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Atomic' stemware

Published:  23 July, 2008

Arc International is unveiling a new range of stemware which, it claims, uses a new material that is the most transparent material to date, while also being resilient to breakage and fade-resistant.

The Mikasa Oeology range is the result of two years' research. It is made from Kwarx which, Arc says, is the result of a pioneering mix of rare raw material, special treatments, new manufacturing processes and teams exclusively focused on its development'.

The name comes from the central particle of an atom, called a quark', which is also the name of a German cheese, and software used by journalists and designers.

The material has been registered as Kwarx, and Arc claims that following scientific measurement it has been found to be the most transparent material to date, with a W' index higher than 90 over 100 and a T' (for tint) rating close to zero.

It is also claimed to be four to five times more resistant to the effects of dishwashing than glass.

The range comprises six shapes of glass. Arc will be exhibiting the new stemware on stand B2 at the London Wine & Spirits Fair.