Owens-Illinois, Inc. : O-I Partners with University of Toledo to Advance R&D

 Owens-Illinois, Inc. : O-I Partners with University of Toledo to Advance R&D


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   UT to offer state-of-the-art equipment and graduate student support for
                   innovative glass manufacturing research

Perrysburg, Ohio (February 22, 2013) - Owens-Illinois Inc. (NYSE: OI)
announces that it has signed a three-year agreement with the University of
Toledo College of Engineering, Chemical & Environmental Engineering
Department, to support research at O-I's new R&D Innovation Center.

Scheduled to be completed by the fall of 2013, the R&D Innovation Center will
produce sample glass containers using new manufacturing technologies and
product designs being tested by the company. "We are excited about the
opportunity to use UT's state-of-the-art equipment to help us advance our
understanding of basic principles," said Dr. Kimberly Houchens, vice president
of R&D for O-I. "Our scientists will benefit from the help of UT graduate
students, who will leverage the university's extensive laboratory

UT's College of Engineering, Chemical & Environmental Engineering Department
has considerable experience developing and characterizing other types of
sustainable materials. "This partnership with O-I will give us an opportunity
to expand our efforts and add glass to our materials experience, giving our
students new opportunities to learn and grow," said Dr. Maria Coleman,
professor and co-director of UT's Institute for Sustainable Engineering

The agreement covers salary and fees for graduate research assistants to
partner with O-I scientists and engineers. The budget also covers the purchase
of newly available equipment specific to characterize glass, and fees to use
UT's existing equipment, including x-ray diffraction and scanning electron
microscopy instruments.


About O-I
Owens-Illinois, Inc. (NYSE: OI) is the world's largest glass container
manufacturer and preferred partner for many of the world's leading food and
beverage brands. With revenues of $7.0 billion in 2012, the Company is
headquartered in Perrysburg, Ohio, USA, and employs approximately 22,500
people at 79 plants in 21 countries. O-I delivers safe, sustainable, pure,
iconic, brand-building glass packaging to a growing global marketplace. O-I's
Glass Is Life(TM) movement promotes the widespread benefits of glass packaging
in key markets around the globe. For more information, visit www.o-i.com or


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