Agr International

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Agr International, Inc.
Formerly called
Preston Laboratories
Founded 1927
Founder Dr. Frank W. Preston
Website www.agrintl.com

Company Profile

Agr International, Inc. is provides a line of products and services for quality control in the beverage and packaging industries in the United States and internationally. Its products for the packaging industry include on-line inspection equipment, laboratory testing equipment, ware handling products, and filling products.

The company’s products also comprise quality testing systems for PET bottles and preforms; and products for aluminum filler applications. It also offers container design services, consulting, in-house testing and evaluation, industry and equipment training, and product support. Agr International, Inc. is headquartered in Butler, Pennsylvania.

Products / Technology

AGR products for measuring and testing plastic containers and preforms manufactured from PET

by type:

  • Laboratory: High-precision, semi-automated and automated testing and measurement instruments designed for quality management of bottles, preforms and similar products
  • Online: Measurement, inspection and process management products that can be integrated into production lines for managing bottle and preform quality during the production process
  • Manual gauges: Low cost gauges that can be used in the laboratory or along the production line for basic measurement of bottle and preform attributes

by application:

  • Thickness
  • Pressure
  • Dimensional
  • Attribute Testing
  • Strain Measurement
  • Surface Treatment
  • Container Handling
  • Volume
  • Sampling
  • Process Control
  • Vision Systems
  • Shelf-Life

History

Agr International, Inc. was founded in 1936. The company was formerly known as American Glass Research.

References

PETplanet Insider Articles

Issue 03 / 2019: Advanced thin-wall measurement for PET bottles
Issue 11 / 2017: Mould Control
Issue 09 / 2017: 'Wasp-waist‘ bottle
Issue 07 / 2017: Blowmoulder automation tools
Issue 03 / 2017: The automated laboratory
Issue 10 / 2016: Control is better
Issue 09 / 2016: Agr Int. to display the CrystalView system for managing PET bottle crystallinity
Issue 07 / 2016: Agr international opens centre in Italy
Issue 03 / 2016: Inspection: Bottle control
Issue 09 / 2015: Test equipment for PET – inspired by glass bottle manufacturing
Issue 03 / 2015: Light weighting and quality control
Issue 12 / 2014: Management of CO₂ and water loss
Issue 04 / 2014: Improved shelf-life estimates
Issue 12 / 2014: Talks at Pack Expo 2015
Issue 01 / 2014: Looking into the crystal ball
Issue 10 / 2013: Peanut butter jar gets the vision treatment
Issue 09 / 2013: Better management
Issue 07 / 2013: Management, measurement and quality
Issue 09 / 2012: New inspection capabiility
Issue 07 / 2012: Agr offering Six Sigma
Issue 04 / 2012: Profiler gauges
Issue 04 / 2012: Agr provides an inside view
Issue 03 / 2012: Vision inspection products for plastic containers
Issue 11 / 2011: Reducing weight, increasing benefits
Issue 05 / 2011: Agr International expands process improvement services
Issue 04 / 2011: OptiCheck sidewall and label inspection system
Issue 12 / 2010: AGR International and PET Engineering agreement on development
Issue 09 / 2010: K-Show 2010 – Quality management systems
Issue 05 / 2009: New vision for PET and polyolefin manufacture

External links

Agr International Website