Glass Tubes for Food Dispensers
The sustainable food solutionThe world has a fundamental problem with plastic food packaging, which is growing at an alarming rate. One way to tackle this problem is the “unpacked” store, a zero-waste solution that’s growing in popularity. Selling a wide variety of foods and beauty products, these stores keep most of their products in glass silos – large transparent cylinders that not only provide safe and hygienic storage, but offer the retailer a stylish and attractive presentation device. The use of glass also results in minimal waste during production and surfaces that are easy to keep clean.
hawos Kornmühlen – a European pioneer
Made of DURAN® glass tubing, the food silos in a hawos Kornmühlen store are fitted into beech wood multiplex frames with stainless steel outlet brackets.
“Everything that trickles”
The hawos glass silos store and dispense a vast range of dry goods, from cereals, muesli, and coffee, to beans, lentils, and rice.
Sustainability to your door
As well as its stores, hawos also operates small mobile stores and trucks with a selection of products stored in glass containers, bringing sustainability even closer to the customer.
Small space, big selection
The glass food containers not only provide robust storage during transportation, but ensure that the small space in the food truck is used effectively.
Refill and reuse
The high mechanical strength and scratch resistance of glass tubing mean the food dispensers can be reused and refilled over and over again for an extremely long shelf life.
A gallery of sustainable flavorsWith rows and rows of sparkling glass slimline containers, the overall effect of an unpacked store is of a bright, vibrant art gallery. Without individual packaging, the foods and liquids really stand out, attracting the customer with their unique textures and colors. These colors are allowed to shine thanks to their glass containers, which provide an all-round view of the products within. Shopping in an unpacked store is a real experience, and one not many customers are likely to forget.
An all-round glass championInvented by Otto Schott in 1897, DURAN® borosilicate glass is known for its high temperature resistance and optical brilliance, as well as its tight geometrical tolerances. The glass is highly versatile and found in a wide range of applications from industrial and laboratory glassware to architecture and interior design. Available in a vast range of shapes and dimensions, the glass can also be treated with an anti-reflection and anti-fingerprint coating, resulting in a long-lasting and highly durable material.
Advantages of DURAN® glass tubing
Food grade standard
Since DURAN® is certified as food grade standard, it is entirely safe to store foods and liquids in. Its high chemical resistance and exceptional stability results in no product-container interaction, keeping its contents contamination-free.
Food grade standard
Easy to clean
Thanks to its natural smooth surface, DURAN® is easy to clean using chemicals, while its high scratch resistance means this remarkable glass keeps its sparkling good looks for a long time.
Easy to clean
Broad range of dimensions
DURAN® is available in a wide variety of lengths, diameters, and wall thicknesses upon customer request, making it one of the most versatile materials for food storage. The glass tube can even be produced up to a diameter of 465 mm – a world record!