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  1. QUALITY FOCUS – DOCUMENT 1
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    Communicate with your Glass Manufacturer:
    Six EASY TIPS to prevent potential quality issues with your new bottle or jar!


    Your pallets of bottles/jars have arrived at your filling plant! You are about to open the doors of the shipping-container with anticipation!! What could possibly go wrong??

    If your Company is having a proprietary bottle or jar manufactured offshore, ensure you are involved with the development of the container BEFORE it starts being manufactured at the Glass-Plant. Follow these 6 EASY TIPS to ensure the glass-manufacturer understands your expectations, and to ensure there are no unexpected surprises when your containers arrive!!

    Tip #1: Ensure the containers are ........ Learn More
  2. QUALITY FOCUS – DOCUMENT 2
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    The Importance of the Depalletiser:
    Five ‘BEST-PRACTICE’ Tips to ensure the integrity of your glass containers is not compromised at the Depalletiser

    Where businesses are using automatic depalletisers or semi-automated depalletisers, a whole raft of issues detrimental to glass containers can occur. These can potentially cause major issues further down the filling-line, or even in the trade. Yet the depalletiser is so often deemed to be that part of the line that does not require too much attention – often tucked away from the remainder of the line – a place ‘out-of-sight, out-of-mind’. There are a large range of precautions that should be taken to ensure damage is not inflicted onto the glass vessels at this point of the line. Five important procedures are listed below that will ensure........ Learn More
  3. QUALITY FOCUS – DOCUMENT 3
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    Critical procedures in the Filling-Hall:
    Four CRITICAL Procedures that must be in place when filling Glass Containers

    Your Company may have been filling glass containers for a long time, but even the most experienced fillers will get caught out by an event that was not foreseen, or an event that had previously not been considered a risk. Damage inflicted onto the bottles/jars by staff or equipment, glass fragments finding their way into the product..... There is always something lurking in the shadows of the filling-line, ready to rise and create chaos at the time we least expect it. Following the 4 simple steps below will help keep the gremlins at bay!

    Tip #1: Ensure containers are Inverted and Rinsed........ Learn More
  4. QUALITY FOCUS – DOCUMENT 4
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    Reducing downtime when Quality Issues strike:
    Two Procedures to help minimise downtime on the filling-line due to quality issues with your bottles/jars

    Should quality issues arise when running your glass containers, it may be necessary to stop the filling-line and assess the potential impact on the product being filled. The nature of glass often means there will be little room for compromise – particularly if the issue results in breakages on the line. Few plants can afford to simply wait for outside assistance – and when vessels have been purchased offshore, there may be lengthy delays in determining the extent of a quality issue. Some suggestions are provided below to help keep your plant moving whilst waiting for a quality issue to be resolved.

    Tip #1: Use Pallet-Tag data to determine the extent of the quality issue....... Learn More
  5. QUALITY FOCUS – DOCUMENT 5
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    Traceability of bottles/jars into the Marketplace:
    Procedures and ‘tips’ to assist food and beverage manufacturers trace defective bottles & jars into the trade

    As with any manufactured product, faults can occur that can escape detection during the manufacturing process, and find their way into the trade. Glass containers are not exempt, and on rare occasions a fault affecting multiple vessels has found its way into the marketplace, ultimately being detected by the end-use consumer. It is encouraging to know that most glass-manufacturing plants invest significant funds into advanced automatic (and manual) inspection equipment - the benefits of which are proven by the limited number of recalls involving faulty glass vessels in relation to the huge numbers of vessels manufactured. However food & beverage manufacturers should always be prepared for such an event. By following the procedures listed below, plants will be able to better calculate the amount of filled product that might have been affected by a glass defect, and reduce...... Learn More
  6. QUALITY FOCUS – PARTS 1 to 5
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    IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR FOOD & BEVERAGE MANUFACTURERS FILLING IN GLASS CONTAINERS:

    This edition of the ‘Quality-Focus’ series combines all FIVE documents into a single, easy-to-read edition specifically designed for FOOD & BEVERAGE manufacturers filling in glass containers.

    The documents provide a unique insight into the lifecycle of mass-produced bottles & jars, commencing with their manufacture at the glass-plant, their progression through different sections of the filling-line, and their distribution into the trade. GLASSPLANT CONFIDENTIAL has provided many ‘Best-Practice’ tips to prevent quality issues that have repeatedly plagued food & beverage manufacturers over time – often with serious consequences. Be sure to implement those tips applicable to your business to ensure the integrity of your product is not compromised...... Learn More
  7. TECHNICAL BULLETIN  #1803
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    DEFECT: FLANGED-FINISHES (on 'twist-off' & 'screw-cap' bottles)

    This Bulletin provides detailed information on the ‘critical’ defect referred to as ‘Flanged Finish’. The defect comprises a small horizontal protrusion of glass along the outer sealing-surface, most commonly affecting ‘narrow-neck’ beer and beverage bottles. The extent to which the small ‘fin’ or flange of glass protrudes outward varies from bottle-to-bottle, so to is the extent to which it travels around the circumference of the sealing-surface. Regardless of size, the flange has a propensity to fracture when closures are removed from the bottles by consumers.

