When there are issues related to glass packaging, you can count on American Glass Research to provide answers. As a filler of glass containers, you may encounter specific problems that other areas of the glass packaging industry may not. American Glass Research has been an integral part in the success of many fillers through breakage reduction efforts.
The following services have been shown to offer the most advantage to fillers of glass containers:
It is critical for fillers 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 correct current problems and prevent future ones.
Rough handling of bottles will significantly decrease the strength of glass and is often the main cause of failures. Therefore, it is important to ensure a smooth running filling line. American Glass Research will inspect your entire filling line operation to identify problem areas and provide recommendations to minimize breakage losses due to rough handling.
Lightweighting is a great way to reduce cost and increase profit. Our design team can determine the lowest acceptable glass weight for a particular design. In addition to improving existing designs, our design team can create an acceptable design using only a simple, conceptual sketch.
The highly developed science of fracture diagnosis involves the examination of broken glass to identify the root cause of the failure. When glass breaks, it will adhere to well-established patterns while providing valuable information as to exactly how, when and why it broke. Fracture diagnosis can reveal the answers to these critical questions.
Glass articles can become contaminated with unwanted foreign materials that are not only unsightly, but can also present concerns over strength loss, product performance, brand image, taste and, in the worst cases, consumer health. With our state-of-the-art equipment and rich experience, American Glass Research can pinpoint and give suggestions on eliminating the source of a contaminant.
Labeling and Decoration
Labeling and decoration processes add beauty, brand recognition, and functionality to a glass article. Any decorative process-be it etching or baking, gluing or curing, dimpling or stippling, embossing or frosting-can lead to various, unique problems. American Glass Research can help by identifying the root cause of problems and recommending solutions.
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.
American Glass Research has recognized the industry's need to identify the presence of polyethylene coatings easily and quickly. Our experts have developed a solution, Poly Test Slurry, which will meet this need for the glass industry.
Filler-specific seminars, along with more general sessions on fracture analysis offer a valuable combination of classroom instruction, demonstrations and hands-on workshops. All of the seminars offerings can be customized to suit the needs and requirements of our clients.
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