German Environment Ministry Invests in Sustainable Glass Production

February 2022

The Gerresheimer company in the town of Lohr am Main is receiving EUR 9.9 million in public support for a new pilot glass-making procedure for the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries. The money is part of an innovation program of the Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection.

The core of the project is a novel melting tank that runs on a higher percentage of electricity, which will be produced renewably. Gerresheimer will also equip its production lines with an innovative steering system. The new procedures will significantly reduce both CO2 emissions and the amount of raw materials needed.

The project is part of the company’s sustainability strategy formulated in the spring of 2021.

“For us, sustainable thinking and action means to examine the long-term effects of our business activity,” said Gerresheimer Chairman Dietmar Siemssen in a statement, “Sustainability will be a major pillar of our corporate strategy and an important driver of innovation and growth.”

The Gerresheimer plant in Lohr am Main © Gerresheimer