The various molecules in a crystalline solid are organized into a regular and highly rigid lattice. Liquids, by comparison, are completely disorganized, and molecules slip and tumble this way and that, relatively unhindered by intermolecular forces.

Glass sits somewhere in between, exhibiting the rigid solidity of crystalline solids, while lacking their strict lattice molecular arrangements. Glass molecules, instead, exhibit the tendency towards disorganization exhibited by liquids, while lacking the liquid's ability to flow.

This unique property is what makes glass an ideal material for a wide range of applications. Because it lacks a rigid lattice of interconnected covalent bonds, glass can be melted at significantly lower temperatures than crystalline solids; and in its molten state, glass can be manipulated. It can be molded, blown, extruded, textured, stretched, bent, rolled and cut, to name but a few.

Glass has numerous applications, from simple jars and vessels, to window panels, to the touch screens of tablet computers and mobile phones.

And where bottles are concerned, glass products are strong, sterile, chemically inert containers that are endlessly reusable in their existing form, and completely recyclable.

Glass is simply the most beautiful, most customizable, most versatile, safest and greenest material available for your bottling needs.