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.
5. Reflections on 1966
Workers with Pyrex glass tubes in a scene from 1966.
6. On the production line
A photo from 1981. Does it bring back memories?
7. Shaping up in 1952
A worker welds a glass tube on a lathe in the Pallion factory of James A Jobling and Co in 1952.
8. Skills on show in the 1950s
Glass blowing pictured in 1957.