Manufacturing glass articles requires the ability to balance quality control and productivity. American Glass Research has assisted countless glass manufacturers in their pursuit of continually improving quality, while often providing the added benefit of cost reductions. With services ranging from the cost-effective evaluation of a design prior to mold construction to the diagnosis of a fractured item from a consumer, glass manufacturers have long considered American Glass Research a trusted partner capable of assisting throughout the life cycle of a glass package. If you are experiencing difficulties with your glass articles or are interested in avoiding many of those same difficulties, we invite you to discuss your issues with one of our experts.
The following services have been shown to offer the most advantage to our clients in the glass manufacturing industry:
Quality control is an essential part of glass manufacturing to predict and certify the performance of a container before costly problems occur. Our experts will work with you to determine the appropriate test protocol to prevent future problems and to correct current issues.
Lightweighting is a great way to reduce cost and increase profit. However, it is important to know the amount and locations that glass can be removed from the article without compromising performance. Our design team can determine the lowest acceptable glass weight for a particular design.
If you are experiencing breakage anywhere along the manufacturing process, the first obstacle is to define the problem. Our fracture experts can identify how, when, and why it broke following a thorough examination of the item.
Batch and melting related issues are generally categorized as glass quality problems. Stone identification, cord stress, density, durability evaluations, glass color and transmission issues, are all areas that AGR can provide solutions.
Internal contamination of the product caused by coating, particulates, or packaging can lead to poor product appearance and concerns with taste or health effects.
Labeling and Decoration
Applying decorations such as applied ceramic labels (ACL) requires a close match in expansion characteristics between the base glass and the ceramic material. Large differences in this aspect can substantially weaken a container. Using stress measurement techniques this problem can be diagnosed efficiently.
Troubles with closures can result in breakage problems or consumer complaints due to high removal torques. American Glass Research can determine if problems are due to coatings, finish dimensions, misuse, or the closure itself.
This product enables you to quickly identify an undesirable presence of polyethylene cold end coatings in the finish region of a bottle.
Training seminars are offered both as open registration sessions and as private sessions scheduled for individual companies.
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