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The British Glass Manufacturers' Confederation represents the UK's glass industry. From our offices in Sheffield we act as the industry's focal point, playing the principal role in communicating the concerns and aspirations of our Members to the Government, the European Union and other external interest groups and trade bodies.

50+ Years Experience

With more than 50 years' experience of serving our members, we are instrumental in promoting glass as the first choice material for containers, flat glass, domestic glass, scientific glass, technical glass and glass fibre applications.

In 2007 British Glass added ISO14001 - joining ISO9001 and 17025 - to its well established reputation for quality. ISO14001 reflects the growing focus within the UK business community on environmental issues which often go hand-in-hand with cost saving - this is particularly true within the energy intensive sector which British Glass primarily serves where price increases over the last few years have made energy savings - even small ones - valuable. Link: BG Environmental Policy Statement.

Our technical arm, Glass Technology Services (GTS), is a world-renowned centre of excellence, helping companies around the globe to solve technical and production challenges.

British Glass represents all sectors of the UK glass industry, these include:

·         Container - producers of bottles and jars

·         Flat glass - producers of glazing and architectural glass and including Glass manipulators and processors, for instance makers of car windscreens

·         Domestic glass- makers of glasses and cookware

·         Decorative glass - producers of crystal, tableware, stemware and other decorative items

·         Technical Glass - includes TV screen/ computer monitor manufacturers

·         Scientific glass - makers of test tubes, beakers and a vast range of scientific glass

·         Glass fibre applications - producers of insulation, exhaust muffles and electronic components

·         Optical Glass - including processors and polishers

·         Glass plant and machinery manufacturers and associated suppliers

·         Raw material suppliers

·         Glass wholesalers

·         Collectors, Recyclers and Reprocessors of glass

In addition to representing the industry and promoting glass we provide our members with a range of services and benefits including:

·         Promoting the use of glass as a material essential to modern life

·         Promoting glass recycling and the infrastructure to facilitate glass recycling

·         Representing the Industry to national and local government, EU and regulators and informing members of legislative proposals and changes

·         Keeping members up-to-date with technical and technological advances

·         Offering guidance on environmental, technological and legal issues

·         Organising industry training and seminars

·         Providing members with technical advice and consultancy through GTS

·         Working with other trade associations and other relevant bodies Encouraging members to share Best Practice and other information for their mutual benefit.

·         Provide an information and technical helpline and members' referral service together with other information services

Source: http://www.britglass.org.ukAuthor: shangyi

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