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What Makes Duralex Different

Founded in 1945, Duralex has been manufacturing tempered glassware and tabletop products for over 80 years in La Chapelle-Saint-Mesmin in the very heart of France.

Using a technique developed in the 1930s by Saint-Gobain, moulded glass is heated to 600 degrees Celsius, then cooled very quickly, giving it an impact resistance twice superior to ordinary glass.

As a result of their commitment to innovation and quality, they have achieved global recognition and remain the top choice when it comes to durable, chip-resistant glass products.

The Secret of Duralex Glass’ Resistance

Duralex glass, heated to a temperature of 700°C, is suddenly cooled by ventilation of cold air throughout. This tempering operation improves its resistance to mechanical and thermal shocks. The glass is 2.5 times more resistant than conventional (non-tempered) glass and can withstand a 130°C thermal shock. When broken, tempered glass shatters into a multitude of small, non-sharp pieces.

Not only is the glass 100% recyclable, it is also non-porous hygienic.

What are the benefits of Duralex Tempered Glass?

  • Impact and chip resistant, extremely durable – Duralex tempered glass is 2.5 times stronger than ordinary glass.
  • Shock resistant – Duralex is manufactured to withstand sudden temperature extremes from -20°C to 100°C and is suitable for hot or cold liquids.
  • Safety – If broken, Duralex shatters into small pieces, reducing the risk of injury.
  • Hygienic – Nonporous Duralex glass does not absorb liquid.
  • Stackable – The Duralex glasses and bowls are stackable for convenient and space-saving storage.
  • Top quality – Constant quality control guarantees excellence and built-in durability, ensuring that Duralex products will maintain their look for many years.
  • Microwave, freezer and dishwasher safe – Adaptable modern glassware can go directly from the freezer to the microwave. Dishwasher Safe.
  • Made in France – Since 1945

The video below demonstrates how tough Duralex glass is.


Duralex remains a strong, reliable and endearing brand which has conquered the hearts of millions of consumers.

Crystal Direct is proud to be the official distributor of Duralex products nationwide.

Shop the brand here.

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