Cereals, muesli, coffee, beans, lentils, rice – the glass silo from hawos is a store and dispenser for simply “everything that trickles,” as Steffen Reuther sums it up. The designer developed the new product for hawos Kornmühlen GmbH. The medium-sized company from Bad Homburg im Taunus hits a nerve of our time: away from plastic packaging and its flood of garbage, towards durable materials and sustainable products. The trend is unpacked, zero waste or take it loose. More and more shops are springing up like mushrooms under such names. They sell solid hair soap instead of shampoo, coconut milk instead of skin cream and toothpaste in jars.
The hawos silo tubes are also made of glass, and it should be noted that they are made of high-quality specialty glass, because quality is part of the company’s philosophy. Steffen Reuther knew from the outset that SCHOTT was the first address for such requirements: “The glass must be completely transparent and free of striae and inclusions, it must be manufactured precisely and true to size, robust and chemically resistant to cleaning agents. The glass experts at the technology group he contacted immediately had a recommendation: DURAN®. Borosilicate glass is known for its high resistance and optical brilliance as well as narrow tolerances and has virtually no alternatives on the market, especially for large diameters of 180 millimeters and more. “We also minimize the amount of waste during production and thus meet the economic and ecological requirements of our customers,” emphasizes Dietmar Katlun, Area Sales Manager at SCHOTT Tubing.