Baghouse Filtration System and Production Update | News Releases

Baghouse Filtration System and Production Update

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FOR RELEASE September 13, 2016—Last February, Bullseye Glass learned about concerns related to potential emissions from our factory. We took swift and immediate action: voluntarily suspending the use of certain materials and working with experts to help us find the most effective technological solution for filtering our furnaces. We share our customers’ and the public’s interest in air quality and support stronger environmental standards for our industry.

Here are the actions we have taken: In March, we began the process of designing and installing 99% efficient baghouse filtration systems, beginning with a pilot baghouse on one furnace in April. In early July, we received components and began installation of a state-of-the-art, dual-control baghouse on eleven furnaces for safely producing glasses that may contain chromium, cadmium, nickel, lead, manganese, and arsenic. We completed installation at the end of August. This system is now up and running. (See image above.)

We have started installing a third baghouse that will allow the system to cover an additional seven furnaces. This proactive investment will ensure that emissions are controlled and will allow us to continue to make a beautiful palette of colored glass into the future.

At this point, we have resumed production of 80% of our product line. We hope to resume making glasses that contain chromium (primarily greens) in early 2017, once we have completed additional testing and received DEQ approval. See below for styles that will remain suspended through early 2017. Meanwhile, we have formulated four new chromium-free transparent green styles, and will continue to formulate new green glasses that are not dependent on chromium.

We are working to ensure compliance with the new regulations. By remaining focused on the task at hand, we plan to make our full product line available as soon as possible. We sincerely thank all of our customers for your patience and support over these last six months. With your continued support, we will accomplish these goals.

With gratitude,
The Team at Bullseye Glass

Styles suspended from production through early 2017

(Some of these are still in stock and when not they may be available as half sheets, thins, irids or curious.)

  • 0101 Stiff Black
  • 0108 Powder Blue
  • 0112 Mint Green
  • 0117 Mineral Green
  • 0119 Mink
  • 0126 Spring Green
  • 0131 Artichoke
  • 0132 Driftwood Gray
  • 0141 Dark Forest Green
  • 0144 Teal Green
  • 0145 Jade Green
  • 0148 Indigo Blue
  • 0206 Elephant Gray
  • 0207 Celadon Green
  • 0208 Dusty Blue
  • 0212 Olive Green
  • 0227 Golden Green
  • 0241 Moss Green
  • 0312 Pea Pod Green
  • 1107 Light Green
  • 1108 Aquamarine Blue
  • 1112 Aventurine Green
  • 1118 Midnight Blue
  • 1126 Chartreuse Green
  • 1140 Aventurine Blue
  • 1141 Olive Green
  • 1145 Kelly Green
  • 1207 Fern Green
  • 1241 Pine Green
  • 1406 Steel Blue
  • 1408 Light Aquamarine Blue
  • 1412 Light Aventurine Green
  • 1417 Emerald Green
  • 1419 Tan
  • 1426 Spring Green
  • 1444 Sea Blue
  • 1449 Oregon Gray
  • 1806 Juniper Blue Tint
  • 1807 Grass Green Tint
  • 1818 Indigo Tint
  • 1826 Green Tea Tint
  • 1829 Gray Tint
  • 1841 Spruce Green Tint
  • 1844 Lavender Green Shift Tint
  • 1877 Olivine Tint
  • 1977 Pine Green Tint
  • 2026 Clear, Spring Green Opal
  • 2100 Clear, Black Opal
  • 2107 White, Light Green
  • 2108 Powder Blue Opal, Marine Blue
  • 2112 Mint Opal, Deep Forest Green
  • 2121 Yellow Opal, Deep Forest Green
  • 2140 Aventurine Blue, Clear
  • 2212 Olive Green Opal, Forest Green
  • 2941 Warm White, Pine Green Cascade
  • 3026 Cranberry Pink, Royal Blue, Spring Green, White
  • 3045 Azure Blue, Jade Green Opal, Neo- Lavender
  • 3086 White, Turquoise Blue, Midnight Blue
  • 3100 Clear, Black, White
  • 3123 White, Orange Opal, Deep Forest Green
  • 3126 Cranberry Pink, Royal Blue, Spring Green
  • 3203 Woodland Brown, Black, Driftwood Gray
  • 3212 Olive Green Opal, Forest Green, Deep Brown
  • 3345 Cranberry Pink, Emerald Green, White
  • 3501 White, Deep Forest Green, Carmel Opal
  • 4010 Spring: Blue, Green, Aqua and Pink on White
  • 4014 Spring Green and Deep Pink on White
  • 4100 Black Streamers on Clear
  • 4110 Spring: Blue, Green, Aqua and Pink on Clear
  • 4112 Summer: Green and Yellow on Clear
  • 4114 Spring Green, Deep Pink on Clear
  • 4116 Light Pink, Green and White on Clear
  • 4117 Green and White on Clear
  • 4128 Deep Pink, Plum, Spring Green, Aqua, with Pink Streamers on Clear
  • 4136 Black with Black Streamers on Clear
  • 4152 Forest Green Streamers
  • 4171 Black and White Streamers
  • 4200 Black frit, Black Streamers
  • 4212 Dark Green, Spring Green, Yellow Frit, Spring Green Streamers
  • 4217 Dark Green, Jade Green Frit, Dark Green Streamers
  • 4218 Gray and Black Frit, White Streamers
  • 4400 Black Chopstix on Clear

For related updates, see our Environmental Information page.