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Glass Manufacturing

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We have an established history and reputation for providing support throughout glass manufacturing sectors - originally launched by the sector as the British Glass Industry Research Association (BGIRA) within the University of Sheffield. Since that time our name has changed several times, but our primary goal of providing solutions, services and to further research and development of the material glass remains as important as ever.

Composition Analysis

A range of compositional analyses are available for a range of materials, glass samples, defects, inclusions, refractories, dusts and other materials.

Defects and Contamination

Analysis of solid, gaseous, contamination, forming and other defects, including stone, cord, bubbles, blisters, foreign materials, bloom and delamination.

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…

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…

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…

Glass Property Measurement

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

Physical and Mechanical

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

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 …

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…

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…

Optical and Thermal Properties

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



Our involvement across Glass Manufacturing

From the verification of raw materials and feedstock, development of new glass compositions, analysis of glass composition and defects, the investigation of forming issues, coatings development and assessment, - to the validation of product standards, regulatory requirements and performance testing of products, we hold the specialist knowledge in glass, equipment and capabilities to assist with a whole range of manufacturing and processing issues.

Many of our leading technical experts came from within the glass manufacturing sector and as such have extensive knowledge of the various processes involved - from batch preparation, melting and homogenisation, through forming, processing and quality assurance, end-use and fitness-for-purpose assessments through to failure and foreign body analyses in the downstream supply-chain.

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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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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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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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Cased-Glass - Thermal Expansion

Cased-Glass - Thermal Expansion

A customer producing articles manufactured from two different glasses fused together ('cased glass') discovered that, during production, many...

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