Technical analysis of flexible packaging materials saves time to the production process, by avoiding unnecessary and time-consuming trials on the machine. Its main role is to predict the behavior of the packaging material on the machine and provide guidelines to the operators.
Technical analysis is also applied for troubleshooting and specifies the quality of the final packaging material.
Our laboratory focuses on packaging testing and performs the below test methods to flexible packaging material and final packages.
|Bond strength||(ASTM F904)|
|Tensile testing||(ASTM D882)|
|Tearing resistance||(ASTM D1938)|
|Seal strength testing and seal curves||(DIN 55529)|
|Coefficient of Friction testing (CoF)||(ISO 8295)|
|Dart drop resistance||(ASTM D1709)|
|Blocking force||(ASTM D3354)|
|Permeability, oxygen transmittion rate (OTR)||(ASTM D3985)|
|Permeability, water vapor transmition rate (WVTR)||(ASTM F1249)|
|Cobb test (Oil resistant paper materials)||(TAPPI T 441)|
|Kit test (Water resistant paper materials)||(TAPPI T 559)|
|Resistance of inks to mechanical stretching (Scratch, adhesion, scuff, wrinkle)||(Internal methods based on FTM series)|
|Resistance of inks against other substances (Water, oil, alcohol, acid, detergents)||(ISO 2836)|
The aforementioned test methods are only a sample of what we are able to offer. The laboratory develops new methods or alternative to the existing, when necessary. Please contact us for further inquiries.