General data sheets (DT)


Tolerances, specifications and control procedures, general characteristics

 

The categorised 'DT' data sheets concern the general technical documents. They are dedicated to glass and PET packaging (containers) only.
They include, among others, the data sheets relating to the dimensional tolerances of glass containers (including the DT15 series concerning glass flacons only), but also the neck finishes and caps' glossaries (ROPP /metallic screw caps, stoppers/cork, plastic caps, etc.), all our test methods (decoration on glass bottles, impact test, label adhesion test, or even liner compressibility test, etc.)
Laser coding technical data-sheets are also available here.
The documents mentioned are listed below for your information.

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List of general documents (DT) accessible from the restricted access:

(Please note that some documents may not be available due to their possible revision or translation)
 
DT02.00 - STANDARD TOLERANCES FOR GLASS BOTTLES

Scope
This document specifies capacity and dimension tolerances for glass bottles.
01/01/1974 - Update 27/09/2021
DT03.00 - GLASS BOTTLE DIMENSIONS

01/11/2002 - Update 04/10/2021
DT04.00 - DEFINITION OF CONDITION OF USE OF GLASS BOTTLES

01/06/1978 - Update 04/10/2021
DT06.00 - STANDARD EUROPEAN TOLERANCES FOR NORMAL WIDE MOUTH GLASS JARS

01/08/1998 - Update 03/09/2021
DT08.00 - SPECIAL STRENGTH PROPERTIES OF NEW GLASS BOTTLES FOR NON SPARKLING WINES

Scope
This data sheet defines special strength properties for designs of new bottles for non-sparkling wines with less than 1 volume of carbonation (< 2 g/l).
All new designs must be able to satisfy the requirements below. 
Tests may also be carried out every shift during manufacture if necessary because of the way in which the bottle is used.
01/03/1980 - Update 28/09/2020
DT09.00 - FACTORS TO CONVERT THE MASS OF WATER (IN G) TO TRUE VOLUME (IN ML), AS REQUIRED BY THE « MEASURING CONTAINER » DIRECTIVE (75/107/ECC)

Scope
Factors to convert the mass of water (in g) to true volume (in ml) as required by the "measuring container" EEC directive (75/107).
 
02/10/1989 - Update 03/09/2021
DT11.00 - STANDARDS & PROCEDURES FOR THE CONTROL OF MANUFACTURE OF CARBONATED BEVERAGE BOTTLES FOR GREATER THAN 2g CO2/L CARBONATION

Scope
This datasheet describes the standards and procedures for the control of the manufacture of bottles designed to contain beverages with a carbonation level greater than 2 g CO2/l.
The method for their use is described in section 2.
01/01/1989 - Update 27/04/2021
DT12.00 - GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR PREPARATION OF GLASS CONTAINERS QUALITY SPECIFICATIONS

Scope
To assist preserve glass strength and improve glass handling throughout manufacture and filling.
01/09/1992 - Update 30/09/2020
DT13.00 - GLASS CONTAINERS - SURFACE TREATMENT

Scope
The application of surface treatment preserves glass strength and improves glass handling throughout manufacture and filling.
The outer surface of a glass container may be treated to reduce friction and to improve resistance to abrasion;
Surface coatings are applied at two stages:
  • Hot-End (metallic oxide deposition): coatings are applied immediately after the container has left the forming machine, and before it enters the annealing machine.
  • Cold-End (application of a lubrication layer) treatments: coatings are applied at the exit of the annealing lehr.
01/04/1992 - Update 19/05/2020
DT14.00 - GUIDELINES FOR THE USE OF GLASS CONTAINERS

Scope
Glass containers are designed, manufactured and tested by the glass manufacturer to ensure that with proper use the containers will give a satisfactory and safe service throughout their intended life.
Glass containers are produced in accordance with the relevant Cetie Data sheets or their equivalents.
 
01/01/1998 - Update 05/02/2021
DT14.01 - GUIDELINES FOR THE USE OF RETURNABLE GLASS CONTAINER

Scope
This data sheet gives guidelines for the use of returnable glass containers.
 
