NEW Defect and Stone Color Atlas Books

The new Color Atlas of Glass Container Defects from AGR is a photographic guidebook for manufacturers, fillers, and trade suppliers that can help to quickly identify and resolve defect problems. This volume delivers a common lexicon for understanding defects that often go by several names in different industry sectors. With over 450 original photographs on 154 pages, the atlas is hardbound on high-quality photo paper and provides detailed descriptions of 65 defects that occur in container glass. Appendices include diagrams of the parts of glass containers as well as a glossary of glass defect terminology.

This volume focuses on defects related to molded glass containers used in the food, beverage, and pharma industries. Defects specific to tubing vials are also included due to their importance in pharmaceuticals. The atlas will be most useful to quality control personnel who are responsible for inspecting glass containers. Plant managers, sales representatives, and purchasers may also find the guide to be helpful in assessing the severity of a particular defect.


Color Atlas of Stones in Glass

The Color Atlas of Stones In Glass describes 39 stones, accompanied by more than 300 original color photographs, images and spectra. The Color Atlas is printed on high quality photo paper and is over 120 pages, hardbound. Detailed identification tips, compositions, causes and sources are given for each stone, as well as its physical and crystalline characteristics. 

The Stone Atlas is intended to facilitate identification of the most common glass stones across the four major glass industries: container, tableware, flat glass and fiberglass. This volume focuses on the practical assistance with the identification of stones through color photographs. Furnace operators, quality control engineers or filling line incoming inspectors will obtain the most use from this guide, as they are responsible for the day to day monitoring of glass quality.

Both books are available directly from AGR or on Amazon. The Defect Atlas cost is $225 excluding tax or 225 Euros excluding VAT in Europe. The Stone Atlas is $150.00 USD or EUR 150 excl. VAT in Europe.  Contact us to purchase a copy or if you have any questions or call us at +1-724-482-2163 or fill out the form and submit or send it to Mrs. Linda Pilosi at AGR, 603 Evans City Rd, Butler, PA 16001 USA or in Europe Jennifer J. Hu-a-ng: