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Borosil Glass Works Ltd. (BGWL) (BSE: 502219[1]) is a glassware company based in Gujarat, India. The company is one of the largest glassware producing companies in India with a significant presence in USA, Netherlands and in India.


Borosil is the market leader for laboratory glassware[2] and microwavable kitchenware in India. It was established in 1962 in collaboration with Corning Glass Works USA.[3] In 1988, Corning divested its share holding to the current Indian promoters.

Indian glass industry[edit]

The net worth of the Indian glass industry is around $2.7 billion. Growth in use of glass is expected in the construction (9%), automotive (19%), consumer goods (10-12%) and pharmaceuticals (12-15%) sectors in next few years. The Indian container glass industry currently estimated to be worth US$1 billion and this sector is expanding with a growth rate of approximately 12%. Borosil is the market leader for laboratory glassware and microwavable kitchenware in India.


The company's products include laboratory glassware, instruments, disposable plastics, liquid handling systems and explosion-proof lighting glassware for the education sector and for industries including microbiology, biotechnology,[4] photoprinting, process systems and lighting.

Green initiatives[edit]

  • Use of rainwater harvesting since 2003.
  • 48% of all the firm's electricity consumption comes from wind energy.
  • Guesthouses and colonies are supplied by water heated using the company’s Borosolar water heating systems.
  • Other energy efficient measures include advanced waste heat recovery systems and solar lighting.
  • A large 9-hole par-36 golf course maintained using the water from rainwater harvesting.
  • Meets Indian and stringent EU pollution norms.


  1. ^ BSE India
  2. ^ "The Global Laboratory Plasticware and Glassware Market to Grow at A CAGR of 5.17 Percent over the Period 2012-2016." Biotech Week. NewsRX. 2013. Retrieved August 27, 2015 from HighBeam Research:
  3. ^ Lee-Wright, Peter (2013). Child Slaves. Routledge. ISBN 9781134067855. 
  4. ^ Saksena, Amita (2006). Text Book of Biochemistry. Discovery Publishing House. p. 94. ISBN 9788183561198. 

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