11/01/2021 - Update 06/05/2021
DT15.00 - FLACONNAGE - STANDARD TOLERANCES

Scope
This data sheet identifies references to standard tolerances and test methods for flaconnage products made of moulded glass. It also provides a definition of ‘flaconnage’. These values are consistent with those given in standard ISO 12818.
01/01/1996 - Update 06/10/2020
DT15.01 - FLACONNAGE - BRIMFUL CAPACITY TOLERANCES

Scope
This data sheet gives the recommended brimful capacity for flaconnage articles made of moulded glass.
01/01/1996 - Update 23/09/2021
DT15.02 - FLACONNAGE - HEIGHT TOLERANCES

Scope
This data sheet gives the recommended height tolerances for flaconnage articles made of moulded glass.
01/01/1996 - Update 23/09/2021
DT15.03 - FLACONNAGE - DIAMETER AND WIDTH TOLERANCES

Scope
This data sheet provides the recommended diameter and width tolerances for flaconnage articles made of moulded glass.
01/01/1996 - Update 23/09/2021
DT15.04 - FLACONNAGE - VERTICALITY TOLERANCES

Scope
This data sheet gives the definition of the verticality and recommended tolerances of verticality for flaconnage articles made of moulded glass.
01/01/1996 - Update 23/09/2021
DT15.05 - FLACONNAGE - GLASS FINISH PLANARITY TOLERANCES - PRACTICAL VALUES IN USE IN THE INDUSTRY

Scope
This data sheet gives the recommended planarity tolerances for the finishes of flaconnage containers made of moulded glass.
01/12/2013 - Update 18/07/2018
DT15.06 - FLACONNAGE - MOUTH-BASE PARALLELISM TOLERANCES: PRACTICAL VALUES IN USE IN THE INDUSTRY

Scope
This data sheet gives the recommended tolerances of mouth-base parallelism for flaconnage containers made of moulded glass.
01/12/2013 - Update 18/07/2018
DT15.51 - FLACONNAGE - TESTING PROCEDURE: GLASS FINISH PLANARITY MEASUREMENT METHOD

Scope
This data sheet gives the definition of the planarity of a finish for flaconnage articles made of moulded glass, and test procedures for its measurement. The planarity of the upper surface of top finish must comply with the requirements of the sealing system to be used on the glass container in question, especially for hot sealing or twist-off cap.
16/12/2013 - Update 18/07/2018
DT15.52 - FLACONNAGE - TESTING PROCEDURE: MEASUREMENT OF MOUTH-BASE PARALLELISM

Scope
This data sheet gives test procedures to measure mouth-base parallelism for flaconnage articles made of moulded glass. The parallelism of the upper surface of the finish with respect to the base bearing surface should comply with the requirements of the closure system to be used on the glass container concerned. It is only applicable to containers with the upper surface of the finish designed to be parallel to the base plane of the container.
16/12/2013 - Update 18/07/2018
DT15.53 - FLACONNAGE - TESTING PROCEDURE: LEAKAGE TEST

Scope
This data sheet describes a standard testing procedure to evaluate the liquid tightness of the glass-closure system for flaconnage subject to normal handling conditions, storage and transport. It may provide also an indication of gas tightness into or out of the container where this is required. Furthermore, it supports an evaluation of defects like folds, roughness and small cracks in the seal and thus helps to identify additional risks.
16/05/2013 - Update 18/07/2018
DT15.54 - FLACONNAGE - TESTING PROCEDURE: RESISTANCE TO VERTICAL LOAD

Scope
This data sheet defines a test method to evaluate the resistance to vertical loading of flacons made of moulded glass. This test is intended to simulate vertical load to which containers may be subject both during capping operations and during storage and transport.
16/05/2013 - Update 18/07/2018
DT15.55 - FLACONNAGE - TESTING PROCEDURE: VERTICALITY

Scope
This data sheet gives recommended test methods for determination of the verticality of glass flaconnage articles with complementary information to those described in EN 29008/ISO 9008.
27/05/2015 - Update 25/02/2021
DT16.00 - HYGIENE PRECAUTIONS - RECOMMENDATIONS FOR GLASS CONTAINERS MANUFACTURERS

Scope
Where glass containers are being produced for the packaging of food, drink or pharmaceutical products the following hygiene precautions are recommended for consideration by glass manufacturers who do not already have equivalent and established Company rules on hygiene and where there is no relative legislation.
 
01/01/2000 - Update 30/09/2020
DT19.00 - LABELLING SPOTTING BAR

01/01/1998 - Update 15/09/2021
DT20.00 - LOCATING DIMPLE FOR FLACONNAGE

01/01/2000 - Update 17/02/2021
DT20.10 - RAMP LOCATING SYSTEM FOR FLACONNAGE

01/01/2002 - Update 17/02/2021
DT21.00 - FLACONNAGE FINISHES

Scope
This data sheet makes out the list of various glass finished used in flaconnage, following definition of CE.T.I.E. data sheet DT 15.00 Edition 1996.
01/01/2008 - Update 01/06/2021
DT22.00 - DEPRESSED THREAD

