But what are your memories of Pyrex which was a part of Wearside life until its closure in 2007?
Did you work there? Here are a few reminders of the factory in scenes from the 1950s onwards and we are hoping they bring back plenty of happy memories.
Take a look at our selection of 10 Pyrex pictures and then share your own memories.
1. The team in 2007
Workers from the Arc Pyrex works team pictured in 2007. Is there someone you know in this photo?
2. A glowing tribute to Pyrex
This scene of glass production was taken at the works in 2007.
3. Back to the 80s
A 1981 factory view but can you spot someone you know?
4. Hard at work in 1975
Back to 1975 when the consumer division of the company then known as James A Jobling and Co was awarded the Queen's Award to Industry. But were you in this picture?