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A Working Party on Glass Container Finishes, under the guidance of the British Glass Technical Committee, has produced the finish specifications described in this publication, covering the most commonly...Free download only available for British Glass members.
The purpose of this publication is to set down concisely, if not in absolute detail, the aims of glass container manufacturers in the field of quality control and quality assurance and to give some indication...Free download only available for British Glass members.
A consumers’ guide to standards used in child resistant packaging, produced by the British Standards Institute (BSi), where the standards listed can be purchased.Download PDF (0.44 MB)
TEC 7 gives guidance to bottlers, packers, merchants and users of glass containers for carbonated beverages, in the broadest sense.Free download only available for British Glass members.
This publication is intended to give guidance to packers and glass container manufacturers regarding capacity tolerances which can be economically achieved during the automatic production of glass containers...Free download only available for British Glass members.
This 2007 revision of TEC 9 gives guidance to containers, packers, merchants and users in the broadest sense of glass containers, glass container manufacturers, associated equipment suppliers and closure...Free download only available for British Glass members.
Glass container manufacturers are obliged to make frequent, accurate determinations of the capacity of containers produced. This must be carried out day and night, close to the production area. Large...Free download only available for British Glass members.
TEC 11 - General Information on the Packaging of Glass Containers for their Safe Transport and Delivery to the Customer
Provides a common approach to the packaging of glass containers and the terminology used by the Glass Container Manufacturers. The content represents the general situation, covering all the common systems...Free download only available for British Glass members.
Many glass making terms have entered the language: 'Coddswallop': Hiram Codd invented the marble stoppered 'pop' bottle in the 1870s, and millions of the bottles were made, particularly in South Yorkshire. 'Wallop' was the name given to the cheap beer of the day, and beer drinkers dubbed the contents of the codd bottle 'a load of coddswallop'.