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The food and drink sectors are one of the largest consumers (by volume) of manufactured glass products and almost all of these products are intended for the domestic consumer. As such, this is one of the sectors most concerned with product quality, contamination and failure - with chemical compliance, fitness-for-purpose and food contact requirements being paramount.

Failure Analysis

Determining the true cause of failure can help to eliminate future problems and resolve disputes, whether between manufacturer and supplier, or when the end user has experienced glass f…

Foreign Bodies and Fragments

Identification of the likely source of foreign bodies, contamination or fragments found within a product, or for comparative analysis (e.g. forensic evidence), through a range of analyt…

Line and Process Auditing

On-site auditing of lines, and manufacturer and supplier processes.

Analysis

We provide expert analysis, testing and consultancy - conducted by our dedicated team of scientists who have expertise in glass manufacture, processing, material sciences, chemistry, ph…

Quality Assessment

The quality and performance of a product once in market is a reflection of the brand, and suppliers, identity - should that product not be fit-for-purpose, cause injury, or not perform …

Optical and Thermal Properties

Analysis of radiation properties, including optical and thermal emissivity, transmissivity, reflectivity and absorptivity.

Physical and Mechanical

Physical and mechanical testing for impact, thermal shock, internal pressure, vertical load, microwave, dishwasher and other requirements.

Technical Consultancy

Our technical experts provide support throughout the glass supply chain - providing clients with market advantage, knowledge and technical input to improve their manufacture, processing…

Training

In-house and hosted training courses to organisations throughout the glass-supply chain - whether it be for those working within glass production, those sourcing packaging for their own…

Research, Innovation, Developm…

We are a key partner in a number of international consortium projects including the development of bio-compatible and bio-soluble glasses, glass coatings for various medical application…

Glass Property Measurement

Determination of a wide range of glass properties, including thermo-physical, optical and melting properties.

Environmental

MCERTs stack emissions monitoring, workplace monitoring and consultancy for climate change, energy, waste and environmental management systems, we have an established track record of en…



Our involvement across the food and drinks sectors

Our specialist knowledge in glass, equipment and capabilities allow us to provide a comprehensive range of services to help ensure that the quality and performance credentials of glass primary packaging and that food contact materials meet all applicable regulatory and regional standards.

Working with designers at the pre-prototype stage, our experts help ensure that the performance of a product, and the requirements laid down by regulations and standards are met, while still allowing true innovation in the creation of the aspirational and unique designs that brands rightly demand in order to make their product stand out from the crowd and get noticed by the target consumer – or to serve novel or special applications.

In the rare situation that a glass product does fail in the marketplace, or a foreign body is a thought to be found within a product, then we also provide analytical and investigative services - available on urgent turnaround - to enable our clients to make informed decisions as to the validity of such complaints and the suitable action to be taken should an issue be confirmed. Expert witness support is also available should a scenario escalate to legal action.

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Case Studies & Projects

Failure Analysis - Wine Bottle

Failure Analysis - Wine Bottle

The remains of a broken wine bottle were received by Glass Technology Services Ltd and the customer, a prominent UK brand, requested to know the reason...

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Foreign Bodies found within Drinks Bottles

Foreign Bodies found within Drinks Bottles

A number of glass fragments had been reported to be present within two bottles; the brand owner had checked the densities of the fragments and bottles...

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Failure Investigation - Cafetiere (French Press)

Failure Investigation - Cafetiere (French Pre...

A well-known cookware brand received a customer complaint that a glass cafetiere ('French Press') "exploded" whilst full of hot liquid...

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Quality Assessment - Retail

Quality Assessment - Retail

A high street name requested routine quality assessment of a new product line, as a case of due diligence. How did GTS help? During the quality assessment,...

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Foreign Body Analysis - Cosmetics and Beauty

Foreign Body Analysis - Cosmetics and Beauty

A salon brand received a serious injury complaint from a consumer where it was reported that glass had been found within an anti-aging cream. Concerned...

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