The Do's and Don'ts of Lightweighting

Have you ever been tasked with figuring out how to reduce the glass weight of your containers, and you didn’t know where to start? If so, we hope you will attend our new webinar, “Do's and Don'ts of Lightweighting”

American Glass Research (AGR) has been conducting glass container seminars for over 80 years. With budgets and travel still restricted, AGR has constructed a brand-new webinar to introduce the fundamental concepts of lightweighting to employees of glass manufacturers, fillers, and distributors.

Through one hour of instruction, we will reveal how and why lightweighting can be good for your revenue.  We'll also reveal the best practices to take to guarantee a successful lightweighting of your glass container. Moreover, we will review everything to avoid when lightweighting to reduce mistakes and issues.

This webinar is a presentation consisting of  a 1-hour session, and is conducted by Bill Slusser, Director of Research, and Dr. Brandon Aldinger. 

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Lightweighting Webinar Contents

Lightweighting your glass containers can be very beneficial. We will cover a variety of do's and don'ts when lightweighting to help achieve your goals.

  • Lightweighting can significantly increase your revenue, we'll show you how

  • We'll reveal good practices and steps to take when it comes to lightweighting

  • We'll cover what to avoid that could hinder your ability to lightweight


AGR Director of Research

Bill Slusser

Bill has been with American Glass Research since 1998 following 8 years as a Research Engineer with Harbison-Walker Refractories. His principle areas of responsibility include operational management of the testing laboratory. This includes project scheduling, laboratory equipment and workforce performance and coordination of customer communications. In addition, his background includes expertise in qualification and proof-of-design testing projects as well as fracture diagnosis. He is a principal instructor for the fracture seminars, design seminars and pharmaceutical seminars. He has been issued a U.S. Patent and he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Ceramic Engineering from Alfred University.

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Let's begin your journey in understanding glass container lightweighting.

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