American Glass Research opens new testing laboratory in Delft, Netherlands

AGR’s new European testing laboratory in Delft, Netherlands is now open to serve the glass manufacturing and beverage filling industries. At this moment, all modern analysis and testing equipment has been installed and is ready for use.


Recently meeting with local officials were:

  • Henry Dimmick, Jr., CEO Agr International
  • Bill Slusser, AGR Director of Research
  • Peter de Haan, Senior Scientist/Manager of the Delft Office.

City Council Member, Ferrie Förster, and Sr. Advisor Economy – Business Relations for the city of Delft, Remko van Eldik, were provided a tour of the laboratory and demonstrations of various testing equipment utilized for diagnosis, testing and analysis.


AGR Europe will have the ability to conduct a wide range of testing services including:



  • Performance testing of glass packaging
  • Fracture Diagnosis
  • Proof-of-Design testing
  • Dimensional evaluation
  • Analysis of label, decoration and closure issues
  • Evaluation of coating performance
  • Audit of glass plant operations
  • Filling line audits
  • Glass technical consultancy
  • Training and seminars

Additionally, the staff will organize and conduct Training Seminars to be held in Munich, Germany; Krakow, Poland and Montecchio, Italy. On-site consultancy including filling line and glass plant audits can also be handled by the Delft staff.

The office will be led by Senior Scientist Peter de Haan along with Jennifer Hu-a-ng and staffed with two lab technicians Laura van der Harg and Samantha Beijersbergen van Henegouwen.  Jennifer will principally be responsible for office management.

The full resources of the AGR North American offices are also available for material analysis, glass quality and complete container design and development.

AGR has also developed and launched a new Dutch language version of the website to support the testing lab which details all of AGR’s services and training seminars. Click HERE to visit this new website.