We are pleased to announce our “Sand to Shelf: Essentials of Glass Containers” webinar, a six-session course offering a comprehensive overview of what you need to know about glass containers, covering the highlights of glass as a material, container manufacturing, filling, testing, design, and fracture analysis.

Attendees will gain an appreciation for glass as a material and how it can be used to manufacture high quality glass containers, avoid defects and analyze breakage.

Topics to be covered:

•    What is glass?

•    Overview of glass container manufacturing

•    Loads experienced during a container’s life cycle

•    How container design affects performance

•    Glass strength

•    Container manufacturing flaws

•    Glass container testing and evaluation

•    Basics of fracture analysis

The Six session course begins Tuesday September 1 and will being conducted on each Tuesday and Thursday for three weeks. Each session is approximately 2 hours pending live questions and answers.

Dates are:

Sessions 1 and 2: Tuesday Sept 1 and Thursday Sept 3

Sessions 3 and 4: Tuesday Sept 8 and Thursday Sept 10

Sessions 5 and 6: Tuesday Sept 15 and Thursday Sept 17

All sessions begin at 9:00 AM EDT/13:00 GMT.

The webinar will be conducted live by Bill Slusser, AGR Director of Research, and Dr. Brandon Aldinger, AGR Senior Scientist.

All six sessions will be recorded and will be available for future viewing.

Cost for all six sessions is $650 USD.

Register HERE.

Q1 e-Newsletter just released

Did you know the founder of AGR, Dr. Frank Preston, was a prolific inventor? He had at least 60 patent ideas in a wide range of fields. Visti our Library to read more in our just released Q1 e-Newsletter. 

Q4 e-Newsletter announces 2020 Training Schedule

The just released Q4 e-Newsletter announces the 2020 Worldwide Open Enrollment Training Schedule is now available for registrations.  Also the new “Color Atlas of Glass Container Defects” book has been republished and is available to order.

The Q4 e-Newsletter also includes interesting features on old glass turning purple and the elastic properties of glass. Download it from our library HERE.

Congratulations F2 Grads

Congratulations to this class for completing AGR's "F2: Advanced Breakage Diagnosis" last week in Krakow, Poland. The participants learned the appropriate fracture diagnosis techniques to solve complex breakage and other performance related problems.  See our Seminar Catalogue to learn more about this and all of our training seminars.