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TEC 11 - General Information on the Packaging of Glass Containers for their Safe Transport and Delivery to the Customer

TEC 11 - General Information on the Packaging of Glass Containers for their Safe Transport and Delivery to the Customer

When glass containers leave the production line they have to be packaged in some way. This packaging has to satisfy the requirements of both the Glass Container Manufacturer and the Customer. It has to provide for easy transportation and to protect against the ingress of foreign bodies and general atmospheric contamination. In drawing up these guidance notes the British Glass Container Manufacturers have provided 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 currently in use and if followed, will ensure that all glass containers reach the customer safely and be fit for purpose. It is always possible to meet specific packaging requirements by setting up a special agreement between a glass supplier and a user.

Dependent on the container application and/or destination, the glass will be packed in either bulk or modular form.  Bulk palletisation consists of pallet sized layers of containers stacked to the required height and covered with suitable protection.  Modular packages are smaller groups of containers packed into small packages such as cartons, trays, brick-packs or crates.  Each of these styles of pack are then loaded onto a pallet and again stacked to the required height.  The pallet, once complete, is normally shrink-wrapped to aid stability and offer a barrier to the environment.

Current Version: 1998 (electronic and booklet)

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