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How are glass bottles and jars made?

Hot molten gobs are made from silica-rich sand, cullet (recycled glass), and a mix of calcium carbonate and sodium carbonate. Rocketing through the bottle-making machinery, the fiery balls shoot into molds, forming into different shapes. The resulting glass bottles and jars are then checked, rinsed, filled, capped, pasteurized, and labeled.

Go behind-the-scenes at this bottle factory in England with The Magic of Making, a series of short educational films for kids, created in partnership with BBC Worldwide.

glass bottle factory
glass bottle factory
Watch these next: Marbles, how knives, forks, and spoons are made, and more Magic of Making videos on this site.

Plus, don’t miss The Glass Ribbon Machine and Glas, Bert Haanstra‘s Oscar winning documentary short film (1959).