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Abstract Volume 21 (2016) pp 93-96

Pyrex Centennial

George B. Kauffman*and Jean-Pierre Adloff

Department of Chemistry, California State University, Fresno, Fresno, CA 93740-8034,; Honorary Professor, Université de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France F-67100,

Published: 12 May 2016

Abstract. In 2015 Corning celebrated the centenary of Pyrex glass. This article surveys the history, manufacture, and composition of Pyrex. The triumph of Pyrex is the fact that it is so familiar that it is not recognized as a brand name.

Key Words: Chemistry and History; pyrex; glass; anniversary; manufacturing

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