Defining Glass Quality Since 1927

American Glass Research has been the preeminent provider of essential services to both manufacturers and users of glass products.

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We are here to answer all your questions about glass packaging

American Glass Research has over 90 years in experience with glass container design, testing, and technology.

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Color Atlas Books

Books on Container defects and stones

The new Color Atlas of Glass Container Defects from AGR is a photographic guidebook for manufacturers, fillers, and trade suppliers that can help to quickly identify and resolve defect problems. This volume delivers a common lexicon for understanding defects that often go by several names in different industry sectors. With over 450 original photographs on 154 pages, the atlas is hardbound on high-quality photo paper and provides detailed descriptions of 65 defects that occur in container glass. Appendices include diagrams of the parts of glass containers as well as a glossary of glass defect terminology.