Glass is Great

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On Your Marks...

Mark your calendars! It’s time for vomFASS Madison’s biggest SALE of the year. April 22nd is Earth Day! We are commemorating the 64th anniversary and want you to celebrate also. Be green and save some green! 

Get Ready...

Get your bottles ready! It’s time to make them clean, gleam, and available for the best re-fill time of the year!

To clean bottles, fill with hot water with a couple of drops of detergent, shake or use a bottle brush and let set overnight. Repeat as necessary. Rinse and let dry (invert and excess water drip out and then stand upright and let any water vapors evaporate.)

You can speed the drying up a bit by placing the bottles in a warm (175˚F) oven for 30 minutes after they've been cleaned. Use heat resistant pads or gloves to remove bottles from oven and set them on a cooling rack, to prevent injury. 

Then put them in your re-usable bag(s) and set them where you’ll remember to grab them and get them to vomFASS Madison for refilling!

Go With the Goodness of Glass

Amidst bustling kitchens, you stand tall and proud,
A silent sentinel, among the crowd.

In the realm of containment, you reign supreme,
O vessel of clarity, in your timeless gleam. 

From pantry to table, you journey with care,
A guardian of freshness, beyond compare.

With elegance unmatched, you hold treasures dear,
Preserving the essence, year after year. 

Time Trialed

Glass packaging is chemically inert, sustainable, reusable, refillable and infinitely recyclable.The most familiar, and historically the oldest, types of manufactured glass are "silicate glasses" based on the chemical compound silica (silicon dioxide, or quartz), the primary constituent of sand. Soda–lime glass, containing around 70% silica, accounts for around 90% of manufactured glass. Archaeological evidence suggests glassmaking dates back to at least 3600 BC in Mesopotamia, Egypt, or Syria. Glass can form naturally from volcanic magma. Obsidian is a common volcanic glass with high silica (SiO2). Naturally occurring obsidian glass was used by Stone Age societies as it fractures along very sharp edges, making it ideal for cutting tools and weapons.

5 More Benefits of Glass Packaging 

Glass is resistant to corrosion, chemicals, and weathering, making it a durable material for long-term use. It doesn't degrade easily over time, especially in comparison to materials like wood or plastic.

Glass is non-porous and easy to clean, making it a hygienic material for food and beverage containers, laboratory equipment, and medical devices.

Glass is highly recyclable. It can be melted down and reformed multiple times without losing its quality or purity. This makes it an environmentally friendly option, reducing the need for new raw materials.

Glass can be formed into various shapes, sizes, and thicknesses to suit different purposes. It can be molded, blown, or pressed into intricate designs, making it suitable for both practical and decorative applications.

Glass is transparent, allowing light to pass through it. This property makes it ideal for food storage, windows, display screens, lenses, and optical instruments.

Support Sustainability

Johannes Kiderlen started vomFASS in 1994 with sustainability being one of the core values upon which the company was founded. In German “vom fass" means "from the cask," and refers to the store's unique concept of selling oils, vinegars, and spirits from casks and barrels and encouraging customers to easily engage the environmentally favorable action of replenishing the oils and vinegars used at home by refilling their cleaned and dried glass bottles instead of purchasing new bottles.

Today, vomFASS is known as a leader in the specialty food and beverage industry, committed to quality, sustainability, and customer service, and continuing to stay true to its founding principles of offering high-quality products from the cask. vomFASS products are known for their high quality and unique flavor profiles, which are achieved through careful selection of raw materials and traditional, sustainable production methods.

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