Architecture & glazing leadership and expertise

With our UKAS accredited ISO/IEC 17025 testing facility, on-site laboratories and years of expertise, we’re the ideal partner for anyone operating in the architecture and glazing sector.

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Architecture & glazing services

Glass failure analysis

Glass failure analysis

When architectural glass breaks, the cause is often unclear. Product failure can result in disputes between manufacturers and other parties, including the end user. We can help you determine whether the glass was damaged, or whether a product defect was to blame.

We undertake a comprehensive analysis of the evidence we gather and create a detailed report. It might be necessary to complete laboratory analysis, involving on-site inspection and the removal of failure origin glass pieces.

Our report will confirm why the failure occurred and, where appropriate, what measures can be taken to prevent it from happening again. As well as specialist expertise, we guarantee independence, confidentiality, speed and flexibility.

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R&D and innovation

We have unrivalled glass expertise across a broad range of sectors and can help you develop and optimise your scientific glass applications.

Training and webinars

Our in-house and external training courses teach organisations about various areas of glass production, such as packaging, analysis, and performance.


Our technical experts can provide you with market advantage, knowledge and technical input to processes or products, or develop entirely new and innovative glass formulations, uses or treatments.

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