Initially established in 1927 as Preston Laboratories, AGR is recognized around the globe as the preeminent provider of essential services to both manufacturers and users of glass products.
Expert Fracture Diagnosis techniques applied to glass breakage to identify cause, provide solutions and prevent future breakage.
Evaluation of glass container performance to avoid issues and reduce cost.
State-of-the-art analysis of coatings and inside/outside surface contamination to identify flaws and ensure proper lubricity and label adhesion.
Stress analysis of current or new glass container designs to assure desired performance or to Lightweight.
Achieve an acceptable container for its intended use starting with the creation of a good commercial package from a sketch and specific boundary specifications.
American Glass Research offers a wide range of seminars from introductory to advanced level instruction, and includes topics on: fracture diagnosis, defect identification, effect of design on bottle performance, lightweighting, coating technology, cord and annealing and batch and furnace operations.
Open enrollment and private Glass Training Seminars on a wide range of glass topics to increase workforce knowledge.
Examination and inspection of entire filling line to identify problem locations and to improve performance.
Audit of glass manufacturing facility and recommendations to assure quality glass containers.
Fast, accurate analysis to characterize the purity of all of your batch materials. Awareness of raw material composition and purity is critical to arriving at the desired final glass composition.
Glass analyses to resolve batch upset, meet compositional requirements and evaluate composition changes.
Glass Property Characterization of density, softening point and coefficient of thermal expansion properties. The physical properties of a specific glass composition are critical to the handling and forming of molten glass into the finish product.
Quantitative determination of stress levels resulting from annealing, cord or tempering.