TC02. Durability & Analysis

This committee is concerned with both chemical durability and analysis and is committed to the pursuit of analytical excellence through the standardization and harmonization of analytical methodology throughout the glass and associated industries. TC02 committee members continue to actively promote and participate in a wide range of proficiency testing schemes and undertake investigations to explain complex differences in measurement response by different analytical procedures. In 2009 they produced a valuable reference work entitled 'Handbook of Recommended Analytical Methods'. This can be purchased from the DGG.

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Main aims and planned activities


TC02 continues to provide analytical solutions to complex issues affecting the glass industry through the development of standard methods of analysis and the production of certified reference materials for analytical calibration supported by extensive round robin/proficiency testing schemes.

The Committee actively supports other TC work programs upon request and has well established (and respected) links with external Organizations working across the chemical analysis arena - including The Society of Glass Technology, Bureau of Analyzed Samples, BAM, DGG, BSI.


  • Spring Meeting in April 2018 in Mainz, Germany
  • Workshop on chemical durability testing in November 2018 in Paris, France
    • current and future requirements to durability test methods
    • identification of gaps to the current state of the art
    • plan for updates and possibly new standard methods
  • Proficiency test on the determination of heavy metals in container glass.
  • Validation of the application of ICP-MS or ICP-OES for arsenic determination in Ph. Eur. 3.2.1, hydrolytic resistance of glass containers
  • Collaboration with BAM (Germany): Certification of Borosilicate Glass for hydrolytic resistance testing (Grains Tests acc. to ISO720, USP<660> and Ph.Eur. 3.2.1)



Proposals for updates of chemical durability standards

Certification of new CRM's:

  • Resistance of technical glass to boiling acid (DIN 12116)
  • Resistance of technical glass to boiling alkaline solution (ISO 695)

Method development

  • Analysis of the chemical composition filter dust
  • universal test method for chemical durability testing

Proficiency Tests

  • Determination of low level F in technical glass


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Abensour, Sylvie
Andrieux, Pauline
Brochot, Dominique Committee Position: Emeritus
Carpentier, Jean Marc
Clark, John
Corumluoglu, Orhan Committee Position: Emeritus
Eiden, Ralf Committee Position: Chair
Gignoux, Vincent
Guadagnino, Emanuel Committee Position: Emeritus
Kanno, Naoki
Leese, Sam
Meignen, Vincent
Meysner, Amy Committee Position: Secretary
Peggy, Georges-Diraison Committee Position: Vice Chair
Pradeau, Philippe
Recknagel, Sebastian
Scarpa, Martina
Strubel, Christine
Sunberg, Peter
Tapasa, Kanit
Yorur, Aysegul

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TC02. Durability & Analysis
Schott AG, Germany

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