Testing Alternative & Eco-friendly Packaging Materials
Easing The Challenge of Developing And Using New Environmentally Friendly Packaging Materials
To achieve the same level of protection and performance, your new and alternative packaging materials need to demonstrate the same consistent and robust reliability as the original materials, before any substitution can take place.
Manufacturers and product brands need that confirmation, proven beyond a doubt, that the sustainable materials will deliver a like for like, compatible performance on a demanding, automated packaging line, before they can be put into daily use.
And there may be several new elements making up the new packaging. These might include eco-friendly films, as well as substrates and inks, that need to have their individual and collective run-ability proven, in the creation of the alternative packaging.
The consequential costs, and loss of reputation, if you get it wrong, are a high a price to pay, if the items fail through insufficient and inappropriate quality testing.
The good news is that there are many reliable and internationally standardised test methods available for trialling your new, innovative materials. The standards have been developed over decades. Our experts have been in the physical testing market for over 25 years and are here to help you choose the most appropriate methodology.
From laboratory sheet formation, with the Rapid Köthen Sheet Former, to the exploration of the handle of tissue and non-woven, flexible materials with the Thwing Albert Handle-o-Meter, which helps to understand the friction, stiffness, thickness, softness and compressibility of the materials.
For the air permeability of filter papers, non-wovens and textile fabrics, we have the Akustron Air Permeability Tester and for liquid permeability, amongst other options, the Gurley Standard Densometers.
With years of experience behind us we’re used to helping customers “think outside the box“ and we can suggest established testing techniques, to critically evaluate your new materials.
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