What Is ISO 9100?

by Jillian O'Keeffe - Updated September 26, 2017
Glass containers can have vacuum lugs for sealing.

ISO 9100 covers vacuum lug finishes. ISO, or the International Organization for Standardization, standards ensure that products will work together no matter what country they are manufactured in.

What It Covers

ISO standard 9100 is a written standard for types of vacuum lug finishes for glass containers. The ISO is split into sections, each dealing with a particular type and size of lug to fit certain glass containers.

Date Created

ISO 9100 was written and published in 2005. It is available for download on the ISO website for a fee.

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Vacuum Lugs

Vacuum lugs are seals that create a vacuum in the container they are pressed or rotated onto. Standardizing these vacuum lugs means easier and more secure fitting and a wider distribution potential for manufacturers, especially in conjunction with ISO standard glass container specifications.

About the Author

Jillian O'Keeffe has been a freelance writer since 2009. Her work appears in regional Irish newspapers including "The Connacht Tribune" and the "Sentinel." O'Keeffe has a Master of Arts in journalism from the National University of Ireland, Galway and a Bachelor of Science in microbiology from University College Cork.

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