Demand side response systems offer a potentially lucrative revenue stream to intensive energy users – such as glass manufacturers.Link to External Source
The glass sector has identified WHR as one of the most promising technologies to help glass manufacturers mitigate against fluctuating energy costs, comply with legislation and improve environmental performance.Free download only available for British Glass members.
Fall prevention is rightly on the agenda for glass manufacturers when it comes to keeping their staff safe – which is why we had Rob Shaw, Technical Team Lead on Falls Prevention at the Health and Safety...Free download only available for British Glass members.
Our quarterly digest shows members the breadth of information we have added to the British Glass library collection in the preceding quarter.Free download only available for British Glass members.
This summary of the legislation and reguations around protecting food from deliberate attack and bio-terrorism was provided by the Food Standards Agency, in response to a specific enquiry by British Glass...Free download only available for British Glass members.
Produced by the Advisory Committee on Packaging, an independent committee appointed by the Secretary of State for the Environment, this guide describes the UK PRN (Packaging Waste Recovery Note) system...Link to External Source
Buildings account for 40% of the UK’s total energy consumption. Much of this is wasted through old and poorly insulated windows and glazing systems. High performance, energy efficient glazing units have...Download PDF (2.40 MB)
This guide is based on the Environment Agency’s Pollution inventory reporting – general guidance notes. This document has been produced to help glass manufacturers complete their annual pollution...Download PDF (0.59 MB)
This guidance aims to introduce the concept of near misses, provide assistance to organisations looking to implement a reporting system into their workplaces, clarify understanding of different types of...Download PDF (0.84 MB)
A Working Party on Glass Container Finishes, under the guidance of the British Glass Technical Committee, has produced the finish specifications described in this publication, covering the most commonly...Free download only available for British Glass members.
The aim of the UK glass decarbonisation roadmap is to find a way to create a low-carbon and prosperous glass manufacturing sector in the UK by 2050. This summary document aims to display the information...Download PDF (3.68 MB)
The aim of the UK glass decarbonisation roadmap is to find a way to create a low-carbon and prosperous glass manufacturing sector in the UK by 2050.Download PDF (3.05 MB)
The purpose of this publication is to set down concisely, if not in absolute detail, the aims of glass container manufacturers in the field of quality control and quality assurance and to give some indication...Free download only available for British Glass members.
Making Glass takes you on a journey through the world of glass. From the beginning when man first made glass through to today’s modern industry. In this new book you will find out what glass is, how...Free download only available for British Glass members.
Glass - a material of the past; THE material of the future - the green future - where reducing our carbon footprint is likely to become the centre of policymaking.Download PDF (1.53 MB)
This information sheet outlines the benefits and key features of glass packaging that make it both a pure and sustainable packaging medium.Download PDF (0.48 MB)
A consumers’ guide to standards used in child resistant packaging, produced by the British Standards Institute (BSi), where the standards listed can be purchased.Download PDF (0.44 MB)
Developed in consultation with all sectors of the UK glass manufacturing industry, the Health and Safety Executive and with input from worker unions, this guidance provides practical guidance to help employers...Download PDF (0.75 MB)
This British Glass fact sheet provides information on the typical recycled content of glass packaging placed onto the marketplace, aggregated at UK level.Download PDF (0.24 MB)
This code of practice provides practical guidance for container glass manufacturers on the safe operation, assessment and control of glass forming machines and ancillary equipment; as well as providing...Download PDF (0.82 MB)
TEC 7 gives guidance to bottlers, packers, merchants and users of glass containers for carbonated beverages, in the broadest sense.Free download only available for British Glass members.
This guidance note sets out minimum, good practice standards for the manual lubrication ('swabbing') of glass container moulds in a simple "Always" and "Never" format. Now adopted and in daily practice,...Download PDF (0.64 MB)
This publication is intended to give guidance to packers and glass container manufacturers regarding capacity tolerances which can be economically achieved during the automatic production of glass containers...Free download only available for British Glass members.
The project involved field data study in workplace environments where individuals are exposed to elevated temperatures, including furnace operations in both glass and cast-metals manufacture. Individuals...Download PDF (0.54 MB)
Beverage packaging, deposit systems and free movement of goods - Communication from the European Commission
This Communication seeks, in particular, to support relevant economic operators and the Member States’ authorities that deal with beverage packaging and beverage packaging waste, by providing them with...Download PDF (0.73 MB)
This report presents the work undertaken to study the competitiveness of the EU glass industry. The information presented in this report is based on data and literature collected from desk-based research...Download PDF (0.65 MB)
This research involved the blind tasting of beverages to assess a number of criteria relating to taste at various time intervals following the opening of the beverage. A number of brands of drink, packaged...Download PDF (0.23 MB)
This 2007 revision of TEC 9 gives guidance to containers, packers, merchants and users in the broadest sense of glass containers, glass container manufacturers, associated equipment suppliers and closure...Free download only available for British Glass members.
Glass container manufacturers are obliged to make frequent, accurate determinations of the capacity of containers produced. This must be carried out day and night, close to the production area. Large...Free download only available for British Glass members.
A Study of the Balance between Furnace Operating Parameters and Recycled Glass in Glass Melting Furnaces
A study of the balance between furnace operating parameters and recycled glass in glass melting furnaces. The work reported in this report has been undertaking with funding and support from the Carton...Download PDF (0.48 MB)
The glass industry is keen to minimise its environmental impact as far as possible, as improved environmental performance often leads to process improvements and greater efficiencies. The object of the...Download PDF (6.15 MB)
TEC 11 - General Information on the Packaging of Glass Containers for their Safe Transport and Delivery to the Customer
Provides a common approach to the packaging of glass containers and the terminology used by the Glass Container Manufacturers. The content represents the general situation, covering all the common systems...Free download only available for British Glass members.
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'.