Discover how x-ray inspection technology ensures the safety of glass packaged products
Glass packaging is one of the top choices of packaging material for food, beverage, cosmetic and pharmaceutical products; however, its natural fragility ensures that all-round glass inspection is paramount.
The global glass packaging market is projected to reach $55billion by 2020. This is driven by brand owners, looking to benefit from its recyclability, sterility, durability and non-permeability attributes. Glass packaging is also often favoured amongst consumers seeking a premium look-and-feel or who would like full visibility of their chosen product.
Despite the popularity of glass packaging, manufacturers need to ensure that there is no risk of glass-in-glass contamination entering the marketplace. In 2016/17, 5% of incidents reported to the UK Food Standards Agency resulted from foreign bodies including glass. The number of product recalls may be low however the consequences can be fatal or life-changing to consumers, with long-lasting repercussions for all businesses involved in the supply chain.
To help glass packaging manufacturers ensure that consumers are safeguarded from glass-in-glass contamination, we have put together a series of informative tools. You can find out more about:
Integrating the correct x-ray beam technology with robust product handling devices will help to optimize all-round glass inspection thereby preventing any glass-in-glass contaminated products reaching the consumer.