The Manufacturing Process
We use natural abundant raw materials of sand, soda ash and limestone in our recipe. These are combined with recycled glass (cullet) and then delivered to the furnace to melt.
Glass is 100% infinitely recyclable and with the aid of reclamation schemes in the EU, recovery rates are now in excess of 70%. The addition of cullet to our recipe has a significant impact upon the environment as it saves raw material, reduces energy usage and cuts CO2 emissions.
Once mixed, the raw materials are introduced to the furnace on a continuous basis and melted at temperatures in the region of 1565°C to form molten glass.
The molten glass flows from the furnace and passes through refractory channels where it is refined and cooled to a homogeneous temperature and viscosity. The molten glass is then extruded and cut to form gobs of glass.
The cut gobs of glass are then delivered into the forming machine where they are moulded to form our containers.
The mixing, melting and forming processes are precisely controlled using sophisticated automatic measuring and control systems.
All our containers are subject to stringent checks; including 100% automatic inspection through a series of mechanical and optical based inspection systems, to assure that a high level of quality is maintained.