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A Market Survey of Applications and Manufacturing Processes of Foam Glass

A Market Survey of Applications and Manufacturing Processes of Foam Glass

BRE and GTS investigated the use of waste material to generate a building product or high value lightweight aggregate for insulation purposes Project Summary The aim of this project was to identify whether or not there are opportunities to either develop or transfer a foam glass production process into UK for manufacturing construction products.... Read More


Bottle Rightweighting - Beer, Cider and Spirits

Bottle Rightweighting - Beer, Cider and Spirits

"Bottle Rightweighting - a process of packaging design and production to optimise packaging weight, whilst taking into account the requirements of all stakeholders in the supply chain, including manufacturers, brand owners, fillers, retailers, consumers and the environment". Glassrite Beer Cider and Spirits, a WRAP funded project delivered... Read More


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 industry in rightweighting the bottles they used and maximising the opportunity to bulk import wine and fill in the UK. The project successfully delivered new lightweight wine bottles into the UK and... Read More


Manufacturing Masonry Units from Recovered TV and Computer Screens

Manufacturing Masonry Units from Recovered TV and Computer Screens

Project Summary Staffordshire University has developed and patented a new technology (known as "Stoneglass") which can convert virtually any type of waste glass into commercial quality masonry units (bricks, pavers and cladding tiles). In particular, this process has the potential to rapidly expand a new end market opportunity for cathode... Read More


Creation of a Practice Guide for Flat Glass Manufacturers

Creation of a Practice Guide for Flat Glass Manufacturers

Project Summary The UK window (flat) glass industry currently recycles approximately 10% of the estimated 500,000 tonnes of such glass entering the waste stream each year. The industry has the capacity to recycle more recovered glass (cullet), but is prohibited by the availability of good quality uncontaminated supplies. Contamination is a critical... Read More


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