From The Manufacturer:
A small Hertfordshire-based company has spent £150,000 over 18-months developing a new kind of glass – unique due to its complete lack of toxins.
Governments around the world today are increasingly anxious to limit the number and amount of toxins contained in products available to the public. Managing director of Nazeling Glass Stephen Pollock-Hill 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 explained: “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, as defined by the European Chemicals Handling Agency, as ‘Substances of Very High Concern’.”
Glass manufacturers confederation British Glass estimates that the world market for lead glass is Eu2.6bn a year. Thirty five per cent of this is estimated to be made in the US, home to one of the strictest regulatory bodies in the world, the United States Environmental Protection Agency. The potential market for the new glass is significant, according to Pollock-Hill.
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