Surface treatments allow to greatly extend and implement the functional and aesthetic properties of glass articles. Stazione Sperimentale del Vetro provides technical and analytical support to companies in the whole glass industrial sector, offering an integrated range of characterization services: UV-VIS, FTIR and micro-FTIR spectrophotometric analysis, XRD analysis on thin films, microscopic investigations with FE-SEM + EDX and WDX probes, analysis on hot and cold treatments of containers, etc.