Announcing our latest live webinar on June 10 & 17

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American Glass Research has been conducting fracture analysis seminars for over 80 years. With budgets and travel still restricted, AGR has constructed a new webinar “Spotlight on: Bottle Breakage 101” to introduce the fundamental concepts of fracture analysis to employees of glass manufacturers, fillers, and distributors.

Our new 2-session, live webinar can help if you ever get tasked with figuring out why a glass container broke, and need to know where to start.

This live “Spotlight on: Bottle Breakage 101” webinar will be conducted on Thursday June 10th and the second session on Thursday June 17th both beginning at 9:00 AM EDT.

Through two hours of instruction, we will relate glass properties such as elasticity and strength to the conditions required for glass breakage. Sources and responses to the four most common loads affecting glass containers will be explored – including internal pressure, vertical load, impacts, and thermal shock.

Fracture surface markings, breaking stress evaluation, and fracture patterns will be explained in a dynamic visual format, culminating in a case study showing how to perform a fracture analysis from start to finish. The webinar is also an ideal refresher for past in-person Fracture 1 participants.

See our free preview or register HERE.

This webinar is a live presentation consisting of two 1-hour sessions plus Q&A. For those unable to view the live broadcast, the webinar will be recorded so attendees can replay the presentation at their convenience.

The live broadcasts (each an hour long) will be conducted at 9:00 EDT/13:00 GMT/15:00 CEST on both days June 10 & 17.

The cost is $375 per person. Group discounts are available. Contact Us if you have any questions.
Bill Slusser, AGR Director of Research, will be conducting the webinar along with AGR Senior Scientist Dr. Brandon Aldinger.

Bill has been with AGR since 1998 and has been conducting research in the glass industry for nearly 30 years. 

Bill is responsible for the operational management of the Butler testing laboratory. He is also a principal
instructor for the worldwide fracture seminars, design seminar and pharmaceutical semina. 

In his career, Bill has taught more than 200 in-person seminars with more than 2,000 different students. 

Brandon  joined American Glass Research in 2015, where his areas of responsibility include fracture diagnosis, stone identification, pharmaceutical services, and internal research.

He co-authored the "Color Atlas of Glass Container Defects" , 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. 

He has also published multiple technical papers on the optical and mechanical testing of laminated glass systems and on the surface chemistry of silicon.

Two Popular AGR live webinars have have been converted to on-demand E-seminars   

"Sand to Shelf: Essentials of Glass Containers" & "Pharmaceutical Glass Flaws" are now available to view at your convenience.

“Sand to Shelf: Essentials of Glass Containers” is an 8-part training course offering a comprehensive overview of glass container science, manufacturing, testing and fracture diagnosis. The E-seminar is conveniently divided into 39 modules (8 to 15 minutes in length) that allows the participant to progress at their own pace. There are quizzes to confirm comprehension, and a certificate will be issued upon completion. Learn more, see a free preview or register HERE.

"Pharmaceutical Glass Flaws" is a new, 2.5-hour E-seminar broken into 12 modules that covers the visual identification of flaws in pharmaceutical glass containers – specifically flaws in molded and tubing pharmaceutical packaging such as vials and syringes. For each flaw, attendees will learn its identifying characteristics, its source, and the effect that the flaw has on container performance.

Hundreds of photographs will familiarize attendees with representative examples of each flaw.  Trainees will also be provided with crucial information for corrective actions. The E-seminar is self-paced and available on-demand.  Learn more, see our free preview or register HERE.
American Glass Research
603 Evans City Road, Butler, PA 16001
Tel: +1 (724) 482-2163
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