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TEC 5 - Quality Assurance and Quality Control within a Glass Container Manufacturing Company

TEC 5 - Quality Assurance and Quality Control within a Glass Container Manufacturing Company

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 of how these aims are achieved in practice. There will, naturally, be some variation from one company to another but the general objectives are common to all manufacturers. 

There will inevitably be some variations in quality in every production run.  Quality control ensures that these variations are kept within the specified limits and endeavours to ensure that as many as possible of the containers are produced as near „to the ideal. as is practicable. In commercial terms, to provide customers with what they require at the price they are prepared to pay.

This publication explains the way in which quality is controlled in the glass container industry. It contains a description of the various gauges and methods used to gauge containers for dimensional accuracy and, since many of the terms used in the glass industry to describe imperfections are not common to industry in general, a glossary of such terms is also provided. The question of tolerances for body dimensions, capacity, ovality and verticality is not discussed in detail since this is the subject of a separate publication, “Glass Container Tolerances” (TEC 4), which can be obtained from British Glass.

Current version: Revised - 2013 (electronic)

Priced at £30 per copy, but available to British Glass Members free of charge.

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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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