The Scientific Glassware Blog
Along with the rest of the world, scientists are becoming aware of their addiction to plastic. The properties and low purchase cost of plastic have made it a very popular material. For reasons of contamination, laboratories have disposed of plastic waste for years. It...
Glass blowing is a method of manipulating glass. It is used for creating both scientific equipment and decorative glassware. The history of glass blowing can be traced back over 2000 years to the 1st century BC. Syrian craftsman began using very basic glass blowing techniques somewhere along the coast of the eastern Mediterranean. As the Roman Empire started to exert its control over the region glass blowing methods developed and spread across the area.
Glassware of all shapes and sizes is found in laboratories around the world. In recent years, the popularity of laboratory glassware has started to reduce as users opt for lower quality and less environmentally friendly plastic alternatives. However, many substances and experiments rely on glassware, and therefore it still plays a vital role. In this post, we take a closer look at the different types of laboratory glassware and their uses.