British Glass unveils Glass Futures project

The Glass Futures project is the brain-child of British Glass

The plans for the Glass Futures project, a GBP 20 million global centre of excellence in glass, have been unveiled.

Plans have been unveiled for a GBP 20 million global centre of excellence in glass at Magna in Rotherham, UK. The Glass Futures project, the brain-child of British Glass in Sheffield, is backed by a consortium including Owens-Illinois (O-I), Guardian Industries, Siemens and Leeds University. At the heart of the project will be a furnace producing 30 tonnes of glass per day for windows, bottles and fibre glass. Work on the project is expected to start later this year and when fully operational the facility will employ around 100 people.