Fact No. 186. (Published on 7/21/2005)


Broken glass pieces. Cullet can be melted in a glass blower's furnace (with or without the addition of glass batch) and can be used for casting in a kiln. Cullet is sometimes referred to as "nugget".

Cullet is used to describe both "new" glass produced in the cullet format as well as broken "used" glass being reclaimed in a recycling process.

The word cullet is a variant of the 19th century collet - glass left at the end of a blow pipe or punty.

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