Scope
This data sheet specifies the profiles of thread for all the screw neck finishes for metallic, plastic and metallo-plastic closures. The depressed threads could be used on continuous thread finishes to reduce the thread depth at and adjacent to the mould parting line. Depressed threads are only used on ≥ 28 mm Roll-On Pilfer proof (ROPP) type finishes where the closure is formed on the neck finish.
- Update 18/07/2018
DT23.01 - GLASS CONTAINER NOMENCLATURE

Scope
This data sheet gives in different languages the main parts of a glass container. 
01/05/2004 - Update 20/07/2021
DT23.02 - GLASS FINISH GLOSSARY AND NOMENCLATURE

Scope
This data sheet identifies the different elements of glass bottle or jar neck finishes and provides the corresponding nomenclature in different languages.
 
01/01/2004 - Update 10/12/2020
DT23.03 - PET FINISHES GLOSSARY AND NOMENCLATURE

Scope
This data sheet identifies the different parts of PET neck finishes and defines a standard nomenclature for the main dimensions according to that proposed by ISBT and consistent with the standard EN 16063. It also defines a standard format for naming Cetie PET finish specifications.
10/02/2016 - Update 25/11/2020
DT23.04 - PLASTIC CAP GLOSSARY AND NOMENCLATURE

Scope
This data sheet identifies and proposes standard terms to describe different features of plastic screw caps and provides the nomenclature of the main characteristic dimensions. Main types of seal and tamper evident features are also described. The document covers flat top screw caps both with and without a liner (i.e. 2-piece or 1-piece), and sports cap type opening either of flip-top or push-pull types.
 
18/08/2016 - Update 09/07/2020
DT23.05 - SPRAY PUMP NOMENCLATURE

Scope
Cette fiche technique identifie les différentes parties des pompes de pulvérisation : les pompes à sertir, à clipser ou à visser.
11/06/2021 - Update 16/08/2021
DT23.10 - CONSTRUCTION OF THE SUPPORT LEDGE

Scope
This data sheet aims to specify the best way of adapting the support ledge (SL) diameter. It highlights the relation between the X dimension and the support ledge diameter, especially when the latter is optional.
 
01/06/2021 - Update 16/08/2021
DT24.00 - SPECIFICATIONS FOR HAND-HELD CROWN BOTTLE OPENER

Scope
This data sheet specification requirement for crown bottle openers designed for the standard 26 mm crown closures specified in Cetie data sheet EC 1-02 (1), to suit the glass bottle finishes specified in Cetie data sheets GME 13.01 (2) and GME 13.02 (3). It applies to hand-held openers of the aperture type.

Note Recommendations concerning the use of crown bottle openers are shown in figure 3.
01/04/2002 - Update 01/10/2021
DT25.00 - RECOMMENDATIONS FOR DESIGN OF CORK REMOVAL DEVICES

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.
01/03/2002 - Update 11/07/2018
DT26.00 - GLOSSARY OF GLASS CONTAINER VISUAL CRITICAL DEFECTS

Scope
This document is a non-exhaustive list of examples of visual critical defects. It constitutes a general datasheet for all containers of all types, except those for cosmetics and perfumes. It does not preclude specific requirements agreed between bottlers and suppliers at a customer level.
01/10/2007 - Update 29/07/2020
DT26.01 - GLOSSARY OF GLASS CONTAINERS VISUAL DEFECTS

Scope
This glossary is proposed as an aid to identify visual defects. It constitutes a general data sheet for glass containers of all types, except those for cosmetics and perfumes. Separately, if values of severity are required for particular features, such values should be agreed between the glass maker and the packer/filler and/or brand owner using a Cahier des Charges. This document does not concern visual critical defects.
Such defects are described in Cetie DT26.00.

The Glossary is split into sections loosely based on the area of a container where the defect is found :
  • § 2           Finish defects.
  • § 3           Neck and shoulder defects.
  • § 4           Body defects.
  • § 5           Bottom defects
  • § 6           Glass technical/material defects non-specific to a particular area of the container
01/10/2007 - Update 29/07/2020
DT26.10 - GLOSSARY OF GLASS CONTAINER VISUAL CRITICAL DEFECTS FOR COSMETICS & PERFUMES

Scope
This document is a non-exhaustive list of examples of visual critical defects. It constitutes a general data sheet for containers for cosmetics and perfumes. It does not preclude specific requirements agreed between customers and suppliers.
01/01/2009 - Update 29/07/2020
DT27.00 - CROSS-RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN CETIE DOCUMENTS AND INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS

Scope
This data sheet makes out crossed-relationships between various Cetie documents against international standards or projects of International and European standards at date.
03/11/2005 - Update 13/01/2021
DT28.00 - LASER MARKING ON GLASS CONTAINERS AT COLD END AND AT FILLING OPERATION

Scope
This data sheet gives the areas to avoid for the marking of laser codes on glass bottles and jars. Marking in these areas may have an adverse effect on the strength of the container dependant on the applied stress.This data sheet applies only to laser marking at the cold end or at the customer (filling) site, as well as to laser decoration.
01/07/2008 - Update 03/05/2021
DT29.00 - GENERAL APPLICATION TORQUES FOR FLACONNAGE

Scope
This data sheet specifies general application torque values for plastic closures used with glass containers for cosmetics, pharmaceutical and toiletry products.

