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News Alert December 2017
NEW AGR European Testing Lab begins operations


AGR’s new European testing laboratory in Delft, Netherlands is now open to serve the glass manufacturing and beverage filling industries. At this moment, all modern analysis and testing equipment has been installed and is ready for use.

Agr International CEO Henry Dimmick, Jr., AGR Director of Research, Bill Slusser, and Senior Scientist/Manager of the Delft Office Peter de Haan met with local officials. City Council Member Ferrie Förster and Sr. Advisor Economy – Business Relations for the city of Delft, Remko van Eldik, were provided a tour of the laboratory which demonstrated various testing equipment utilized for diagnosis, testing and analysis.

AGR Europe  will have the ability to conduct a wide range of testing services including:

•Performance testing of glass packaging

•Fracture Diagnosis

•Proof-of-Design testing

•Dimensional evaluation

•Analysis of label, decoration and closure issues

•Evaluation of coating performance

•Audit of glass plant operations

•Filling line audits

•Glass technical consultancy

•Training and seminars

Additionally, the staff will organize and conduct Training Seminars to be held in Munich Germany, Krakow Poland and Montecchio Italy. On-site consultancy including filling line and glass plant audits can also be handled by the  Delft staff.

The office will be lead by Senior Scientist Peter de Haan along with Jennifer Hu-a-ng  and staffed with two lab technicians Laura van der Harg and Samantha Beijersbergen van Henegouwen.  Jennifer will principally be responsible for office management.

The full resources of the AGR North American offices are also available for material analysis, glass quality and complete container design and development.

AGR has also developed and launched a new Dutch language version of the website to support the testing lab which details all of AGR's services and training seminars. Click HERE to visit this new website.

If you have any questions or want to discuss your glass issues, contact either Peter de Haan or Jennifer Hu-a-ng directly at: +31 (0)15 890 40 20 or CONTACT US.

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