William The Coroner’s Forensic Files

Sunday, 15, May, 2011

Unintended Consequences

Filed under: Science — williamthecoroner @ 15:04

Pyrex cookware used to be made of borosilicate glass by Corning.  It could withstand greater changes in temperature than plain old glass.  The brand was taken over by World Kitchen, they changed the recepit for Pyrex to prestressed soda-lime glass, which is more resistant to chipping, but is not as resistant to thermal shock.

Now, folks who cook crack cocaine have to steal labware, instead of using cookware, as cookware will not stand up to the changes in temperature.

Story HERE.

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