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Glass production requires considerable energy to sustain the very high temperatures needed to melt the glass batch. The U.S. glass industry has worked cooperatively with AMO to develop a range of resources for improving energy efficiency and reducing emissions.

Analytical Studies & Other Publications

Documents for historical reference

Energy and Environmental Profile of the Glass Industry (2002)

Glass Industry Technology Roadmap (2002).

Glass Vision (1996)

Image of inside a glass factory.

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Glass Manufacturing

The glass industry is a mature, capital- and energy-intensive industry that relies on abundant and durable raw materials.

The U.S. glass industry is a leader in global production and technology. Glass products are supplied to value-added manufacturing industries to produce such products as semiconductor devices, photovoltaics and other solar equipment, consumer electronics, building materials, and vehicle parts.