An introduction to glass packaging

The course introduces glass production, properties, defects, failures, decoration and appropriate specifications. It provides a basic understanding of the diverse properties and uses of glass as a material with respect to relevant product lines – including a background to glass manufacture and history, the properties of glass and appropriate treatments, glass failure and testing, defects and appropriate design and control to achieve optimum product suitability and performance. 

The programme will be interactive with a mix of theoretical and practical sessions. Questions are invited throughout the course. 

This course is available to individual organisations, associations and consortiums – please enquire if you would like a course for your own company or team. 

  

What you will learn about: 

  • What is glass? 

  • A brief history of glass manufacturing 

  • Glass properties 

  • Composition and melting of glass 

  • Colouring and decoration of glass 

  • Annealed and toughened, or tempered glass 

  • Forming, pouring and casting of glass 

  • Sustainability and recyclability 

  • Glass strength, handling, defects and failure. 

Meet the glass experts:

Dr Nick Kirk

Dr Nick Kirk

Technical Director
Nick is a glass expert with decades of experience in all aspects of sustainability, glass production, and product design across the global glass supply chain. Read More

Areas of expertise:

Glass production Sustainability and recycling Product design
Daniel Capon

Daniel Capon

Technical Manager
Daniel is a specialist in glass analysis and focuses on XRF and SEM. He has worked in the glass industry since 1999 and overseas our glass properties and environmental departments. Read More
Martyn Marshall

Martyn Marshall

Melting and R&D Lead
Martyn has over 30 years’ experience in the design, development and production of silicate and non-silicate glasses for both commercial and scientific use, working globally with glassmakers. Read More
Chris Holcroft

Chris Holcroft

Principal Technologist
Chris joined Glass Technology Services in 2005 and has expertise in environmental process improvement, resource efficiency, recycling and circular economy. He is also involved with the development, manufacture, and practical applications of novel glass products. Read More

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