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Old 02-06-2020, 08:33 AM
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Price reduction

So, I see where Bomma is lowering it's price per lb . I don't see how that can be profitable.
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Old 02-06-2020, 03:42 PM
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in all seriousness, are the ingredients used to make a decent cullet that much more expensive than the basic glass ingredients to make beer mugs? I can go to the dollar store and buy a beer mug that weighs more than a pound and pay $1.50 in Canada. If a finished product can be made in China shipped across the ocean, put on a shelf and sold for $1.50 canadian ($1.10 US) and they make a profit when they sell them one at a time. Is cullet that much more to make when you are buying hundreds or thousands of pounds at a time.
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Old 02-06-2020, 04:43 PM
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It's more when you're making that many lbs at a time. If you look at a non engineered glass- one color, you have only gobber issues to deal with. Make a clear which has to match existing glasses in both viscosity and expansion and you have a more regulated product.

Cristalica, when I was initially involved in bringing it in was .79 lb and that was subsidized by the govt. Now ship it across the atlantic , add on potential inspection costs which may or may not happen, add on dreyage shipping to the distribution site, then add on the selling costs, subsequent shipping costs and it's on your door step. lucky you. No one makes a dime in that scenario at $1.20 LB. We have more costs yet to add on.

SP batch .81 cents a lb. not bad. 15% volition loss. superior clarity.
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I have never melted cullet in my studio. Never will either.

I love the spruce juice.
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OCR has it for a buck and a quarter....... if you buy three pallets.
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Old 02-10-2020, 12:19 PM
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I would surmise that the acceptance has been a lot slower than was expected for the Bomma. Given that belief, I imagine the cash flow to be not so hot but the reality is that there's just no money in the stuff at this price. I'm not aware of anyone besides Olympic handling the product so it's not exactly a price war, more an indifference war. I view that as bad and have to wonder what the future is in cullet reliability.
Other choices are Cristalica and Oceanside and Kugler. Not overwhelming.

We'll see.
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I would surmise that the acceptance has been a lot slower than was expected for the Bomma. Given that belief, I imagine the cash flow to be not so hot but the reality is that there's just no money in the stuff at this price. I'm not aware of anyone besides Olympic handling the product so it's not exactly a price war, more an indifference war. I view that as bad and have to wonder what the future is in cullet reliability.
Other choices are Cristalica and Oceanside and Kugler. Not overwhelming.

We'll see.
I see that spruce pine says they carry Bomma on there website
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I've been out and about looking for observations about Bomma and I'm hearing a lot about persisting cording. Are there others having this experience?
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5 months in and no issue.
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