Glasma AB, Emmaboda, Sweden, was founded in 1979 to solve the environmental and quality problems for the Swedish glass industry. Working in cooperation with the Swedish Glass Research Institute, they have developed over 40 formulas for glassworks worldwide. They make the batch for the big boys - Orrefors, KostaBoda, Nybro, etc. Here in the United States, they supply our largest hand-worked glass manufacturer, Simon Pearce, with his special formula.
In 2001, responding to requests from European glass studios, Glasma AB developed a new lead-free pelletized formula specifically designed for studio use. Now over 60 studios and glass schools throughout Europe use the 705 with great satisfaction. From the Swedish master Jan Erik Ritzman to the International Glass Centre in Stourbridge UK, Glasma 705 has become the batch of choice for northern European studio glassmakers.