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American Glass Research is a full service independent research and testing laboratory with expertise in testing, design analysis, analytical testing, consulting, training, inspection, product liability and auditing for the glass container industry.

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Glass Testing


We serve both glass manufacturers and fillers encompassing food, beverage, tableware, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical industries. 

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Glass Analysis


We are an ISO accredited laboratory. Our services include: Glass Composition, Raw Material and Stone Analysis, plus USP/EP, Heavy Metal, Annealing & Tempering, Coatings and Contamination Testing.

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Glass Training


Open enrollment and private in-person and online Glass Training Seminars on a wide range of glass topics to increase workforce knowledge.

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Can You Break a Glass Using Only a Coin?

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Can You Break a Glass Using Only a Coin?

Can you use a coin to make a bottle explode? Watch our AGR challenge video to find out. To learn about residual annealing stress, annealing cycles, and measuring temper grades in glass containers, visit our Training section for more about our in-person seminar and E-Seminar on Cord & Annealing.

At American Glass Research we offer a number of both in-person and online seminars.

Latest News

AGR Training in Tanzania

Last week (w/o Jun 10) Dr. Brandon Aldinger and Director of Research, Bill Slusser, traveled to East Africa to conduct our “Fracture 1: Testing and Breakage Analysis” training seminar at Kioo Limited, which is located in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. 

Defect of the Month

Stone in glass looks like a flower

Like a dandelion blooming in your yard, this stone in glass is an unwelcome addition to a glass container.