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TEC 9 - General Guidelines for the Use of Glass Containers

TEC 9 - General Guidelines for the Use of Glass Containers

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 manufacturers.

  • Part 1 - explains the principal technical terms used in glass container manufacture, in filling and packing operations.
  • Part 2 - deals with glass container design and specifications detailing the main factors the designer must take into consideration when preparing a design.
  • Part 3 - details the usual controls carried out during manufacture of the glass containers with particular reference to the variations and tolerances normally allowed.
  • Part 4 - makes recommendations to packers regarding the handling and treatment of glass containers.
  • Part 5 - discusses the glass packaging of hazardous substances.
  • Part 6 - outlines the special considerations which must be taken into account where glass aerosols are used.

Although the contents are in no way mandatory, the aim of the revised booklet is to give guidance to all concerned regarding the manufacture and use of glass containers made by conventional techniques and covering the normal methods of filling and distribution. If it is intended to depart from normal practice, either in container design or manufacture, or in filling, packaging, distribution or marketing, then any necessary additional control and precautions must be discussed between all the parties involved.

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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'.


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