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Fitness-for-Purpose Assessment

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Providing quality assessment of a wide range of glass products for performance and mechanical strength against specific standards, customer requirements or GTS recommendations.

Depending upon the type of product and its intended use, a range of visual factors and mechanical properties may be assessed and examined, including:

These types of assessment are vital to demonstrate due diligence throughout the supply-chain, even where there are no formal international or geographic standards in place for a particular product.

We provide visual quality assessmentfitness-for-purpose testing and a range of physical and mechanical tests for a whole range of domestic, flat, container, technical, pharmaceutical and scientific glasswares, including:

Annealing Assessment

Our annealing assessment assesses the quality of the annealing process for glass containers, domestic glassware and other glass products, in order to ensure the quality of the end …


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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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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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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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