mixture to affect color and create the
patterns found in the different types of
glasses available today.
When created properly, glass can be: strong,
hard, elastic, chemical & corrosion-
resistant, thermal shock- resistant, heat-
absorbent, electrically insulating and can
display optical properties.
WHY GLASS IS USED?
Today, new technologies facilitate the
production of glass making it one of the most
affordable home products available.
Glass has another important quality: its great
clarity and versatility. Glass can be molded
into any shape and size unlike ceramics which
needs a certain thickness and shape.
Glassware is easy to imprint, making it one of
the top choices for low level marketing
purposes. Every printing technology works on
glass, fitting every budget.
Glass is one of the most sterile materials
because it doesn’t react with most acids and
substances. Its chemical resistance is the
reason why is widely used in homes and
IMPORTANCE OF GLASS DRINKWARES
From the ancient times glassware has always been a
hallmark of high class. In our days anyone can afford to
buy and own glassware. Although it is not necessary, but
every glassware piece has its specific usage. Some liquids
are meant to be sipped from a specific type of glass. Some
Strong liquor requires a thick, not very tall, blank glass.
Water generally requires a big glass.
Beer mugs and water glasses are used daily so they are
built to last, while
Champagne and wine glasses are built from a more
expensive type of glass, usually crystal and they are
used rarely so their quality is a bit higher although they
are more fragile.
Juice glasses on the other hand, are smaller than water
glasses and they come in a greater variety of colors and
TYPES OF GLASSWARES
1. Beverage Glasses
These all-purpose glasses can be used to
hold any beverage. They come in various
sizes, shapes and capacities to fit dining
2. Water Glasses
A water glass can be any glass used for
every day purposes. Generally taller than a
juice glass, and often rounded with straight
sides. Water glasses hold anywhere from 5
to 14 ounces of water.
3.Iced Tea Glasses
Some iced tea glasses resemble regular
beverage glasses while some have stems
and resemble wine glass or a goblet. These
glasses can be used for iced tea, as well as
water or any other beverage
1. Beer Steins
These heavy thick mugs are designed to
hold beer without breakage. They have
sturdy handles for easier lifting. Beer
steins are a special kind of beer mug that
originated in German. Typically, they
hold between 12 and 16 ounces. A beer
stein is much like a beer mug, but
includes a thumb rest or a lid.
2. Beer Glasses
Some glasses are specifically designed
to hold pints of beer or pilsner and lager
beers. Pilsner glasses are flared with the
top being wider than the bottom. Pint
glasses are large, most tapering down to
Liquor, Cocktail and Mixed Drink
1. Hurricane Glasses
These glasses are shaped like the old-fashioned hurricane lamps, and
are designed to hold fruity cocktails and other drink concoctions.
2. Margarita Glasses
Margarita glasses are usually large with a bowl shape, and
sometimes have a smaller bowl below the large bowl for a
decorative touch. The glass is wide so that the rim can be coated in
salt or sugar to accent the drink.
3.Martini /Cocktail Glasses
For serving martinis or any other cocktail, use a martini glass or
cocktail glass. The triangular bowl shape holds martinis,
cosmopolitans, manhattans, and other fun cocktails. They are also
great for serving champagne.
4. Cordial Glasses
A cordial glass can be used to serve any kind of sweet liqueurs.
They can also function as an elegant glass for serving beer
5. Rocks Glasses
Sometimes called a lowball glass, the old-fashioned is a short,
squat glass used for serving drinks “on the rocks.” Suitable for
many cocktails or straight liquors served on ice. Most hold 6 to 8
6. Highball Glasses
These straight-sided, tall glasses are used for mixed drinks that have
a higher percentage of mixer than alcohol, such as gin and tonic,
scotch and soda or bourbon and water. They hold between 8 and 12
7. Collins Glasses
A collins glass is a glass tumbler which typically will contain 10 to 14
fluid ounces It is used to serve mixed drinks, especially Tom Collins
cocktails. It is cylindrical in shape and narrower than a highball glass.
Ideal for holding cosmos or other mixed drinks, cosmopolitan glasses
resemble a stemless cocktail glass.
9. Shot, Shooter and Whiskey Glasses
These glasses can be used to hold single liquors or liquor
concoctions. Shooter glasses are usually taller than shot
glasses, while whiskey glasses are wide enough to fit ice. The
Bottoms of the glasses are extra thick, so that they absorb the
shock of being slammed on a surface.
10. Brandy Snifters
They are shaped somewhat like a fishbowl with a stem, a
snifter is traditionally used to serve brandy or whiskey. The
stem is short so the glass can be held easily in the palm,
keeping the drink warm. Snifters hold 8 to 12 ounces.
These glass mugs can be used to hold any type of warm or iced
beverage, such as coffee, tea or cider. In a bar setting, they are
often used to serve Irish coffee, because the glass mug keeps
the beverage warm while adding a decorative touch to the
Wine, Champagne and Sherry
1. Red Wine Glasses
Red wine glasses are designed to have a larger rim so that the person
drinking the wine can smell the aroma while sipping the wine. Red
wine glasses are slightly fatter and rounder than white wine glasses.
2. White Wine Glasses
White wine glasses have a smaller rim than the red. The stemmed
glasses keep chilled wines cooler longer, as the person drinking the
wine can hold the stem instead of holding the glass.
3. Sherry Glasses
Sherry glasses resemble red wine glasses, only they are a bit smaller and
are made to hold fortified wines, like port, or wines with a strong aroma.
Sherry has a distinct aroma that gets trapped in these special glasses.
Goblets have a shorter stem than wine glasses, but can still be used to
hold wine or sherry. They can also be used to hold water or other
5. Champagne Glasses
The commonly used champagne glass, a flute has a long
stem and a narrow shape rising up to a slightly narrowed
lip. The small opening helps keep the carbonation inside
of the glass longer, so that it keeps the drink from going
flat. Typically, they hold 6 to 8 ounces.
• leading global manufacturer and
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• produce glass tableware in five
• In 1818,Edward Libbey founded as
New England Glass Company in
East Cambridge, MA
• Sells more than 1,000,000,000
• They are well known producers of
tumblers, stemware, floral, salt
shakers, shot glasses, candleholders.
2. ZENAN USA
• largest glassware decorator in
Canada and Top 5 in North
• Specializes in beer glasses, liquor
glasses, wine glasses and
• Zenan Flavour Discovery:
unique program about how to
choose beer glasses and to
define and match flavours to the
• offers UV Glassware Printing
3. OCEAN GLASS
• Asia's leading glass tableware
• Mission:“Provide life’s pleasures
with quality glassware”
• Established in 1979,in Thailand
• Extensive range includes tumblers,
stemware, glass jars, tea cups, beer
• Borosil Glass Works Ltd.
(BGWL) is market leader for
glasswares in India.
• BOROSIL® certified A-class
• Gujarat Borosil : located in
• sells laboratory glassware,
microwavable and flameproof
kitchenware and glass tumblers
• established in 1825 in the village
of Arque, Pas-de-Calais and
renamed in 2000 to Arc
• These are created in SAN plastic
for venues such as pool decks,
spas, rooftop bars, and nightclubs
• Outdoor Perfect: Designed
specifically for professional use
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