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AGR celebrates opening of Dutch research facility

AGR has celebrated the grand opening of its new facility in Delft, Holland

After opening its new facility in Delft, Holland, in 2017, AGR recently celebrated a ‘grand opening’ in the presence of global glassmakers.

American Glass Research (AGR) recently celebrated the opening of its new facility in Delft, Holland, with more than 50 people attended the grand opening, which included two seminars, welcome speeches and a celebratory opening.
Glassmakers including Verallia, O-I and Can-Pack, as well as Sisecam, Unilever, Campari and Celsian, also attended the event.
Peter de Haan, AGR senior scientist will manage the Delft site alongside colleagues Jennifer J. Hu-a-ng, Samantha Beyersbergen van Henegouwen, and Laura van Delft.
AGR’s CEO, William M. Dimmick Jr and the company’s Director or Research, William G. Slusser travelled from the United States to attend the event.
The site opened late last year and includes modern analysis and testing equipment. The lab can be used to carry out a range of testing services, including performance testing of glass packing.
The lab will also be used for fracture diagnosis, proof-of-design testing, dimensional evaluation and analysis of label, decoration and closure issues.
The AGR testing laboratory is also suitable for evaluation of coating performance, audit of glass plant operations, filling line audits, glass technical consultancy and training and seminars.
The company moved into the site late last year. The location was strategically chosen due to its proximity to a number of European glassmaking sites and breweries.
The location is a former children’s nursery, which was completely revamped by Mr. de Haan and his staff.

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