Ardagh Group

What is glass

It’s what Mother Nature would choose for packaging.

Glass containers for food and beverage packaging are made from natural and abundant raw materials:

Cullet is recycled glass and an important ingredient of glass manufacturing. Increasing cullet usage helps reduce energy consumption and the need for other raw materials.

Ingredients for Glass

Sand makes up the largest portion of the batch and sources can usually be found near manufacturing plants.
Soda Ash promotes the melting and gives fluidity.
Limestone contributes to the durability of the glass.

Oxides can be added to the mix to create different colors of glass (green, brown, blue, etc.).

Different color of glass bottle