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American Glass Research is a full service independent research and testing laboratory with expertise in testing, design analysis, analytical testing, consulting, training, inspection, product liability and auditing for the glass container industry.


Glass Testing

We serve both glass manufacturers and fillers encompassing food, beverage, tableware, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical industries. 

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Glass Analysis

We are an ISO accredited laboratory. Our services include: Glass Composition, Raw Material and Stone Analysis, plus USP/EP, Heavy Metal, Annealing & Tempering, Coatings and Contamination Testing.

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Glass Training

Open enrollment and private in-person and online Glass Training Seminars on a wide range of glass topics to increase workforce knowledge.

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Can You Break a Glass Using Only a Coin?

Can You Break a Glass Using Only a Coin?

Can you use a coin to make a bottle explode? Watch our AGR challenge video to find out. To learn about residual annealing stress, annealing cycles, and measuring temper grades in glass containers, visit our Training section for more about our in-person seminar and E-Seminar on Cord & Annealing.

At American Glass Research we offer a number of both in-person and online seminars.

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Fall Training Seminars

Lake Ammersee, Germany is the site for our two open enrollment Training Seminars coming up in September: 

  • Fracture 3: Master Class Sep. 3-6
  • Fracture 1: Testing & Breakage Diagnosis Sep. 9-11


Defect of the Month

Flakes in Glass Container

Although glass is valued for its purity and chemical inertness, certain conditions can foster interactions between a container and the product.