Each furnace has its jealously guarded secrets.
In addition to the manufacturing processes, the companies also carefully store the recipes for composing the glass mixtures.
Cases of industrial espionage have always happened in the history of Murano, as well as master composers who have gone away taking away the notebooks with all the recipes. Anyone looking for such recipes can contact the Stazione Sperimentale.
The Stazione Sperimentale is an institution, financed by public funds and companies in the sector, which deals with research for everything related to glass. It is based in Murano, but works throughout Italy. It is possible to contact the Stazione sperimentale del vetro to design the composition of the glass mixtures in order to obtain the desired characteristics. Hardness, color, brilliance, melting point, chemical resistance can within certain limits be obtained with the precious know-how of the employees.
The Stazione Sperimentale also carries out analyzes of the environmental impact and the physical properties of the raw materials and the finished product.
The station publishes a magazine with the latest news on research and inside there is a well-stocked scientific library on everything related to glass.
Address. Calle briati, 10 - Murano