Every year about 4 million tones (estimated) of glass is produced by UK glass manufacturing companies if all sectors are taken together. Maximum usage of glass can be found in making containers for drinks and foods and also automotive industries. Container Around 60% of total glass production in United Kingdom comes from the container glass industry which generally makes transparent containers. There are mainly six big manufactures in UK manufacturing about 2.3 million tonnes of it in the year 2010. Flat The second largest glass manufacturing sector in the UK glass producing industry is flat glass industry. About 1.3 million tonnes of production of flat glass was noted in 2010 by three companies in UK accounting for its annual domestic production. The majority of this flat glass production goes towards products for buildings which includes self-cleaning , silvered, laminated and other glasses while the remaining is utilized in automotive applications. It may be regarded as the single largest product after container glass.
One of the glass products which is extensively used and extremely versatile, is fiberglass. In UK there are about three or four major fiberglass manufacturing industries. These industries generally produce two to three major fiberglass products. Fibre has many applications.
There are a lot of leading glass manufacturing industries or glass manufacturer in United Kingdom. Among them, Independent glass (IG) holds a very reputable status. They are a leading and specialist glass manufacturing firm making laminated and toughened glass and are also its traders and merchants. IG operates from three sites in UK of which two are in Scotland and one is in England.
Another leading manufacturer in UK is Padiham Glass Ltd. Manufacturing company like Padiham Glass offers a wide variety of glass products collaborating with other leading flat glass manufacturing industry in the world. They also specialize in glass cutting, heat-soaking, toughening, producing insulated glass products and many more.