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Why Luminarc ?

Before being able to certify their benefits, before advertising them with a pictogram on their packaging, Luminarc products undergo all sorts of excessive treatment… All the tableware goes through the 'quality qualification laboratory' where all  kinds of control and testing instruments designed to replicate daily use are available. Controls are also in place at each step of the manufacturing process in order to  intervene on the production line, as early as possible to ensure optimum quality, purity and safety.

 

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Luminarc is resistant.

  During the manufacturing process, numerous tableware items (plates, dishes, bowls, cups and some glasses) go through a specific thermal treatment called tempering in order to guarantee a better mechanical and thermal resistance. Two to  three times stronger (depending on the item) than most items of similar thickness, tempered Luminarc products are  therefore able to withstand numerous shocks.

  “The pendulum test is also available for glassware: the item is held in place while a marble of a given mass, put into  action by a lever, creates a shock on the rim... "
  Luminarc tempered products also withstand temperature differences of around 275°F which means that it is possible to  microwave a food container that has just come out of the fridge!

  "We study an item with its use in mind: this means that the material and treatment are chosen according to the thermal  shock it is likely to be submitted to. For example, we use clear tempered glass for microwave use, borosilicate for the  oven and vitroceramics for cooking on the flame (gas). One of our tests consists in bringing an item to oven temperature  before placing it in a small quantity of cold water. There is nothing worse. And if it can take this, if it does not break  straight away, then it will cope with its daily use without any problem!"

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Luminarc is dishwasher safe.

  All Luminarc tableware items withstand normal dishwasher use. The tests carried out at Arc International’s  laboratory ensure that the decorations on the plates and glasses as well as the sparkle of each piece can easily cope with the  various attacks carried out by the dishwasher on a daily basis.

  "One of the rooms of the 'quality qualification laboratory' is fitted with entire walls of dishwashers in which items  are subjected to continuous washing cycles. Continually filled up with detergent, some twenty machines carry out  up to 10 washes a day with the single aim to check the dishwasher resistance of a Luminarc glass plate or food preparation item.

  As a matter of fact, the tests carried out here are far more stringent that normal daily use: the reason is that dirt  protects decorations against the most aggressive detergents, which is not the case during our tests. In fact, the  durability of Luminarc items is actually often far greater than that advertised."

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