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Lead or Rumour info - Pilkington Glass - Cowley Hill Site


Official Smartarse
Regular User
Nope, just losing glass production. The site as a whole will still be operational, just the glass making part will shut.


Official Smartarse
Regular User

To be fair it'll be a good thing to see. The glass "machine" is amazing, we saw it while it was making the glass.

It basically puts raw materials in one end, and a continuous sheet of glass comes out the other side, floating on a bed of molten tin (that's why it's called float glass). It's quite something to see.

The Lone Ranger

Safety is paramount!
Staff member
It is amazing to watch :)

I also enjoyed the mineral wool manufacturers next door, spun glass it was like a huge candy floss machine!