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TEC 4 - Glass Container Tolerances

TEC 4 - Glass Container Tolerances

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 on modern glass forming machines. The information does not apply to semi-automatic practice.

Drawn up under the aegis of the British Glass Technical Committee, the document takes into account European, as well as UK practice.  It is based on principles which are generally accepted throughout Europe, but its contents are in no way mandatory.

Current version: 2011 (electronic)
Priced at £30 per copy, available to British Glass members for free.

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Because of the differences in the various methods of manufacture, the industry is divided into 5 main sections under the general headings: Container glass; flat glass; scientific/technical glass; domestic glass; and fibre glass.


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