Note
Specific values should be sought from closure and liner manufacturers for particular uses. Child Resistant Closures (Press & Turn) should be applied between MEAN and MAX values to ensure the Child Resistant ‘Click Torque” is achieved.
01/02/2007 - Update 17/02/2021
DT30.00 - COLOUR MEASUREMENT OF GLASS PACKAGING

Scope
This data sheet aims to:
  • Advise basic knowledge of colourimetry or (colorimetric measurement ;
  • Specify the important points for a colour measurement ;
  • Propose a reference for colour measurement of glass packaging.
01/07/2008 - Update 20/05/2021
DT31.00 - MAIN TYPES OF SEALING ON GLASS CONTAINERS

Scope
This document is a non-exhaustive list of main types of sealing for glass bottles and jars, used for the packing of beverages, food products and flaconnage products (cosmetic and pharmacy).
It also lists corresponding reference-documents concerning the particular finishes.
For finishes used primarily in flaconnage, see the Cetie data sheet DT21.00.
 
Refer also to data sheet DT27 that gives the relationships between various Cetie documents against international standards.
01/06/2004 - Update 14/01/2021
DT32.00 - VOLUME CALCULATION

Scope
This Data Sheet gives a common reference frame for the calculation of the brimful volume of a glass container as it is presented in the specification drawings. It applies to all cylindrical jars and bottles made of glass, manufactured on I.S. machines. It enables a standardized volume calculation of glass containers (draft- and article drawings).
19/01/2013 - Update 20/05/2021
DT33.00 - IMPACT TESTING OF GLASS CONTAINERS

Scope
Test to predict the glass container resistance to impact breakage in service, by multiple point impacts on empty samples, commonly carried out with a pendulum impact tester. Three usual forms of this test are considered, according to the objective:
  • Determination of the impact resistance of a design.
  • Determination of the impact resistance of a container during production (routine testing).
  • Investigation of the presence of stress concentrators such as inclusions, which could reduce the impact resistance.
01/04/2015 - Update 29/01/2019
DT34.00 - TEST METHOD OF COMPRESSIBILITY AND ELASTIC RECOVERY

Scope
Elastic recovery and compressibility comparative measurements of the liner material.
18/07/2018 - Update 25/03/2020
DT35.00 - FLACONNAGE: LABEL AREA PLANARITY TEST

Scope
The presence of deformations of the surface of a label area can be the cause of aesthetic defects (presence of bubbles underneath, folds, etc.) when applying the label. This procedure describes a standard testing method for assessing the deformation of a glass surface on which a label is intended to be applied.
 
06/06/2017 - Update 25/01/2021
DT35.01 - FLACONNAGE: RESISTANCE TO DYNAMIC VERTICAL LOAD - TEST PROCEDURE

Scope
The aim of this test is to check how an article resists to vertical compression or to snapping for an assembly.
The principle is to apply a vertcial force to the tested element, using an cylinder that can be adjusted to conditions simulating as much as possible those used in industry.
This test applies to all types of articles that are to resist vertical and axial forces, in particular during the packaging phase (flacons, jars, glass or plastic containers, for example).
02/10/2017 - Update 02/11/2020
DT36.00 - RESISTANCE OF GLASS FLACON DECORATIVE ELEMENTS TO IMMERSION IN WATER

Scope
The aim is to assess the resistance of the decorative elements or lacquering of a glass flacon to periods of immersion in water.
The principle involves immersing the tested component in water for 6 hours at ambient temperature and then performing an adherence test.
This test applies to all types of lacquered (sprayed, metallised) and decorated (screen-printed, hot-stamped or pad-printed) items.
27/03/2018 - Update 05/01/2021
DT36.01 - TEST METHOD ON GLASS FLACON DECORATIVE ELEMENTS - ABRASION TEST - LINEAR ABRASER

Scope
The abrasion resistance test is used to check the level of deterioration of a sample by friction of a rough material.
28/09/2020 - Update 14/10/2021
DT36.02 - RESISTANCE OF GLASS FLACON DECORATIVE ELEMENTS TO SUN TESTS

Scope
The aim is to assess the loss of colour of an article exposed to sunlight over time.
The principle is to expose the articles for 72 hours in a device that sends out radiation corresponding to daylight and to compare the colour with a reference area not exposed to sunlight.
This test applies to all articles (decorated, lacquered, etc.), both white and coloured glass, according to the customer's specifications.

