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  •  Actually you can. Pyrex doesn't make the (2+ / 0-)
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    Powell, salmo

    original glass products that we came to love but others have licensed it.

    Here is the World Kitchen web site.

    •  The wikipedia article (3+ / 0-)
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      Rashaverak, atana, Andrew Lazarus

      doesn't appear to support your thesis. It says that World Kitchen is a Corning spin-off that licensed the Pyrex name but changed the composition of the glass. If I'm reading correctly, the new formulation is mechanically stronger (won't break as easily from being dropped) but more likely to shatter from temperature stress.

      "These are not candidates. These are the empty stand-ins for lobbyists' policies to be legislated later." - Chimpy, 9/24/10

      by NWTerriD on Sun Mar 02, 2014 at 05:20:01 PM PST

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