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Two Legacy White Papers made available

As we close our 90th Anniversary Commemoration we want to share with you two of our Legacy White Papers. These two white papers cover the topics of the effect of coatings on closure rusting and the effect that caustic wash solutions have on hot end coatings that are applied to refillable containers.  We hope these will enhance your understanding of coatings and how they can affect the performance of glass containers. They are entitled “How Tin oxide Coatings Affect Closure Rusting”,  written by Gary L. Smay and published in Glass Worldwide in 2011, and “Effect of Alkaline Solutions on Tin oxide Coated Glass Surfaces”,  written by G.L. Smay and J.S. Wasylyk, and published in Glass Technology in 1981. We hope you enjoy them and they help start your New Year off right. To download these two and to view all of our White Papers visit our White Paper Library.

New European Testing Lab begins operations

AGR’s new European testing laboratory in Delft, Netherlands is now open to serve the glass manufacturing and beverage filling industries. At this moment, all modern analysis and testing equipment has been installed and is ready for use.

To learn more about this new testing lab, read the just released News Alert by clicking HERE.

AGR demonstrates how millions can be saved with the right weighted bottle

At the recent drinktec trade show in Munich, Germany, Bill Slusser, AGR Director of Research, conducted a free Impact Seminar on understanding and establishing impact criteria for filling lines. The highlight of the seminar was an illustration that indicated that utilizing actual impact values obtained through a filling line audit, has the potential to produce annual cost savings in the millions when properly applied to a Lightweighting campaign. Want to learn more? Read the AGR’s Q4 e-Newsletter that was just distributed today.

Advanced Fracture Diagnosis

Last week AGR conducted the final F2: Advanced Fracture Diagnosis Training Seminar of the year on our Butler, PA campus. This four day seminar teaches participants the fracture diagnosis techniques required to solve complex glass breakage and other performance related problems.  The Seminar provides a basic review of concepts and then extends into more complex areas including hands-on workshop sessions that provide experience in solving actual breakage problems. The next F2 seminar will be offered in Munich, Germany March 6-9, 2018.  Click HERE to learn more or to register.