Glass failure expert analyzed a failed beer bottle to determine if there was a product defect. It was stated that the bottle exploded when it was put into a cooler filled with ice. The failure analysis revealed that the bottle had been hit with a sharp object. The photograph on the left is the bottle […]
Bottle Sealing Requirements
Glass expert discusses a manufacturing defect that can prevent the sealing of a bottle. The client was using a Polyseal 01 with a cap to seal 750 ml bottles of a solvent. These bottles were packaged 4 to a case and sent to customers. During shipping a fixed percentage of the bottles would leak. A […]
Failure Analysis of Broken Soda Bottle
Glass Failure Expert Performs a Failure Analysis Broken Soda Bottle; The subject bottle had not yet been opened; it failed as it was being loaded into a cooler. The failure analysis photograph above shows the fracture origin. It shows that this bottle failed as a result of a defect on the interior wall of […]
Glass Failure Analysis of Wine Bottle
A recent failure analysis performed on a wine bottle revealed a manufacturing defect. The initiating manufacturing defect is a piece of unmelted glass (see photo above). More information on this can be found in my failure analysis blog There is a recent white paper that discusses the failure analysisi in detail.
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