Fact-sheets (FS)

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FS02.00 - IMPACT TESTING OF GLASS CONTAINERS
01/01/1995 - Update 11/07/2018
FS03.00 - GLASS MANUFACTURING CONTROLS FOR VACUUM LUG AND PRESS-ON FINISHES
01/11/2002 - Update 11/06/2020
Scope This fact sheet gives requirements and controls to be observed during glass manufacture to help ensure optimum performance of containers with Vacuum Lug and Press On closure systems. These are in addition to the dimensional and other requirements within existing national and international ...
FS04.00 - INTERNAL PRESSURE STRENGTH OF CARBONATED BEVERAGE BOTTLES
01/01/1998 - Update 07/09/2018
Scope This data sheet gives guidance on the relationship between the internal pressure strength standards used for process control at the point of manufacture and the pressure strength standards applicable at the point of receipt of the bottles by the bottler and in the case of refillable ...
FS05.00 - WAREHOUSING OF FILLED GLASS CONTAINERS
01/01/1999 - Update 11/07/2018
Scope The following guidelines are essential to proper transport and storage of glass containers with vacuum lug finish and closure. Lack of adherence to these guidelines may resuit in loss of package integrity and stack stability.  
FS06.00 - CONFORMITY ASSESSMENT/CERTIFICATION
01/01/2000 - Update 11/07/2018
Scope Requirements for conformity with Directive 94/62/EC.These are set down in Annex III - EC document 96/C 382/05.
FS07.00 - HEADSPACE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR LIQUID PRODUCTS IN BOTTLES AND JARS
01/11/2002 - Update 11/07/2018
Scope This document specifies design headspace recommendations for liquid products in glass containers. It does not concern containers for powders and tablets or flaconnage type bottles. Note that for food products in wide mouth containers with a vacuum seal closure, fill levels determine the ...
FS08.00 - RECOMMENDATIONS FOR DESIGN OF CORK REMOVAL DEVICES
01/03/2002 - Update 11/07/2018
Scope This data sheet gives recommendations for the design of devices for removing corks from wine bottles. Corks can be made of cork or plastic/synthetic material. Note : 
FS09.00 - PRECISE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MASS AND CAPACITY FOR A NORMAL GLASS BOTTLE
01/08/2003 - Update 11/07/2018
Scope This data sheet is related to the precise relationship between mass and capacity for a normal glass bottle as defined in Cetie data-sheet DT03.
FS10.00 - HEADSPACE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR SOME FLACONNAGE PRODUCTS
01/01/2003 - Update 11/07/2018
Scope This fact sheet specifies headspace recommendations for some flaconnage products. The percentage values are given on the volume of filled product.
FS11.00 - RECOMMENDATIONS OF GOOD PRACTICES FOR PREVENTION AND DETECTION OF CRITICAL HAZARDS ON BOTTLING LINES
01/04/2006 - Update 11/07/2018
FS12.00 - TRACEABILITY - RECOMMENDATIONS TO BOTTLERS AND PACKERS
01/04/2006 - Update 04/06/2020
Scope This fact sheet has been set up by the Quality Committee of CETIE. Its objective is to help bottlers or packers to establish the traceability of packaging in the final product. These recommendations do not concern the liquid beverage, only the packaging and the bottling activity. The ...
FS13.00 - FOOD SAFETY MANAGEMENT - RECOMMENDATIONS TO IMPLEMENT A SYSTEM OF REFERENCE
01/07/2007 - Update 11/07/2018
Scope This fact sheet has been set up by the Quality Committee of CETIE. It contains the main systems of reference and standards about safety and hygiene for foodstuffs which apply to the product, the packaging or both. Its objective is to help the bottling sector in its efforts to meet the ...
FS14.00 - SURVEY OF CRITICAL HAZARDS FOR THE BOTTLING INDUSTRY - DETECTION AND PREVENTION
01/09/2010 - Update 11/07/2018
Scope The objective of the working group was to create a set of “official” recommendations for the prevention and detection of critical hazards. Critical defects are those defects that represent a safety hazard for the users of the product; bottling companies cannot accept knowingly ...
FS15.00 - BOTTLING OF FOOD STILL LIQUIDS - PHYSICAL PRINCIPLES
09/12/2013 - Update 09/10/2019
Scope This fact sheet gives an overview on the physical principles which govern the behaviour of still liquids when bottled in rigid containers, and the consequences in terms of head space requirements. It concerns in particular glass containers for which elastic deformation can be considered ...
FS16.00 - PRESSURE RESISTANCE TEST PROCEDURES FOR PRODUCTS BOTTLED WITH ALUMINIUM SCREW CAPS
19/12/2013 - Update 27/07/2020
Scope  This fact sheet provides test methods which enable evaluating of the level of sealing obtained with an aluminium screw cap applied on a filled glass bottle. Different tests are proposed covering the various objectives for such a test, either for product development, for routine ...
FS17.00 - BOTTLING OF STILL LIQUIDS: CHECKING CRIMPING HEIGHT AND LINER COMPRESSION TEST METHODS
01/01/2013 - Update 19/08/2020
Scope This sheet specifies the required capping and crimping recommendation levels to obtain an optimal capping according to the technical recommendations from the Cetie EC4 data-sheets and the guide N°6.
FS18.00 - PET BOTTLE - CAPS AND NECKS - INDEX MARKS
28/04/2014 - Update 11/07/2018
Scope This recommendation fact sheet provides the description of the different options when including Index Marks on closures and neck finishes, with the constraints and points to consider. The Index Marks considered are geometrically defined features, either positive (e.g. lugs) or negative ...
FS19.00 - FLACONNAGE - WALL THICKNESS - PRECAUTION FOR USE
14/04/2014 - Update 11/07/2018
Scope This fact sheet gives recommended minimum glass wall thickness values for flaconnage products. It also describes other factors that need to be taken into account in specifications for mechanical strength.
FS20.00 - APPROPRIATE SPECIFICATION, BOTTLE QUALITY CONTROL AND APPLICATION CONTROL OF SELF-ADHESIVE LABELLING
12/03/2015 - Update 05/03/2020
Scope This data sheet provides recommendations for the application of self-adhesive labels on glass bottles. It covers specifications of supplies and conditions of application. For further information on pressure sensitive labels and their application, see Cetie guide G0C “Pressure ...
FS22.00 - MEASUREMENT OF LABELLING SURFACE FLATNESS OF GLASS BOTTLES OR JARS
01/02/2016 - Update 09/04/2020
Scope This document provides recommendations for checking the flatness of the labelling area on glass containers. It applies to cylindrical or conical labelling surfaces on the body or neck.   Note that other factors affect the appearance of the applied labels, especially the glue used ...
FS23.00 - PLASTIC CAP OVALITY
22/01/2018 - Update 09/12/2019
Scope This document applies to plastic caps only and provides best practice guidelines for taking cap ovality into account during all phases of cap life: manufacturing, storing, transporting and capping process. It includes both preventive measures to limit ovalisation during and after ...
FS24.00 - GLASS FLACONNAGE FOR PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS - RECOMMENDATIONS FOR USE OF ISO 11418 PARTS 1,2,3 & 4
15/05/2018 - Update 11/07/2018
Scope This document concerns the options which are to be selected by manufacturers and users from the following standards: ISO 11418 - Containers and accessories for pharmaceutical preparations - Part 1: Drop-Dispensing glass bottles ISO 11418 - Containers and accessories for ...