American Glass Research Services

Die Leistungen von American Glass Research, ein Zweigbetrieb von Agr International, wird von zahlreichen Marktsegmenten von Glasherstellern bis hin zu Endverbrauchern genutzt. Hauptsächlich arbeiten wir für die Behälterglasindustrie, darunter im Bereich Nahrungsmittel, Getränke, Tafelware, Kosmetika und pharmazeutische Produkte. Darüber hinaus helfen wir mit unserer Erfahrung bei der Bewertung von getemperter Ware, Küchengeschirr und Kerzenhalter. Unsere immer weiter expandierenden Fähigkeiten haben sich auch als wertvoll für Kunden im Bereich Flachglas, Automobilverglasungen, Spezialglas und sogar bei Keramik/Porzellanware erwiesen.

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Consulting & Training (Butler, PA)

Training Seminars – topics include fracture diagnosis, defect identification, bottle design, coating technology, cord and annealing and batch and furnace operations

Production Line Audits – on-site visit to the glass manufacturing facility to assure quality production

Filling Line Audits – evaluation using an impact sensor to identify severe filling line handling

Container Design – use of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to evaluate stresses generated in the container under anticipated loads

Performance Testing – development of tailored test strategies with goals ranging from quality evaluations to problem solving

Glass Quality – evaluation of stone, cord, glass color and composition

Annealing & Tempering – analysis of residual permanent stresses from annealing or glass strengthening processes

Fracture Diagnosis – root cause analysis of breakage to assess the severity of the fracture origin (flaw) versus load type and magnitude

Coatings – evaluation of hot end (tin oxide) and cold end (polyethylene, AP5) coatings

Labeling & Decorating – evaluation of embossing, applying a ceramic label (ACL), frosting and laser coding

Closure Problems – evaluation of capping, torque removal, cork extraction and rusting issues

Tableware Issues – flaw identification and performance testing, including impact and thermal shock

Product Liability – sample examination, testing and duplication of breakage, expert courtroom witness

Analytical (Maumee, OH)

Raw Material Composition – analysis to characterize all batch materials, including electrostatic precipitator dusts and cullets

Glass Composition – accurate and rapid glass analyses to resolve batch upset, meet compositional requirements, evaluate changes or meet customer requirements

Glass Physical Properties – testing which characterizes the properties of glass density, softening point and coefficient of thermal expansion

Heavy Metal Testing – testing for lead, cadmium and chromium (VI); complete container basis, ASTM C927-Lip and Rim testing; ASTM C-738 for food contact items; NIOSH 9100 Wipe Test

Contamination – testing for strength loss, foaming, labeling issues, packaging contamination and weathering

USP/EP Testing – testing of powdered glass, water attack at 121°C, arsenic, light transmission or soluble alkali