Morley Glass looks ahead to 2024

With a host of new products launched, multiple award wins, a busy FIT Show and important milestones reached in its pioneering glass recycling initiative, Morley Glass says it has developed strong foundations for a successful 2024.

Over the past 12 months, the company was first to bring a variety of new integral blind products to the UK market which it says has unlocked ‘valuable new market potential’ for installers.

Most notable of these was a new integral blind for flat glass rooflights, a pleated blackout blind with motorised operation encapsulated within a double-glazed unit.

According to Morley, this is already providing installers with an attractive option for homeowners who are looking to complete their new roof glazing installation, particularly where properties are overlooked.

Morley Glass also launched a switchable smart glass product in 2023, designed for windows and doors in high-end residential and commercial projects.

The company also enhanced its Uni-Blinds range of Venetian integral blinds during 2023 with several new contemporary colours including its exclusive black (B160) integral blind, agate grey (S120) and slate grey (S158). And a dual-coloured slat, which is white on the inside and anthracite on the outside, also debuted at the 2023 FIT Show.

This show was a big success for Morley Glass, bolstered by an award-winning marketing campaign that generated the strongest ever footfall to its stand. In August, Morley Glass was recognised for its efforts here by winning the cveted ‘Best Use of Social Media’ award in the FIT Show marketing awards.

The icing on the cake for Morley Glass, however, was winning the ‘Sustainability Initiative of the Year’ award at the G23 Awards – a significant step in raising awareness of post-consumer glass recycling.

Important milestones have been reached over the past 12 months in the recycling scheme in which Morley Glass crushes old, end-of-life IGUs into cullet. The initiative is designed to cut resource and energy use in the glass manufacturing industry, saves installers money on waste disposal and raises money for charities, groups and individuals working on environmental and social improvement projects.

In early 2023, Morley Glass generated its 1,000th tonne of cullet and now that figure is around 1,500 tonnes – a level that means the scheme has cut CO2 emissions in the glass making process by over 1,000 tonnes.