Luminarc enjoys revealing all the secrets of the art of entertaining around the table. Inspired by today’s and tomorrow’s trends and hence engineered to create modern, functional and original items. Assisted by this creativity, the brand offers a wide variety of collections. Dinnerware, glassware, cutlery and other accessories: those are some of the objects that contribute to everyone’s life.
Luminarc products undergo all sorts of excessive treatment. The products go through the 'quality qualification laboratory' where all kinds of control and testing instruments designed to replicate daily use are available. Choosing Luminarc, is being aware of the technical benefits of its product.
During the manufacturing process, Luminarc tablewares 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. Luminarc tempered products can withstand temperature differences of around 135°C, which means that it is possible to microwave a food container that has just come out of the fridge. The material and treatment are chosen according to the thermal shock it is likely to be submitted to during daily usage.
All Luminarc tablewares withstand normal dishwasher use. Test were done to ensure that the decorations of the plates as well as the sparkle of glasses can easily cope with the various attacks carried out by the dishwasher on a daily basis.
The majority of Luminarc products are made of glass. This is a non porous material in all of its forms (opal, transparent or coloured glass) and therefore doesn’t retain any micro organisms which could lead to a bacterial contamination. Even Luminarc’s porcelain is the least porous of all other ceramics (with 1% to 2% porosity).
All Luminarc products which have the “stackable” logo are made from tempered glass which makes them more resistible to mechanical and thermal shocks. It is also possible to stack similar Luminarc products together into stable, vertical piles making Luminarc tableware practical and easy to use in your everyday life.
NO SCRATCH MARKS
Usually the scratches on the plates are caused by the action of cutting food with you knife. To avoid scratching your tableware it is important to choose good quality cutlery. Knives which are made from soft alloy metals are less harder then the support (plate) and will leave black scratch marks on you plates, these are in fact steel deposits. On the other hand if the alloy metal used is harder then the glass it could in time cause transparent marks to appear on your plates.