Stazione Sperimentale del Vetro (SSV), active in Murano-Venezia since 1956, is an international research center and a specialized testing laboratory accredited UNI CEI EN ISO/IEC 17025, and provides technical and scientific support to the entire supply chain of glass: producers, manufactorers, users of glass, producers of raw materials, refractories and systems for the glass industry.

More than fifty people, including graduates, engineers and specialised technicians, work in laboratories equipped with the latest generation of scientific instruments, developing applied research projects, providing technical assistance services and carrying out quality control, certification and compliance tests in the various application sectors of the glass industry: hollow glass, flat glass for the building industry and for transport, household articles, technical glass, glass fibres and artistic glass.

SSV currently operates as a non-profit public owned joint-stock consortium company, whose majority of shares are held by the Chamber of Commerce of Venice, Rovigo and Delta Lagunare, the rest being property of Assovetro, the Italian association of industrials of the glass sector.

SSV’s laboratories are located in two sites: the historical headquarters is on the island of Murano, and houses most of the laboratories, while the flat glass division has been moved to the VEGA scientific-technological park, in Porto Marghera (mainland), since 2001.