On Tuesday, June 27, we received word from Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality that we could begin using chromium to make glass again. It had been more than one year since chromium was removed from our product line while we built and tested a state-of-the-art emissions control system.
We are happy to be able to make chromium glass styles, all handcrafted in the US, complying with the most stringent environmental requirements for a glass company in North America.
On Wednesday, we mixed our first new batches of chrome greens, and on Thursday the batches were melted and ready to be cast and put through the annealing lehr. The initial run was Spring Green Transparent (001426). The next styles we will tackle are Spring Green Opalescent (000126), Aventurine Green (001112), and Light Aventurine Green (001412). Then we will make many other chromium colors.
We dubbed it “Green Day”, and there was a small celebration with lime popsicles and lots of people dressed up like it was St. Patrick’s Day.