Technical committees

Technical Reference Documentation for Filling, Capping, and More

Cetie Standards and Best Practices Bottling Guides

Our documents are widely used across the industry without requiring membership. Non-members benefit from the contributions and expertise of our members. This open access to non-confidential knowledge and technical experience fosters common references and a consensual foundation for future standards. Cetie members gain significantly by reducing the risks and associated costs of developments through shared knowledge. Active participation in Cetie's expert network enhances the agility and innovation of our members.

Our Library Provides Information On:

  • Neck finishes geometry
  • Capping systems and their components
  • Test methods
  • Best practices for filling
  • Bottle and cap nomenclatures and glossaries
  • Packaging traceability and inspection systems
  • And more…

Cetie’s Contribution to Packaging Standardisation:

Cetie actively participates in the development of official standards through involvement with AFNOR, maintaining direct links to European (CEN) and International (ISO) standardisation bodies. Cetie holds convenorship roles in key working groups, including:

  • CEN TC261 / SC5 / WG21: Glass packaging
  • CEN TC 261 / SC5 / WG25: Rigid plastic packaging and plastic caps and lids for any packaging containing plastic
  • ISO TC63: Standardisation of glass containers made from moulded glass used as packaging

Expert Groups by Fields of Activity:

Cetie’s expert groups are composed of packaging specialists across various fields, ensuring comprehensive coverage and up-to-date information in all aspects of bottling and packaging technology.

For more information, visit our website or contact us directly to learn how Cetie can support your packaging needs and innovation efforts.

Glass packaging beverages and food
Cap manufacturers wg1
Participants : Group gathering exclusively manufacturers of ROPP metal screw caps, long and short.
WG chair : Giuseppe MENCACCI (Process innovation manager - GUALA CLOSURES S.P.A.)
Glass wg1+4
Participants : Permanent group exclusively gathering glass members who manufacture bottles and jars, and responsible of a documentation dedicated to a wide range of work items related to the downstream production of glass packaging.
WG chair : Arnaud JANIN (Direction Qualité - VERALLIA FRANCE SIÈGE / CARPE DIEM)
Glass wg3
Participants : Permanent group gathering exclusively glass members, manufacturers of bottles and jars for the beverage and food industry, in charge of the neck finishes geometry.
WG chair : Niall MC GRATH (Design Department - ENCIRC GLASS)
Glass packaging for perfumes and pharmaceutical products
Flaconnage decoration
Participants : Joint group bringing together glass flacons manufacturers, perfume makers and lacquer producers.
WG chair : Lionel NIZAN (Responsable développement parachèvement - VERESCENCE FRANCE (MERS LES BAINS))
Flaconnage geometry
Participants : Joint group bringing together glassmakers dedicated to flacon production, pump manufacturers, perfumers/brands, crimping and filling machine manufacturers.
WG chair : Lorenzo PASQUALI (Product Development Manager - BORMIOLI LUIGI S.p.A.)
Glass packaging for beverages, food, perfumery and pharmaceuticals
Design for Recycling - Glass containers
Participants : A joint group bringing together brand owners (users of glass bottles/ jars/ flacons), Glassmakers, Glass recyclers, and all experts involved in this domain (sorting machines, and so on)
WG chair : Stefano CASSANO (Chairman of Circular Economy Group - FEVE (Federation of European manufacturers of glass containers))
Glass manufacturers plenary
Participants : Permanent group gathering exclusively the members glassmakers (Manufacturers of bottles, jars and flacons).
WG chair : Katharina KALKA (Head of Global Quality Assurance - HEINZ GLAS GmbH & Co. KG aA GERMANY (KLEINTETTAU))
PET packaging beverages and food
PET plenary
Participants : Joint group bringing together plastic cap manufacturers, PET bottle & preforms manufacturers, bottlers and injection, dispensing and capping machine manufacturers.
WG chair : Alessandro FALZONI (Rigid Packaging Technologies Laboratory Director - SACMI IMOLA)
Sustainability aspects of rigid plastic and composite packaging
Participants : Joint group bringing together plastic cap manufacturers, PET bottle & preforms manufacturers, bottlers and injection, dispensing and capping machine manufacturers.
WG chair : Michael KRUEGER (CEO - CORVAGLIA MOULD AG)
Emballage PET produits de soins et d'entretien
Ad hoc group glass packaging beverage and food
Bottlers/fillers and glass manufacturers
Participants : Joint group bringing together glassmakers, brands/bottlers, and suppliers of glass containers, filling machine manufacturers, laboratories, and inspection and control machine manufacturers.
WG chair : To be elected ( - -)
Cap manufacturers wg1 and glass manufacturers wg3
Participants : Joint group bringing together the glassmakers of the WG3 group (glass finishes), suppliers of glass bottles, manufacturers of metal caps (crowns, ROPP, etc.), as well as manufacturers of capping, filling, and control machines.
WG chair : Klaus DEMBSKI (Expert für Qualität und Hygiene - KD CONSULT (For BV Glas))
Guide - Synthetic stoppers on glass bottles
Participants : Joint group bringing together manufacturers of stoppers, glassmakers, manufacturers of filling and capping machines, laboratories, and manufacturers of inspection and control machines.
WG chair : To be elected ( - -)
Reuse of food and beverages glass containers
Participants : Joint group bringing together glassmakers, bottlers, suppliers of glass containers, manufacturers of filling and washing machines, laboratories, and manufacturers of inspection and control machines.
WG chair : Dr. Markus GRUMANN (Geschäftsleitung / Managing Director - MIHO INSPEKTIONSSYSTEME GMBH)
Revision guide n°1
Participants : Joint group bringing together manufacturers of stoppers, glassmakers, bottlers (wine) and suppliers of glass containers, manufacturers of filling and capping machines, laboratories, and manufacturers of inspection and control machines.
WG chair : Jean-Marie ARACIL (Consultant - FEDERATION FRANCAISE DU LIEGE (FFL))
Revision guide n°14
Participants : Joint group bringing together manufacturers of bar top stoppers (all materials), glassmakers, bottlers (spirits) and suppliers of glass containers, manufacturers of filling and capping machines, laboratories, and manufacturers of inspection and control ma
WG chair : Crisóstomo-Joaquim RIBEIRO-FERREIRA (Directeur de la gestion produit - AMORIM CORK S.A.)
Revision guidelines n°9
Participants : Joint group bringing together manufacturers of stoppers, glassmakers, bottlers (beverages) and suppliers of glass containers, manufacturers of filling and capping machines, laboratories, and manufacturers of inspection and control machines.
WG chair : Jean-Michel RIBOULET (Oenologue - FEDERATION FRANCAISE DU LIEGE (FFL))
Dormant group - Glass packaging beverages and food
Dormant group - Glass packaging for perfumes and pharmaceutical products
Dormant group - PET packaging beverages and food
Dormant group - PET home and personal care products
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