The first unbreakable bottle dates back to
The existence of bottles is very old, already in Ancient Egypt there is evidence that they existed, although with other shapes and materials different from those we have now, for example, clay, goatskin … later appeared the bottles made of glass through the technique of blowing.
Bottles have undergone a constant evolution over the centuries. The Greeks introduced some variations making these forms made by the Egyptians to become the typical amphorae. Also in Ancient Rome the bottle was used with great assiduity.
During the Middle Ages, due to the stagnation of trade and the fact that glass was a fragile material, other materials such as leather were used to package beverages, reserving glass for delicate pieces.
The plastic bottle began to be used in the 1960s in France and is still the star of bottles today. The advantage over glass lies mainly in the possibility of being able to convert it into any possible shape and, at the same time, it is much more economical.
History of the wine bottle
Possibly at the beginning these medicines were prepared in bowls to be taken at the moment, but then when a use began to be identified and reiterated and the population began to grow, the need for its previous preparation and its conservation arose. It is probable that the first vessels were made of wood, then terracotta or ceramic, but after the appearance of glass, it was the preferred choice.
From the eleventh century, Venice became the European capital of glassmaking. The glassmakers were improving the quality of raw materials, adding calcium to the silica soda obtaining a thinner and more transparent glass which they called “cristallo”.
In the twentieth century is when it became a massive industry, through the installation of continuous fire furnaces and progress made in the field of automation of manufacturing.
It is a product of human activity. It is a molten inorganic material that becomes a fluid of high viscosity at high temperatures (1500-1600 °C), which then upon cooling reaches a rigid state without undergoing crystallization; and has an amorphous, non-crystalline molecular structure. The characteristic of being a highly viscous fluid with easy malleability is used to transform it into free form (by blowing) or with the use of molds in various containers.
Who invented the glass bottle
In New York, in 1832, the manufacture of beverages in cans began when a certain John Matthews invented a device to mix water with carbon dioxide and, in addition, to add flavor to it. The popularity of the beverage gave rise to businesses that mixed carbonated water with flavors of their choice, called soda fountains. Flavors such as orange, lemon or grape were in great demand. At that time, soda was also sold in drugstores as a remedy to cure various ailments.
A new industry was born: the soda industry. One of the challenges was the distribution of this beverage, which until then had to be mixed at the time of consumption. The solution was to bottle the beverage, but there were technical problems in achieving an airtight seal that would allow the gas to be preserved. Many attempts were made at sealing until the “crown” type cap was invented, which allowed a glass bottle to be closed. Over time, the bottle was followed by other packaging alternatives such as the can and the plastic bottle. Today, PET (polyethylene terephthalate) plastic bottles offer a lightweight, odor-free and unbreakable solution.
What was the bottle created for?
That is precisely what Maxim Monakhov, a Russian youtuber known for his crazy experiments, asked himself. The young man wanted to take the experiment to the extreme and for this he got an industrial tank from which he could prepare the mixture. In total, Monakhov used 10,000 liters of beverage, for which he spent about $6,000 on Coca Cola alone.
Unlike the classic experiment with Mentos, the youtuber used several bags of baking soda. The reaction is somewhat different, since in the case of Mentos what produces the “explosion” is the porosity of its surface. In Gizmodo they explain that the chemical reaction with the bicarbonate increases the pressure in a way that makes the Coca Cola come out with great force from the container in which it is located.
The result is quite spectacular. In the video Monakhov shows the whole process of making the giant “bottle” and the peculiar set-up for the experiment. However, the best part of the video is the moment when they drop the bicarbonate into the tank. The result is a Coca Cola geyser that rises several meters and “waters” everyone present.