Founded in 1919 as the Glass Container Association of America, GPI is the trade association representing the North American glass container industry.
The life-cycle of glass—from natural raw materials, to manufacturing, through closed loop recycling—sets the environmental standard for packaging.
View a map of manufacturers, cullet processors and recycling locations to find out information by geographic area.
View our industry resources including the GCMI Flexo Color Guide, finish drawings, branding information and packaging guidelines.
Through the Glass Packaging Institute, glass container manufacturers speak with one voice to advocate industry standards.
The batch house is the initial location where raw glass material is housed in large silos before entering the glass furnace operations phase.
After leaving the batch house, the mix is fed continuously into the furnace or tank where it is melted into glass. Learn more glass furnace operations.
Glass goes through a forming process. Learn about the steps in the process.
Glass container manufacturers speak with one voice to advocate industry standards, promote sound policies and educate packaging professionals.
Glass is infinitely recyclable, made from all natural ingredients, and has a 400 year record of safety. Learn more about how recycling works.
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