Pressed Glass

Pressed Glass Manufacturer

Pressed glass

John Moncrieff Ltd are unique in offering a variety of pressed glass making options designed to suit any customer requirements.

The Moncrieff reputation for supplying and manufacturing high quality glass products goes right back to 1865 when the original company was founded. Our customer list, extends from Blue Chip companies such as BP, Shell, and GSK to small companies with a hand full of employees.

Pressed Glass | Products

Some available finishes

Pressed glass is produced by the process of pressing the glass into a mold to give the desired shape. We offer both hand and machine production options allowing production for 100 to 10,000 units.

Our main glass types:


Soda Glass is the most commonly used type for this glass. It us used in the production of glass light shades, bulkheads, hollow vessels, as well as specialist scientific and engineering products.

Soda Glass
  • Great Availability
  • Perfectly clear
  • Ideal for prisms, patterns and other forms that are required in the glass
  • Non-reactive surface
  • Colours
Borosilicate Glass manufacturer


Borosilicate, often referred to by the more popular name: Pyrex. It is the ideal material if the pressed glass product is exposed to heat or chemical attack.

  • Tempering/Toughening
  • Chemical resistant
  • Hand or Machine production
  • Thermal Shock Resistance


Speak to us about our Coloured Glass options

Please send your enquiry


ideally with a sketch and we can advise from there

For more specialized application pleased contact us

Coloured Glass
Quartz Glass manufacturer


Quartz glass benefits from being able to resist temperatures up to 1200°C. It has excellent resistance to chemical attack. The principal application of quartz in a press glass form are sight glasses, panels and prisms.

Vitreous Silica, in all its forms, offers a variety of properties such as:

  • Permeability
  • Extreme Hardness
  • Very Low Coefficient of Thermal Expansion
  • Resistance to High Temperature
  • High Chemical Purity
  • High Corrosion Resistance
  • Extensive Optical Transmission from Ultra-Violet to Infra-Red
  • Excellent Electrical Insulation Qualities


We use opal glass, triplex opal, flashed opal glass for a wide range of pressed glass applications. Opal glass is an excellent diffuser of light so its principal used is the production of pressed glass for lighting applications.

Opal Glass Manufacturer

Moncrieff offer both hand, semi automatic and fully automatic blowing facilities. This makes us perhaps the most versatile pressed glass company. Offering volumes from tens up to tens of thousands of units. All with the assurance of 150 years of experience.


At John Moncrieff Ltd we are equally happy dealing with large PLC as we are smaller concerns, all are treated with the same dedication to quality and customer service.


We invite you to send your enquiries. In the first instance please contact us with a drawing or sketch, outlining the usage conditions and an indication of production volumes.