Fitness-for-purpose assessment

Providing quality assessment of a wide range of glass products for performance and mechanical strength against specific standards, customer requirements or Glass Technology Services 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:

  • Design features;
  • Mechanical damage or manufacturing defects, such as inclusions or cord;
  • Pendulum impact strength;
  • Annealing residual stress or toughening assessment;
  • Cased glass assessment;
  • Component interactions, such as glass-metal contact;
  • Thermal shock resistance;
  • Glass thickness and weights.

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 assessment fitness-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:

  • Domestic glassware, including ovenware, casserole dishes, vases, lighting, candle-holders, drinking glasses and decorative items;
  • Trade glassware, including pint glasses, branded and promotional glassware;
  • Container glass, including bottles, jars and flaconnage - please see container industry standards;
  • Flat glass, including annealed, toughened and laminated glass - please also see our services for architectural glass and glazing;
  • Technical and Scientific glassware, including beakers, condensers, burettes and slides;
  • Pharmaceutical glassware, including ampoules, vials, bottles and syringes - please also see our services for the biomedical and pharmaceutical sectors.

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