Glass containers are made from materials that include sand, soda ash, limestone and cullet.

Furnace-ready recycled glass, also known as cullet, is used the production of new glass containers. Cullet offers many advantages over other raw materials used in container manufacturing. Strategic Materials provides the highest quality cullet available on the market.

Why should you use glass cullet from Strategic Materials?

Strategic Materials production processes utilize different types of equipment in series to process the various types of inbound material to meet and exceed our customer specifications. We use the latest technology to produce the highest quality cullet and our continuous improvement initiatives ensure we don’t rest on our laurels. When you work with Strategic Materials, you also benefit from our nationwide network that brings materials closer to you.

  • Crushers and screens are used to size the material to a course 5/8” size, which is the standard size used in the container industry. 
  • Optical sorters are used to separate the various glass colors from each other (clear glass from brown from green) and sorters are also used to separate ceramic and stone contamination from good glass. Additional machines in mathematical sequence work to polish the product to the desired specification.
  • Magnets of all types and vacuum systems are used to further clean up the glass stream by removing ferrous and non-ferrous metals and light material (paper & organics) from heavier glass fragments.


Companies benefitting from Strategic Materials recycled glass