Glass Futures Ignites Innovation with the Opening of the Global Centre of Excellence
Glass Futures, the pioneering organization at the forefront of glass industry advancements, is thrilled to announce the official opening of the Global Centre of Excellence. This cutting-edge facility, located in St. Helens, UK, marks a significant milestone in the journey towards revolutionizing the glass industry.
Paving the Path to Carbon Neutrality
The Global Centre of Excellence will serve as a hub for research and development, innovation, and training in the field of glass production. At its core, the facility will house an extraordinary experimental 30-tonne per day glass melting furnace. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology, this furnace will spearhead groundbreaking methods to create carbon-neutral glass, a vital step towards a sustainable future.
Uniting Visionaries from Around the World
To commemorate this momentous occasion, Glass Futures brought together an esteemed gathering of over 100 guests. Among them were Glass Futures members, including renowned glass manufacturers and esteemed university academics, alongside esteemed funders and influential local politicians. This collaborative effort exemplifies the global commitment to driving positive change in the glass industry.
Celebrating Local Talent and Tradition
Glass Futures proudly collaborated with local talent during the opening ceremony. The apprentices from St. Helens College showcased their culinary skills, catering to the event’s attendees. Following the ceremony, all guests were invited to the World of Glass Museum for a captivating drinks reception, where the age-old art of glass blowing took center stage, captivating everyone in attendance.
At Glass Futures’ Global Centre of Excellence, the future of glass production is being forged through innovation, collaboration, and sustainability. This remarkable endeavor sets a new standard for the industry, as we strive to create a greener and more prosperous tomorrow.
Source: Glass Futures with additional information added by Apazone