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Case Studies & Projects

Bright Slice

Bright Slice

A novel project using laser technology to improve existing glass-cutting techniques is set to revolutionise glass processing capabilities across the industry. Independent...

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FASTIC - Femtosecond-pulsed-laser Augment/bioglass Sintering Technique for Implant Customisation

FASTIC - Femtosecond-pulsed-laser Augment/bio...

This project aims to develop new technology to allow surgeons to customise joint replacements at the time of surgery on the rare occasions when there is...

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3D BioGLAM - 3D Bioactive Glass-Metal Additive Manufacture

3D BioGLAM - 3D Bioactive Glass-Metal Additiv...

This project brings together partners with expertise in additive manufacturing, glass technology and orthopaedic implants.  The aim is to develop...

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Failure Analysis - Wine Bottle

Failure Analysis - Wine Bottle

The remains of a broken wine bottle were received by Glass Technology Services Ltd and the customer, a prominent UK brand, requested to know the reason...

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Failure Investigation - Cafetiere (French Press)

Failure Investigation - Cafetiere (French Pre...

A well-known cookware brand received a customer complaint that a glass cafetiere ('French Press') "exploded" whilst full of hot liquid...

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MATCh - Monoblock Acetabular cup with Trabecular-like Coating

MATCh - Monoblock Acetabular cup with Trabecu...

MATCh aims to improve the quality of patient’s life through increasing the life-expectancy of hip prostheses through developing new macroporous glass-ceramic...

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SCAMP - Production of commercially scalable multifilament phosphate fibre tows

SCAMP - Production of commercially scalable m...

Leading an innovative project to develop a fibre drawing tower that can be used to produce novel bio-resorbable phosphate-based glass fibres. Phosphate...

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Light-MiLES - Miniature Laser-Illumined Eye-safe Sensor

Light-MiLES - Miniature Laser-Illumined Eye-s...

Glass Technology Services Ltd (GTS) is providing photonics and material science expertise to a development project on laser illuminated eye-safe sensors,...

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Foreign Body Analysis - Cosmetics and Beauty

Foreign Body Analysis - Cosmetics and Beauty

A salon brand received a serious injury complaint from a consumer where it was reported that glass had been found within an anti-aging cream. Concerned...

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Quality Assessment - Retail

Quality Assessment - Retail

A high street name requested routine quality assessment of a new product line, as a case of due diligence. How did GTS help? During the quality assessment,...

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Foreign Bodies found within Drinks Bottles

Foreign Bodies found within Drinks Bottles

A number of glass fragments had been reported to be present within two bottles; the brand owner had checked the densities of the fragments and bottles...

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Glass Recycling and Energy Efficiency in the Russian Federation

Glass Recycling and Energy Efficiency in the ...

This project aimed to assist the Russian industry in developing and implementing a glass recycling scheme in Russia. The main objective of the assignment...

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RESTORATION - Resorbable Ceramic Biocomposites for Orthorpaedic and Maxillofacial Applications

RESTORATION - Resorbable Ceramic Biocomposite...

The RESTORATION project aims to create novel bioceramic composites using a combination of mechanical design, materials, processing, clinical delivery and...

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Cased-Glass - Thermal Expansion

Cased-Glass - Thermal Expansion

A customer producing articles manufactured from two different glasses fused together ('cased glass') discovered that, during production, many...

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Manano - Manufacturing and applications of nanostructured materials

Manano - Manufacturing and applications of na...

The aim of the project is to carry out research in nanotechnology and to encourage researchers to take up jobs in the European nanotechnology...

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GlassRite - Beer, Cider and Spirits Activities

GlassRite - Beer, Cider and Spirits Activitie...

The project has worked extensively with stakeholders in the beer, cider and spirits sectors, and in particular brand owner-fillers and the UK glass manufacturers,...

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New Approach to Cathode Ray Tube Recycling

New Approach to Cathode Ray Tube Recycling

A cathode ray tube (CRT) is composed of two different types of glass – one used for the funnel and neck sections and the other used for the screen....

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Glass Market Development Assessments

Glass Market Development Assessments

This study aims to give an overview of the UK supply chain for recycled glass by looking at the estimated a risings of different glass types, current collections...

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Conglasscrete I and II in Conjunction with University of Sheffield

Conglasscrete I and II in Conjunction with Un...

Phase I Project Summary This project has conducted what is believed to be the widest-ever study of the performance of crushed and ground glass in real...

