Ardagh Group

Process & Manufacturing

Manufacturing glass is a highly complex, precise and technical process.

Raw materials and cullet are transferred to a furnace, with temperatures reaching 2800°F, where the batch is melted.

The molten glass is then cut into “gobs” that are dropped into moulds and then formed into a container.

The glass containers then go through “finishing” processes that include reheating the glass containers and cooling them in a controlled manner and coating the bottles with food grade sprays to help the bottles and jars move efficiently down production and filling lines.

After the containers go through a variety of quality measures, they are conveyed to an area to be packaged for shipment to customers.

To see the complete manufacturing process from beginning to end, please view the Verallia Process Video.

Verallia process video