The Glass Container Forming Defects App (GCFDA) is a digital glass defects manual that provides information about common glass defects, including glass defects pictures, standard names, and cause & remedies. This App contains information about the source of defects in glass bottles and jars for any glass container forming process. This application is a tool that facilitates the uniform use of terminology by customers and glass plants when discussing defective glass bottles or jars.
Who should use GCFDA?
Brand owners and fillers to identify defects in glass bottles or jars with the correct technical term of the defect.
During discussion with glass producers, as it provides all relevant technical explanation of defects in glass manufacturing, through this avoiding misunderstanding.
Students in the glass container industry to research glass container defects to increase their competence in the field of glass making.
Where does the information come from?
The content has been put together by glass experts from around the world with scientific explanations based on experience.
Who updates the information?
APEGG review the content within GCFDA on an annual basis to keep the information alive and up to date.
Why is this better than a glass defects book pdf?
Documents are often not updated, which means the content within becomes quickly out of date. Then there is the problem with the useability of a glass defects pdf, even if you have it printed or a copy on your phone. It is difficult to find required information quickly, especially if you do not know the defect name. In the App this is not a problem by using search and filters.
Does GCFDA cover critical defects in glass bottles?
Yes, there are critical defects, which can easily be identified by using the sorting tool for Critical, Major and Minor glass defects. Different types of bottle defects are listed in the App.
Is the App only for glass bottles?
No, the information in the App is not only for defects in glass bottles. It also covers wide mouth jars.
CONTENT OF GCFDA
Glass forming defect image
More than 1200 images are shown in the gallery, these images were specially created using 3D-technology to provide clear defect identification. With this the user can find a particular glass defects pictures without the knowledge of the correct glass defect name.
Glass defect name
Each defect has a unique name. Unification of names eliminates duplication and sets a single standard for the glass container industry. The unique defect name has been complimented by the collection of alternative names (dialects) from different people around the world.
All defects of glass containers are described within the App, which helps during discussion to define the cause of the defect.
Defect detection in bottles and jars
To quickly learn how to detect a defect - 6 categories are provided. An explanation has been given for each defect of how to find it in a glass container. This is a very useful defect guide, especially for newcomers in the glass container industry and for companies that use glass containers as packaging material (fillers and brand owners).
Glass defect effect
For everyone working with glass, no matter if manufacturer or filler it is important to understand the effect a defect has on the inspection, packaging, filling lines and finally the end user. The glass defects can be filtered according to the defect classifications (Critical, Major and Minor).
Defect cause (source)
The defect source (cause) is explained for all listed defects within this application. Once the cause of a defect has been understood the fixing and elimination become easier and faster to apply. This part is very important for I.S. machine operators and production specialists.
Glass defects and remedies
This application focuses on defect prevention rather than remedy. For easier navigation and focus, the defect prevention content has been categorised into subsections:
• Machine equipment
• Mould equipment
SUPPORT BEYOND GCFDA
Try it by yourself or contact us for further assistance.
If you have your own defect information but want to organise it better for your glass plants, have a look at our Defect Elimination System (DES), a comprehensive solution for the glass container manufacturers.