American Glass Research 服务

该服务由 Agr International 的附属机构  American Glass Research 提供,从玻璃生产商到终端用户的许多市场段都已从该服务中受益。我们主要为玻璃包装行业提供服务,涉及食品、饮料、餐具、化妆品和制药业。此外,我们的专业技术还可用于评估回火器具、炊具和蜡烛容器。我们不断扩展的能力也已经给平板玻璃、汽车玻璃、特种玻璃甚至陶瓷/白色陶瓷市场中的客户带来了价值。

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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