BACKIG Serving plate, black, 30x30 cm
Food always looks delicious served on this dark black, glossy dinnerware. BACKIG series looks like stoneware but is made from tempered glass which makes it very resistant to chipping. Read More
In glass production, scrap is inevitable. The trick is to make use of it. "Sometimes material is cut off to create a finished product, and sometimes it breaks or has something wrong with it—like a bubble or a defect—so it's rejected," says Daniel Stjernqvist, an engineer who’s specialized in glass for many years. "This is then crushed and goes back into the furnace again to melt."
Less expensive than stoneware
Clear glass can be reused to make clear glass, but the dusky deep purple tint of BACKIG is characteristic of when different coloured glass is melted together and reused to make something new. The result is often called black glass. "Black glass is less expensive to produce than black stoneware," says Daniel. "So we could offer an alternative to customers and lower the price."
Strict standards for food contact
But even more important is securing safety. The glass scraps that make BACKIG never leaves the factory, meaning they come from an environment that we know meets our strict standards and requirements. Since BACKIG comes in contact with food, this is particularly important. "BACKIG is good thinking," says Daniel. "The material is there and it's safe, so we should do something good with it."