British Glass receives hundreds of enquiries a year from companies around the globe. Members are provided with timely information often as part of their membership package and our service is aimed to provide help to companies on a wide range of issues, from technical enquiries to market information and more detailed research. Non-member companies can make requests for help and where appropriate these enquiries will be charged for dependent upon the nature of the required information. Our Information service has access to many resources in our extensive library, more details of which can be found on the library Information page.
The News section on the British Glass website provides up to date news on a wide variety of subjects and from numerous sources. Topical news items are provided through a feed which links to topical items of interest to British Glass members and subscribers. We also release news from British Glass through this resource on a dedicated area so users can distinguish releases from the Trade Confederation. We also allow member companies to submit press releases for submittal to the British Glass website once approved these will appear in their own dedicated news area.
British Glass position papers provide users of the website with the latest positions adopted by British Glass on a range of issues we represent for our members concerns and aspirations.
British Glass compiles a resource on topical events and conferences that may be of interest to its membership and a wider audience. Although we don't recommend specific events, this sign posting feature can save you many hours in looking for suitable events of interest appropriate to the glass supply chain.
A wide selection of publications is available from British Glass. In-house technical booklets covering the manufacture of glass containers, together with technical specifications are available free of charge to members (using their member log-in), or these can be purchased (and downloaded) by non-members. Links to other documents are also provided.
Funding oportunities across the spectrum are available to companies and individuals. Please see the current list to see what opportunities are available, and if you qualify. The information page will be regularly updated.
Industry vacancies and opportunities are posted as and when we are notified.
Many glass making terms have entered the language: 'Coddswallop': Hiram Codd invented the marble stoppered 'pop' bottle in the 1870s, and millions of the bottles were made, particularly in South Yorkshire. 'Wallop' was the name given to the cheap beer of the day, and beer drinkers dubbed the contents of the codd bottle 'a load of coddswallop'.