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Research Engineer, Brain Collins retires after 35 years at AGR

Our American Glass Research Research Familly wishes Brian the best of luck for a long, relaxing and properous retirement.

Brian has carved out an impressive legacy during his time at AGR. He developed an expertise in the operation and maintenance of multiple Scanning Electron Microsopes over the courese of his career and is considered a world leading expert in Stone Identification and is a subject matter expert based on his teachings. 

He co-authored a book entitled, "Color Atlas of Stones in Glass".  Learn more about it or order it here.

He will be greatly missed here at AGR for both his knowledge and fellowship but realize he has earned his chance to enjoy retired life.

All the best to you Brian.

Breakage of Sauce Jars Case Study Released

We would like to share with you another case study as a noteworthy example of fracture diagnosis: Breakage of Sauce Jars

Download directly from our Library HERE.

New White Paper Published

We are pleased to share our just released white paper "Stresses Caused by Thermal Expansion Differences Between an Applied Ceramic Label and Soda-lime-silica Glass Surfaces" by AGR Senior Scientists Wenke Hu and Gary Smay published in the January/February issue of Glass Worldwide Magazine. Download free from our library HERE.

2022 In-Person Training Seminars Now Open for Enrollment

We are pleased to announce our 2022 in-person training seminar schedule with all dates and locations. See our just released Q4 e-Newsletter to learn more:

We also have two remaining in-person training seminars coming up on our Butler, PA campus:

Fracture 2: Advanced Breakage Diagnosis of Glass Containers, Nov. 2-5

Evaluation and Lightweighting of Glass Container Designs, Nov. 16-17

Learn more about all of our training seminars in our Seminar Catalogue or register HERE.