Made of the ceramic glass material PYROCERAM, it is thermal and shock resistant so you can enjoy a worry-free, healthy cooking.
Made of glass ceramic PYROCERAM, the same material used in nose cones of space shuttles that allows high thermal resistance as the space shuttle enters earth's atmosphere, Corningware is extremely resistant to temperature changes.
Stookey at Coming Glass Works who among other successes came up with key ideas for photosensitive glass and Pyroceram (9).
History of the Development of Pyroceram," Research Management, Autumn 1958.
It was a happy mistake when a Corning scientist discovered a material called Pyroceram
by accident in the mid-1950s.
Throughout its history, Corning built its market strength on major innovations, from Pyroceram
and spin-cast TV bulbs to optical fibers, cellular ceramics, and fusion glass for liquid crystal displays (LCDs).
Well-known reference materials, such as Pyrex 7740 glass or Pyroceram
9606 ceramic, are not ideal because their thermal conductivities differ from those of polymers.
For his innovative thinking and technical excellence in discovery research that have created breakthrough inventions of glass and glass-ceramic materials such as Visions[R], Keraglass[R], and Pyroceram Tableware[R], resulting in original products that have enriched and enhanced lives worldwide.
These glass-ceramic compositions include Visions[R], a line of transparent glass-ceramic pots and pans for range-top use that is known for durability and versatility; The Counter-That-Cooks[R] and Keraglass[R], flat glass-ceramic sheets used as a cooking surface with underlying burner elements; and Pyroceram Tableware[R], a chain silicate glass-ceramic with crystals that has high strength and toughness, is microwave-compatible, and has the appearance of bone china.
1950s: plastic slipcovers; all-plastic tools; wash-and-wear sheets; Fiber glass curtains; synthetic-filled pillows; acrylic blankets; CorningWare Pyroceram