We Invented Glass-Ceramic
Our story about EuroKera begins in 1940, when Dr. S. Donald Stookey joined Corning, one of our two parent companies. One of his discoveries was the material family of glass-ceramics, which would later give birth to the Corning cookware products. EuroKera inherited this exclusive knowledge and expertise. Today, we instill it into every surface we make, while working to develop innovative glass-ceramic products for tomorrow.
EuroKera, The Expert in Glass-Ceramic
EuroKera is a global leader in advanced cooking surfaces and glass-ceramic solutions. Born in the heart of France in 1990, EuroKera is founded by two of the most prestigious companies in the world: Saint-Gobain and Corning Incorporated. Since then, our innovative solutions have been taking the potential of glass-ceramic to an always higher level.
While providing outstanding customer service we push the technical and performance limits further while keeping the unique French elegance and taste for exclusive design. EuroKera is driven by a passion for products and the people who gather around them – creating and strengthening social relationships, and sharing unforgettable moments and experiences that transform their soul. Combining a rich visual aesthetic, superior materials and technical expertise, today EuroKera is a global leader defining tomorrow’s world of glass-ceramic.
The best quality and timely delivery is expected…we love challenges at EuroKera. Out-of-the-box designs or challenging applications feed our dedication and passion.
Our Manufacturing Process
1 We Begin in France, Cooking Capital of the World
The process of glass-ceramic cooking panels manufacturing starts at our KeraGlass facility located in Bagneaux-sur-Loing, France, about an hour outside of Paris.
Before we can cut and add finishing touches to our cooking panels, we first create the glass from which they are made. After making glass for more than 350 years, we are quite good at it.
2 Melting and Molding
Raw materials, including recycled glass from our own factories, as well as natural sand, are melted into a liquid glass.
The glass is passed between two rollers and cooled to form a sheet. Sheets of the newly formed “green glass” are produced to different specifications depending on the final product they will be used for.
All our “green glass” must pass a quality inspection before being shipped to one of four transformation facilities.
Our manufacturing process for creating “green glass” meets or exceeds safety, industry, and environmental standards at every stage.
3 What is “Green Glass”?
Only glass made with a very specific composition, or “green glass,” can be used to create EuroKera’s glass- ceramic products.
4 Our Global Transformation Facilities
The KeraGlass manufacturing plant ships the French “green glass” to one of four global transformation facilities, where the conversion to glass-ceramic is made and our products are finished.
We strive to uphold our commitment to quality throughout every step of the design, production and delivery process, and work closely with our customers to exceed their expectations.
5 Quality Production Worldwide
To Your Exact Specifications
After an initial quality control inspection the glass is cut and edged to each manufacturer’s specifications.
Beveled edges, openings for integrated features such as knobs or vent hoods, special shapes and similar options are completed at this stage.
6 Finishing Touches
Enamels and finishes are applied and set in panels engineered to resist wear and cooking damage caused by heat, spills, friction and stains.
7 Perfect and Inspect
The “green glass” undergoes a cycled heat treatment called “ceramming” or a controlled crystallization of the glass, to form glass-ceramic.
This process gives the new glass-ceramic material its unique mechanical strength and temperature resistance. Resins may be applied at this point, along with layers for opacity, protection or color control, on the bottom of the panels. Then it’s on to one final inspection, and voila!
It is the Mission of EuroKera to deliver the best glass-ceramic solutions by inspiring, innovating and collaborating with customers, employees and partners, continuously striving to be their trusted first choice.
Push the boundaries of the cooking experience and transform the heart of every home.
Passion. Ambition. Respect.
Our Environmental Commitment
At EuroKera, we believe that being good stewards of the environment benefits our customers and our employees, as well as our planet. Efficient manufacturing saves energy, while also lowering costs. Safe and healthy workplaces enhance peoples’ wellbeing and productivity. And seeking smarter ways to use resources and reduce waste can lead to product improvements. Maintaining our commitment to people and the environment is a big part of the story about EuroKera, the global glass-ceramic manufacturer.
+ tons of glass recycled yearly within our manufacturing process at KeraGlass.
No arsenic or antimony used to manufacture black substrates.
on landfill waste reduction, water conservation and all areas to reduce and reuse.