 
29/09/2020 - Update 14/06/2021
DT36.03 - RESISTANCE OF GLASS FLACON DECORATIVE ELEMENTS TO COLOUR DETERIORATION

Scope
This test aims at evaluating the colour resistance on glass flacons.
 
29/09/2020 - Update 14/06/2021
DT36.04 - VIBRATION TESTS

Scope
This test applies to all articles intended to be transported.
The purpose of this test is to verify the resistance of the packaging items to the constraints in the packaging that can generate damage (scratches, deformations, tears...).
It applies to all packaging such as cardboard, trays, boxes, plastic bags, thermoformed and all decorated items (ink, precious metals except enamel) or not, in contact with the packaging.
18/03/2021 - Update 16/08/2021
DT37.00 - TEST METHOD - RESISTANCE OF GLASS FLACON DECORATIVE ELEMENTS TO BULK

Scope
The aim is to assess, with a unique test, the resistance over time of the decorative elements or lacquering of a glass flacon to exposure to bulk. This test is the result of a harmonisation work of all the existing methods in the industry. It is up to the customer to adopt this method or to request its own protocol.
The principle involves placing the item to be tested in contact with a cotton swab soaked in bulk for 24 hours at ambient temperature, then performing a wipe test. The test is carried out over a total maximum duration of 10 days. The duration is to be defined in the product specification between customer and supplier.

This test applies to all types of lacquered (sprayed) and decorated (screen-printed, hot-stamped or pad-printed) or metallised items.
05/04/2018 - Update 21/12/2020
DT38.00 - ROLL-ON PILFER PROOF CLOSURE: REMOVAL TORQUE - TEST METHOD

Scope
This document provides a test method to measure the removal torque for ROPP closures applied to glass finishes.
02/05/2018 - Update 30/05/2018
DT39.00 - PROCEDURE AND SPECIFICATIONS FOR ESTABLISHING CONFORMITY WITH ARTICLE 6 OF THE SUP DIRECTIVE

Scope
The present data sheet is developed as collective input from Cetie to feed the CEN procedure for elaborating a harmonised standard as required in Article 6 of the EU directive [currently COD (2018) 0172 – a reference to update]. The data sheet takes the editorial form of a standard and it is proposed that it might serve as a voluntary industry reference during the development of the CEN standard up to publication in the Official Journal of the European Union giving it the status of a harmonised standard. The Cetie data sheet will then be withdrawn from available publications.
 
12/03/2019 - Update 15/09/2021
DT40.00 - DATAMATRIX HOT-END LASER MARKING ON GLASS CONTAINERS

Scope
This data sheet gives recommendations for a harmonised coding system and the positioning of the laser codes on containers according to product types and production conditions.
 
01/05/2019 - Update 06/09/2021
DT40.01 - DATAMATRIX HOT-END LASER MARKING - PROCEDURE OF ATTRIBUTION OF LINE NUMBERS

Scope
This document explains how Cetie manages the registration of the lines, attributing to each glassmaker a series of numbers corresponding to the lines he intends to equip with datamatrix laser coding.
 
 
18/06/2020 - Update 06/09/2021
DT42.01 - FEA 15 FINISHES - GAUGES FOR HEIGHT SEALING BEAD CONTROL - DIMENSION E

Scope
This data sheet describes the gauge and the method to control the height of the sealing bead of the FEA 15 or FEA 17 finish according to the E dimension as defined in the standard EN14854.
 
28/09/2020 - Update 23/04/2021
DT42.02 - FEA 15 FINISHES - GAUGES FOR LUG POSITION CONTROL - DIMENSION G

Scope
This data sheet describes the gauge to control the minimum height of the lug, from under the flange finish to upper edge of the lug of the FEA 15 finish according to the G dimension as defined in the standard EN14854.
 
28/09/2020 - Update 23/04/2021
DT42.03 - FEA 15 FINISHES - GAUGES FOR FLANGE HEIGHT CONTROL - DIMENSION D1

Scope
This data sheet describes the gauge to control the flange height of the FEA 15 finish according to the D1 dimension as defined in the standard EN14854.
 
28/09/2020 - Update 23/04/2021
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