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Packaging From February 2011 newsletter

How strong is your package?

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 consumer.

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.

Alan Campbell
+44(0)1386 842081