Glass production

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    Know-how and technology

    Ritzenhoff produces its glasses in Germany, at one of the most modern glass production plants in Europe. Each day, glass sand, soda ash, calcium carbonate, potash and potassium nitrate are heated at 1,500 °C to make a glass porridge which, on four parallel production lines, is turned into 140,000 glasses of the best crystal-glass quality. The liquid glass is portioned into drops and shaped during the cooling process – pressed into stems, blown into goblets, laser-cut and melted together. Traditional as well as innovative methods such as rim processing using a laser, or polishing the stems and baseplates, round out the automatic production process. Ritzenhoff develops and manufactures customized glasses in quantities of 30,000 pieces.

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    Individual glass shapes

    A wide variety of finishing techniques such as relief embossing in the glass and glass base, decoration of the stem and baseplate or acid etching offer great creative freedom. Unusual glass stems, for example, increase the value of the glass and make them real eye-catchers.