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Innovation. Transformation. Glass Packaging.

Glass is a material unlike any other, capable of creating stunning, memorable experiences, and it’s the most sustainable packaging material on earth. At O-I, we have a history of transforming how the world stores food and beverages – of making glass more accessible to more customers and consumers. We reimagine how glass is made and sold by innovating production techniques, pioneering recycling and sustainable technology, and unleashing the iconic, brand-building potential of this packaging that is the kindest material for the planet and its people.

Our Vision

Shaping the Future Through Glass

We create iconic, healthy glass packaging so synonymous with brands, you recognize those brands by their packaging alone, even without a label. We innovate packaging design to enable customers to meet their own ambitions, from connecting with consumers on an emotional level to creating a more sustainable future.

Our Story

Driven Through Innovation

Innovation and transformation are in our DNA. O-I Glass was founded more than a century ago by a man whose glass bottle making machine was called the most significant invention in glass in 2000 years. Founder Michael J. Owens’ motto was “It can be done.” And we’re doing it. We’re reimaging what glass can do, making it the world’s most versatile, charismatic and sustainable packaging material.

Our Mission

Our Sustainability Vision

Glass is the ideal packaging material to support a low-waste, circular economy. But sustainability isn’t just about what we make – it’s also about how we make it. Sustainability is woven into everything we do, from transforming our glass-making technology and processes to our customer approach to how we engage our employees and support our communities.

Power of
Glass Packaging

Glass is pure, sustainable, and the kindest packaging material for the health of people and the planet. Glass has an element of magic to it. It is beautiful and iconic. It can turn into shapes. It plays with the senses. Glass is 100% recyclable and infinitely recyclable. It does not increase ocean pollution. Glass is virtually inert, which means it doesn’t interact with the foods and beverages it holds.

We love glass and we aspire to create a healthier, more sustainable, and more exciting world through glass packaging.

Guided by Our Values

At O-I, we deeply care about our people and our culture. Guided by our values and behaviors, we’re constantly seeking to transform how we support and engage employees and the communities in which we work and live.

Stay Connected

Follow along on social media as we transform glass packaging and discover what’s possible with glass.

Creative reality: the concept of designing bottles that are manufacturable.

We do it all the time – and our team at O-I : EXPRESSIONS masters that capability, and this sparkling wine bottle for @Valdo_Spumanti, is a wonderful case study.

Enabled by digital-printing technology, O-I : EXPRESSIONS brought this hand-painted art by Ceci New York to life on this special edition Aquarius.

During the “O-I: Unveiling the power of personalised packaging” webinar, industry leaders shared how brands have already used the technology to create unique and exciting new glass bottle designs, as well as exploring the potential for future applications of O-I : EXPRESSIONS that have yet to be realized.

Read more on how this technology and O-I’s design capabilities are helping brands stand out at the link in bio.
#PackagingDesign #CustomDesign #GlassPackaging #CreativeDesign #OIExpressions #Packaging #OICReativeReality
A first for O-I in our Veauche, France, Plant as we introduce state-of-the-art hybrid-flex technology.  This leading-edge innovation establishes flexibility to: 

♻️ replace up to 70% of the conventional fossil-fuel-based energy with electricity. 

♻️ further reduce NOx emissions on top of the effects from the high performing DeNOx system already 	installed on site. 

Read more on this $65M technology investment:  https://ow.ly/feNN50SkN9v
Glass is made from 4 simple ingredients and it’s virtually inert, meaning there’s no risk of harmful chemicals leaching into the food or drink packaged inside. Glass allows wine to age - leaving the taste just as the producer intended and as the consumer expects.
#chooseglass #wine #taste #allnatural #plasticfree
Today marks #WorldFoodSafetyDay. At O-I, we actively contribute to food safety every day and across the world.

It starts with glass, being inert, acting as a natural barrier against bacteria and not leaching chemicals into food and beverages. Glass is also the only packaging material "Generally Recognized As Safe" for food and beverages.

And it continues with our commitment to meet high quality standards. Sixty plants at O-I are certified by high standards (FSSC 22000, BRC) that are recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). The GFSI is a coalition bringing together 44 retailers and manufacturers and an extended food safety community to oversee food safety standards for businesses. With this commitment we contribute to providing access to safe food for people across the world.

#chooseglass #gogreen #sustainability #circulareconomy
Congratulations to @terressecretes for winning the "Best Design & Packaging" award in the #Wine category at @thedrinksbusiness 2024 for their Saint-Véran Révélis cuvée. 

Révélis is a micro-cuvée project from the AOC Saint-Véran, worked on by young winegrowers who wanted to produce a great local wine. The cuvee is a limited-edition of 1800 bottles. 

Saint-Véran Révélis wanted a bottle worthy of the work carried out in the vineyard and in the cellar. They found it in O-I : EXPRESSIONS SIGNATURE, which allowed them to best express the unique character of this southern Burgundy chardonnay.
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