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Glass has increasingly become a critical, and desirable, material for a wide range of applications across vehicle manufacture – including the obvious - windscreens, windows, lamps and lenses – and the less well-known – light-weight fibres for structure and reinforcement, critical safety components and within sensors and electronic systems. While technical glasses continue to push the boundaries of material science, even the traditional windscreen has become ‘smart’ and can include a whole myriad of intelligent sensors or even be used as a display screen or heads-up-display (HUD).

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…

Composition Analysis

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

Toughening Assessment

Visual examination of stress pattern using polarised light along with scratch and fragmentation testing to determine the effectiveness of the heat strengthening process.


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…

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 …

Optical and Thermal Properties

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

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…


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…


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.

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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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