Glass Futures

  • Consumer trends
  • Tech & Innovation

Glass Futures, based in St Helens, are working to create a world class centre of excellence in glass production, with the long term goal of making glass the low carbon material of choice.

Their goal is to increase glass use in society by delivering new technologies, world class training for the whole supply chain and new resource-efficient processes. This new facility will bridge the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) gap between research and commercial implementation and become a huge asset for Liverpool City Region.

The Glass Futures site will have full plant utilities and services, to go from raw materials to packed products. In order to achieve this, Glass Futures, a “not for profit” Research and Technology Organisation (RTO), will be operating a membership scheme with industry partners, customers and suppliers. Glass Futures will use the facility to provide training and development to meet and exceed the long term demands of a sustainable global glass industry.

This session looks at the innovative work of Glass Futures, and the impact their work has on their local community in St Helens.


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