Ciner Glass Belgium a subsidiary of Ciner Glass, is to establish a glass packaging factory in Lommel.

The production capacity will be 500kt/year of glass packaging and the site will employ 400 to 500 people.

Sand extracted in the region will be used as raw material for glass packaging.

Quartz sand producer Sibelco is located approximately 14km from the new factory to be established, while recycled glass will also be another raw material used in the manufacturing process.