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Visual Quality Assessment

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Visual quality assessment is provided for a full range of glass products, including domestic glassware.Examination to identify design features, visible defects or imperfections within/on the glass and mechanical damage that might affect performance during use. 

Visual quality assessments are performed on a wide range of glass products and, depending on the type of product, assess a variety of different process and product-specific features and includes consideration of design features.

Our services include assessment of high value packaging for prestige beauty and fragrances, as well as typical bottles, jars, glass in furniture, candle holders, hurricane lamps and much more.Examples of features that would be identified and may affect glass strength include:

  • Bubbles, blisters;
  • Inclusions;
  • Stress raising cord;
  • Scratches, chips and damage;
  • Forming issues, such as splits and checks;
  • Component interaction, such as metal-glass contact;
  • Strength reducing design features.

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:

  • 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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