White Papers

We are pleased to provide this section on our website concerning the history of important key principles dealing with various aspects of glass container technology. These papers have been selected from our archives of published papers from Preston Laboratories as well as other papers from scientists from that era. These papers will provide background information dealing with the fundamental understanding of glass strength, static fatigue, container testing, etc.  We hope you enjoy these papers and that they will enrich your understanding of these principles.

Effect of coatings on adhesion of labels to glass containers
Gary L Smay
Glass Worldwide | Volume 69 | Number January/February | 2017
FEA performance comparisons of NNPB and BB refillable bottles
Dr. Wenke Hu, William G. Slusser and Gary Smay
Glass Worldwide | Volume 68 | Number November/December | 2016
FEA Studies of Impact Loads on NNPB Refillable Bottles
Dr. Wenke Hu, William G. Slusser and Gary Smay
Glass Worldwide | Volume 62 | Number July/August | 2016
Filling line impact measurement
William G. Slusser and Steven W. Spence
Glass Worldwide | Volume 62 | Number November/December | 2015
Using NNPB forming technology for refillable beer bottles
Dr Wenke Hu, William Slusser, Peter de Haan and Gary Smay
Glass Worldwide | Volume 60 | Number July/August | 2015
On the Static Fatigue Limit for Soda-Lime-Silica Glass
M. W. Davis, J. S. Wasylyk and Russell D. Southwick
Glastechnische Berichte | Volume 56 | Number 5 | 1983
The Strength of Inorganic Glasses
Dr. Richard Mould
Fundamental Phenomena in the Material Sciences | Volume 4 | Number 1 | 1967
Strength and Static Fatigue of Glass under Controlled Conditions: Part 4 Effect of Surrounding Medium
Dr. Richard Mould
The Journal of the American Ceramic Society | Volume 44 | Number 10 | 1961
Strength and Static Fatigue of Glass under Controlled Conditions: Part 3 Aging of Fresh Abrasions
Dr. Richard Mould
The Journal of the American Ceramic Society | Volume 43 | Number 3 | 1960
Strength and Static Fatigue of Glass und Controlled Conditions: Part 2 Effect of Various Abrasions and the Universal Fatigue Curve
Dr. Richard Mould adn Russell Southwick
The Journal of the American Ceramic Society | Volume 42 | Number 12 | 1959
Strength and Static Fatigue of Glass under Controlled Conditions: Part 1 General Concepts and Apparatus
Dr. Richard Mould and Russell Southwick
The Journal of the American Ceramic Society | Volume 42 | Number 11 | 1959
Words of Famous Men and the Work of The Preston Laboratories
F. W. Preston
News and Reviews of Glass Technology | Volume 33 | Number 1 | 1949
Rehearsal For Doomsday
Frank W. Preston
The Glass Industry | Volume 27 | Number July | 1946
The Warfare Of The Gods
F. W. Preston
The Glass Industry | Volume 27 | Number September | 1946
The Floor of Heaven: The Definition of Glass
F. W. Preston
The Glass Industry | Volume 25 | Number 2 | 1944
Research in Glass is Horizontal at Preston Laboratories
Cyril B. Delgado
The Glass Industry | Volume 25 | Number 1 | 1944
Scratching of Glass by Metals
L. G. Ghering and J.C. Turnbull
Bulletin of The American Ceramic Society | Volume 19 | Number 8 | 1940
Bottle Breakage - Causes and Types of Fractures
F. W. Preston
Bulletin of the American Ceramic Society | Volume 18 | Number 2 | 1939
10,053 Miles to Melbourne
F. E. Bardrof
The Glass Industry | Volume 19 | Number 8 | 1938
The Time Factor in Testing Glassware
F. W. Preston
The Journal of the American Ceramic Society | Volume 18 | Number 7 | 1935
Glass is a Lobster
F. W. Preston
The Glass Industry | Volume 14 | Number 6 | 1933
Discussion on The Strength of Glass Containing Cracks
Dr. F. W. Preston
The Society of Glass Technology | Volume 14 | Number 3 | 1930