Laboratory analysis of glass and fiber glass

Your needs : to design glass materials or bottles that are both of high quality and safe

Glass is a material with many different applications, which makes it difficult for manufacturers or subcontractors to analyze and use. Studying the characteristics of flat glass, hollow glass, fiberglass or clear glass allows companies to better control their composition, their durability and their practical use.

As major players in the glass industry you face a variety of challenges relating to the quality of the materials being used, product failures, or even problems with container/contents interactions.

Inspections and chemical analyses before and after marketing will contribute to the quality of the finished product.

Our solution : to assess the conformity of a glass or fiber glass sample and to characterize any failures using specific analytical techniques

FILAB, being specialized in analytical chemistry and material characterization assists glass manufacturers in analyzing, inspecting and assessing their products. Organic and inorganic chemistry as well as material science are all areas of expertise are that sought after by the glass industry and brought together in our laboratory guaranteeing responsiveness and high-quality results.

FILAB can offer the following services :


  • Custom chemical analysis using ICP-MS and ICP-AES
  • Material characterization : physicochemical analyses, thermal and morphological characteristics
  • Surface characterization and coating thickness measurements
  • Granulometric analysis
  • Crystallinity analysis
  • Laboratory audit and team training
  • REACH Analyses



  • Expert chemical analysis
  • Deposit or pollutant identification
  • Deformulation services
  • Stability analysis
  • Failure analysis : fissures, particulate contamination, adhesive failure, corrosion, metallographic examination, weld analysis
  • Laboratory audit and analytical training



  • Literature reviews
  • Creation and transfer of analytical techniques
  • Research into substitutions for raw materials
  • Creation of new substances
  • Development of new industrial procedures



  • Organic analyses : GCMS, Py-GCMS, LC-MSMS, GPC, NMR, FTIR
  • Mineral analyses : ICP, XRD, IC
  • Thermal analyses : TGA, DSC
  • Metallurgical analyses : ICP, SEM-FEG EDX, OES
  • Powder analysis : XRD, SEM-FEG EDX, BET
  • Surface analysis : SEM-FEG EDX, PES, ToF-SIMS



The positive aspects of FILAB

A highly qualified team

Reactiveness and quick processing time for requests

COFRAC ISO 17025 accredited laboratory

Complete analytical fleet spread over 2100m²

Tailored support for customers



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