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Packaging Technology by Henry Emblem, Anne Emblem

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7

Glass packaging

P. Grayhurst,     British Glass, UK

Abstract:

Glass is one of the oldest packaging materials and still maintains an important place today. this chapter covers the production of glass and its forming into containers for packaging, including an overview of the decoration processes used. Glass quality is discussed, including typical defects, and useful points for container design are given.

Key words

borosilicate

decolourisers

ultraviolet

soda glass

cullet

furnace

forehearth

lehr

gob

blow-and-blow

press-and-blow

narrow neck press-and-blow

parison

baffle

plunger

neck ring

neck finish

annealing

surface coating

head space

frosting

danner process

vello process

ampoules

vials

7.1 Introduction

Although glass shares some characteristics ...

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