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GlassRite - Lightweighting and Bulk Importation

GlassRite - Lightweighting and Bulk Importati...

The project has worked extensively with stakeholders in the wine supply chain, and in particular retailers, brand owner, fillers and the UK glass manufacturers,...

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A Market Survey of Applications and Manufacturing Processes of Foam Glass

A Market Survey of Applications and Manufactu...

BRE and GTS investigated the use of waste material to generate a building product or high value lightweight aggregate for insulation purposes Project...

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Bottle Rightweighting - Beer, Cider and Spirits

Bottle Rightweighting - Beer, Cider and Spiri...

"Bottle Rightweighting - a process of packaging design and production to optimise packaging weight, whilst taking into account the requirements of...

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GlassRite - Wine

GlassRite - Wine

GlassRite Wine, a WRAP funded project delivered by British Glass, ran from July 2006 to March 2008. The project supported the supply chain for the wine...

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Manufacturing Masonry Units from Recovered TV and Computer Screens

Manufacturing Masonry Units from Recovered TV...

Project Summary Staffordshire University has developed and patented a new technology (known as "Stoneglass") which can convert virtually any...

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Materials recovery from waste cathode ray tubes (CRTs)

Materials recovery from waste cathode ray tub...

With the implementation of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directive and growing concern about the environmental impact of CRT glass,...

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Feasibility Study for the Reduction of Colour within the Glass Furnace

Feasibility Study for the Reduction of Colour...

There are two issues which have the potential to hinder the closed-loop recycling of container glass in the UK: the colour imbalance of glass packaging...

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Container Lite - Opportunities for the Co-op to lightweight glass packaging

Container Lite - Opportunities for the Co-op ...

GTS, in a WRAP-funded extension to the Container Lite project, worked with the Co-Op to look at lightweighting opportunities for a range of their own-label...

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Study into the Interaction of Imported Wine Bottles and the UK's Cullet Supply

Study into the Interaction of Imported Wine B...

Although using recycled glass in furnaces saves valuable raw materials, reduces energy consumption and lowers emissions of CO2 a study, commissioned by...

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Recovered Container Glass - Development of test methods and inorganic contamination limits

Recovered Container Glass - Development of te...

Recycling waste material is an important element in a sustainable society, one that the glass industry takes seriously, setting great store by its claim...

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Glass Market Development Assessments for the English Regions and the Devolved Administrations

Glass Market Development Assessments for the ...

This study gave an overview of the UK supply chain for recycled glass by looking at the estimated arisings of different glass types, current collections...

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Container Lite - Light-weight Glass Containers - the Route to Effective Waste Minimisation

Container Lite - Light-weight Glass Container...

With over 1.5 million tonnes of glass still ending in landfill in the UK, even a small percentage reduction through the lightweighting of bottles and jars...

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Creation of a Practice Guide for Flat Glass Manufacturers

Creation of a Practice Guide for Flat Glass M...

Project Summary The UK window (flat) glass industry currently recycles approximately 10% of the estimated 500,000 tonnes of such glass entering the...

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Increasing collection and recycling of post consumer domestic window waste

Increasing collection and recycling of post c...

The aim of this project, undertaken on behalf of WRAP, was to undertake trials in order to understand the practical, technical and economic viability of...

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Assessment of the International Trading Markets for Recycled  Container Glass and their Environmental Implications

Assessment of the International Trading Marke...

The study clearly demonstrates that the best environmental option for recovered UK cullet is returning it to domestic container glass manufacturers...

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Colourite - Maximising Cullet Additions in the Glass Container Industry

Colourite - Maximising Cullet Additions in th...

GTS has conducted an 18-month project to investigate options for maximising cullet use in production of container glass. The project, supported by WRAP...

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Recycled CRT Panel Glass as an Energy Reducing Fluxing Body Additive in Heavy Clay Construction Products

Recycled CRT Panel Glass as an Energy Reducin...

Approximately 105,000 tonnes of waste CRT glass is available annually; this project set out to investigate the potential use of the panel glass...

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A Study of the Balance between Furnace Operating Parameters and Recycled Glass in Glass Melting Furnaces

A Study of the Balance between Furnace Operat...

Glass making is a high-temperature, energy-intensive process and manufacturers are well aware that over 70% of the energy they use in the furnace is in...

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Investigation of the Significant Factors in Elemental migration from Glass in Contact with Food

Investigation of the Significant Factors in E...

This study, conducted for the Food Standards Agency (FSA), consisted of a programme of experimental work designed to increase understanding of migration...

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