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  • This seminar provides a complete explanation of the role of surface coatings in the maintenance of glass surface strength, their application in both the hot end and the cold end as well as solutions to the problems associated with the use of coatings.  In addition, the participant will be instructed in desired coating thickness levels and the techniques required to measure these thickness.

    Nov. 13, 2018 to Nov. 14, 2018
    Butler, PA, USA
  • Participants will learn key design principles necessary to achieve acceptable bottle performance. Skills are taught that can be used to evaluate finite element analysis (FEA) of new concept designs. In addition improvements in existing designs and techniques for lightweighting container will be covered.

    Nov. 19, 2018 to Nov. 20, 2018
    Butler, PA, USA
  • Building on the popularity of our Basic and Advanced Testing and Fracture Diagnosis seminars, both of which are prerequisites, the seminar on Fractography of Container Glass will perfect your training as you become an AGR certified Fracture Diagnostician. The seminar will consist of advanced topics that will provide an in-depth look into key issues related to breakage. The critical focus will be on the practical workshops using advanced fracture analysis techniques and thoroughly detailing findings.

    The training will culminate in a final exam in the form of workshop and theoretical problems that will fully assess your fracture analysis skills. Successful completion of the final assessment will earn AGR certification of your skills for solving complex glass container breakage issues.

    Dec. 4, 2018 to Dec. 7, 2018
    Butler, PA, USA