Polycarbonate pub glasses strong enough to park a car on


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Designers are working on a new safer standard pub glass based on plastic and polycarbonate in response to a rise in violent incidents involving glassware.

 

The UK‘s Home Office has set a team of designers to work on a pint glass which will be attractive and will not shard on breaking. The unbreakable polycarbonate glasses bounce off floors rather than smash and are strong enough for a car to park on them, according to an article in the Times.

 

They will look at: adding a new feature to the glass material that provides safety when it is broken; developing a composite or alternative material; ensuring that plastic and polycarbonate is at the core of any new vessel; and making sure that the new material makes no difference to the consumer’s enjoyment of the drink.”

(photo Rex)

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