Although Glassware encompasses a variety of objects it is often used to define containers or objects used at home, particularly in the kitchen or dining area. Glassware is used every day to hold our drinks and food, display fruits and flowers, and as containers found in medical laboratories. This glass is generally molded, blown, cut or pressed depending on the use, style and design.

There are a variety of glassware standards used during the pre-production and production stages of manufacturing for evaluating the chemical, physical, and mechanical properties of glassware. The glassware standards help material companies, science laboratories, and product manufacturers in the proper fabrication and treatment procedures.

InTouch understands these standards and has developed its own internal controls to ensure the most professional inspection and testing of such products. Some of the well-known and international standards which we use to develop our inspection programs for glass include:
ASTM C1606 - 10
The American Society for Testing and Materials developed the C1606 - 10 Test for the Sampling of Glassware. This test method defines the way in which glassware should be prepared before performing the TCLP (Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure).

ASTM D5245 - 92
The American Society for Testing and Materials developed the Standard Practice for Cleaning Laboratory Glassware. This standard is used to establish appropriate safety and health procedures and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations before use.

ISO 695:1991
The International Organization for Standardization developed the glassware resistance inspection test 695:1991. This inspection test specifies the reagents, the number of samples, and the test procedures involved to perform ISO 695:1991.

ISO 12775:1997
The International Organization for Standardization developed the guidelines inside 12775:1997 for types of glassware of normal bulk-production composition and the inspection test methods.
Food and Drug Administration
The Food and Drug Administration have developed several standards for glassware because foods stored in leaded glassware may leach lead. CFSAN has advised that leaded glassware not be used for infants and children.


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