New glass development

Date: 11 July 2011
Source: Mercury
NAZEING Glass has spent £150,000 over an 18-month period developing glass completely free of toxins.

Nazeing Glass have developed a glass completley free of toxins

Governments around the world are increasingly anxious to limit the number and amount of toxins contained in products available to the public.

Stephen Pollock-Hill, managing director of Nazeing Glass in Nazeing New Road, Broxbourne, claims to have solved the problem with a new type of crystal glass that is completely free of arsenic, barium and antimony, among other chemicals and toxins.

Mr Pollock-Hill said: “While there are lead-free crystal recipes on the market, this is believed to be the first attempt to manufacture a glass that contains no toxic ingredients, defined by the European Chemicals Handling Agency as substances of very high concern.”

Chief executive of British Glass Manufacturers’ Confederation David Dalton wrote in a letter to the company: “In my opinion this new approach to completely removing all known toxic components from the composition is a radical first and a ground-breaking move for a small independent company of such limited resource.

“I would strongly support Nazeing Glass in seeing this exciting development, now so close to fruition, through to successful market penetration, as I’m sure once the major international producers in this sector become aware, they too will want to be party to the formula of its success.

“I have been seriously impressed by the latest samples produced in recent factory trials and it would, to my mind, suggest that once the few remaining teething issues of optimising both trace additions and working conditions are solved, then this will be a truly commendable development and will demonstrate a precedent in the field of domestic glassware manufacture – another first for Britain.”

Commentators on growing Government legislation related to the regulation of toxins and chemicals include manufacturers’ organisation EEF, which has warned UK companies that they will face further limitations on the number of certain toxic substances found inside products.

EEF’s Susanne Baker said earlier this month in a statement to the manufacturers: “There is the potential for disruption to supplies if substances, or components reliant on those substances, are withdrawn from the market.”

600450 New glass development

See more news about:

Others also read

Proprietary laminate windows collect, store energy; convert it to electricityRIVIERA BEACH, FL – An innovative new patented technology transforms office building windows into "solar farms" and allows these structures to reuse collected energy and become self-sufficient in the event of a power outage.
DALLAS, Texas, December 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --ReportsnReports adds new market research report 'Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Power - Global Market Size, Installation Prices, Module Market Shares, Market Segmentation, Regulations and Key Country Analysis to 2020' to its store.
The University of Minnesota's historic Folwell Hall completed three years of extensive renovation, just time for the 2011 academic year.
The development of ESG’s privacy glass product, ESG Polyvision™, has quite literally reached new heights.
We sincerely thank all our members, friends and visitors for being part of GlassOnWeb and its success during 2011.
Michael Gai has been named Vice President of Operations at Glass Doctor, following the recent promotion of Mark Liston to President.

Add new comment