How strong is your package?
From February 2011 newsletter
As well as being suitable for the food it contains and the
processing conditions it encounters, food packaging must
also be able to withstand the rigours of distribution and
storage - in short, everything that might happen to it from
when it leaves the process line until the food is used by the
We have a comprehensive series of packaging tests to evaluate packaging performance by replicating distribution hazards and reproducing the damage that might be caused. These include compression, peel and burst testing, and complement those on analysis of the properties of the materials themselves, and of migration of components into food.
To see a video showing these strength tests in action, including a new clip on tensile strength testing, visit our latest videos page.