Potters Industries LLC is a leading producer of engineered glass materials serving the highway safety, polymer additive, metal finishing, and conductive particle markets.
Potters produces most of its glass beads by utilizing recycled glass as a starting material.
A major portion of the company’s glass bead production is used for highway safety markings, providing the light-reflective lane markings found on highways around the world. Through its research and technology advancements, Potters has developed a product line that includes impact beads for cleaning and strengthening metals, reinforcing additives for plastics, media for grinding and dispersing, metal-coated particles to provide electromagnetic shielding interference of electronic parts, and beads for friction reduction in oil drilling. Potters also produces borosilicate glass hollow microspheres used as weight reducing fillers in fabricated plastics, automotive body putties, and as extenders in adhesives and coating formulations. Potters hollow spheres are also used as sensitizers in industrial explosives.
Potters worldwide manufacturing and distribution network supplies its customers from 25 strategically located production points – 12 in the U.S. and Canada, two each in the United Kingdom, Australia, France, Japan and one each in Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Poland and Thailand.