    Since the 1990’s, this unforgiving ‘critical’ defect has subtly risen through the ranks of glass-manufacturing defects to become one of the most prominent in terms of its involvement in major product recalls world-wide...... Learn More
  8. TECHNICAL BULLETIN  #1501
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    SODA BLOOM in Container Glassware

    This Bulletin provides a range of information relating to the condition known as ‘Bloom’. What causes bloom to occur ; its potential effects on products ; potential conditions where bloom could adversely affect product ; and how to minimise the risks of bloom. There is no doubt that the visual effects of bloom have resulted in the dumping of large numbers of perfectly good containers. This document will provide information to assist food & beverage manufacturers assess the effects bloomed containers might have on their product..... Learn More
  9. TECHNICAL BULLETIN  #1705
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    SCREW-CAP WINE BOTTLES (Critical Dimensions on the 30 x 60 BVS Finish)

    The popularity of the 30 x 60 BVS screw-cap finish on wine bottles has dramatically increased since the 1990’s, and now many mainstream red and white wines are filled into these ‘consumer-friendly’ bottles. Despite the many years the finish has been produced, capping issues still arise in many filling-plants. These issues can be attributed to both the ‘closure’ and the ‘bottle’ (or a combination of both). One common complaint raised by wine-fillers is the propensity of the whole closure (both ‘cap’ and ‘capsule’) to be removed from the bottles when opened by consumers. This issue has created much debate over the years, with wine-fillers, closure-manufacturers, and bottle-manufacturers all standing their ground when the ‘finger-of-blame’ is pointed.

    This Bulletin focuses on the requirements of the glass-manufacturer, highlighting the levels of accuracy required for a range of major dimensions which...... Learn More
  10. Depalletiser Record (Option-1)
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    DEPALLETISER RECORD
    (Pallet Recording Sheet): OPTION-1


    It is essential that food and beverage manufacturers record details of ALL pallets of bottles and jars that are run on their filling-lines. The amount of detail required from the pallet-tags to allow effective traceability of product will vary, depending on the system of pallet-numbering used at the glass-manufacturing plant. It is however strongly recommended that the food & beverage manufacturer record as much information as possible. Thus if a critical manufacturing defect in the glass containers was discovered after product had entered the marketplace, the ability to determine the amount of product affected by the defect will be greatly assisted.

    The ‘Depalletiser Record’ (#101) is FREE to download, and makes provision for the recording of all essential information as would be found on the Pallet-Tags of most glass-manufacturers. In addition to the information on the Pallet-Tag, it is also very important to ....... Learn More
  11. Depalletiser Record (Option-2)
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    DEPALLETISER RECORD
    (Pallet Recording Sheet): OPTION-2


    It is essential that food and beverage manufacturers record details of ALL pallets of bottles and jars that are run on their filling-lines. The amount of detail required from the pallet-tags to allow effective traceability of product will vary, depending on the system of pallet-numbering used at the glass-manufacturing plant. It is however strongly recommended that the food & beverage manufacturer record as much information as possible. Thus if a critical manufacturing defect in the glass containers was discovered after product had entered the marketplace, the ability to determine the amount of product affected by the defect will be greatly assisted.

    The ‘Depalletiser Record’ (#102) is FREE to download, and makes provision for the recording of all essential information as would be found on the Pallet-Tags of most glass-manufacturers. In addition to the information on the Pallet-Tag, it is also very important to....... Learn More
  12. STATIONERY FOR FOOD & BEVERAGE MANUFACTURERS (#103)
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    GLASS BREAKAGE REGISTER:
    DEPALLETISER

    It is recommended that food and beverage manufacturers record details of breakages that occur at critical points on the filling-line. In the event a consumer complaint is received for ‘glass-in-product’, it is essential that the food/beverage manufacturer is able to produce a clear picture of all breakages that occurred on the filling-line at the time the complaint product was filled. Whilst many manufacturers concentrate solely on the filling-hall when recording glass breakages, to provide a ‘full-picture’ of what has happened on the filling-line at any given time, information on breakage activity at the depalletiser should also be available. The majority of breakages that occur on filling-lines will often occur at the depalletiser. It cannot be assumed that because the glass vessels have yet to travel through the rinser, it is not important to record depalletiser breakage....... Learn More
  13. STATIONERY FOR FOOD & BEVERAGE MANUFACTURERS (#104)
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    GLASS BREAKAGE REGISTER:
    FILLING HALL

    On most filling-lines, the area between the rinser and capper-exit is the most risky. It is critical to ensure no contaminants enter the glass vessels once they have been inverted and rinsed. Widemouth vessels (jars) are most susceptible along this stretch of the line, as contaminants can easily access the vessels. The majority of ‘glass-in-product’ consumer-complaints involving fragments found in glass jars and bottles are the result of breakages that have occurred between the rinser and capper-exit. Common causes are impact-failures on the conveying system, vessels shattering in infeed-worms or starwheels, and breakages occurring in the capper (particularly for widemouth ware). Recording of ALL breakages that occur in the filling-hall is critical, and accurate details must be recorded on the 'Glass Breakage Register' so that a clear picture of events is available for future reference. If a manufacturer is faced with a potential glass-in-product ‘recall’ event, the data recorded...... Learn More

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