The Importance and Benefits of Packaging Testing
As companies strive to win in an increasingly competitive marketplace, they want their products to arrive safe, sound, and free from warranty issues. The most important thing is to update their packaging test instruments for good quality work. To ensure this, companies must be confident that their packaging suppliers have a high degree of expertise and packaging design to support them in shipping their products worldwide. Testing could be vital to this success; FCA has an ISTA-accredited packaging lab. The testing must be conducted before manufacturing the final product, and a correctly updated lab testing machine must be used.
Packaging Testing gives customers confidence that the packaging we design and manufacture will withstand specified shipping and handling conditions. FCA can test this product internally in ISTA certified packaging lab for a specific size. Drop tests, compression tests, impact tests, and shaking table tests are possible. FCA has FEA testing capabilities for more oversized items that may not contribute much to actual product testing. Together with a 3D model of your product, we can design and test the packages we build for you to ensure suitability, performance, and feasibility.
FCA has unparalleled knowledge of wood, steel, and hybrid materials used in product development. Our ability to test materials has played a significant role in designing and manufacturing high-quality packages at the lowest possible prices due to their properties, application capabilities, and breadth.
Ease of use and handling
This type of test affects people and is responsible for two things. The first is how easy or complex it is to handle, unload and load packages and related products. FCA will visit your facility to understand better how products are manufactured and processed and when they are connected to packaging to ensure productivity, eliminate line downtime and install. You can achieve a successful packaging sequence that minimizes area and ensures that products can be combined. We frequently work at our customers’ plants to ensure that packaging is ready on the production line and after transportation to the packaging area. We design the optimum process for your production environment.
Methods for Package testing
Dimensional measurements, such as height, are taken to ensure that the bottles pass through the production line without clogging. Wall thickness dimensions are measured at various points to ensure consistent structural integrity. Since bottles are usually stacked on pallets before shipment, a whole load test is required to check the rigidity and ensure that the bottles can withstand such packing forces.
A digital force gauge is typically used to perform these tests. A compression plate is attached that applies force to the top of the bottle. The bottle height can be determined by programming the tester to move the crosshead down with just enough force to touch the top of the bottle.
After this initial stage, the bottle is compressed to a programmed displacement point, and a force measurement is taken. The initial bottle height and the force at that particular displacement point must be within tolerances defined by the quality department to ensure that the bottle performs its intended function on the liquid it contains.
Seals that package foods such as cookies, chips, cereals, and yogurt are extensively tested to ensure proper performance.
There are diverse styles of peel assessments and various consequences that want a checking out device, including a Lloyd LS1 checking out machine. A routine check is to reduce a strip. This is one inch extensive and 4 inches lengthy with the seal inside the center. This is usually called a T-Peel.
The ends of the T-Peel are located in grips, and the specimen is pulled aside at a pre-programmed check velocity so that the fabric is pulled aside uniformly.
Burst Strength Test
To test the integrity of the entire bag, burst power checking out is undertaken. The sealed bag is compressed among plates that allow you to file the most pressure before the bag bursts. Undertaking this unique check ensures that the meals merchandise inside the bag stays sparkling and isn’t broken as pressure is implemented while baggage is packed collectively or stacked.
Of course, those are just a few examples of the assessments implemented to packaging that allows you to defend the goods being packaged.