Compression test

Compression test

Compression testing is designed to evaluate how much weight a package can withstand, and is particularly relevant to those in the distribution chain and those producing the packaging raw material. It is typically used for evaluating the strength of tertiary packaging, such as stacked boxes, but is equally applicable to stacks of yoghurt pots, for example, and has recently been found to be very useful for testing how much vertical load glass containers can tolerate. The test involves applying an external load to the packaging to replicate the load that is applied during storage and distribution. A load is applied to the container until failure or up to its nominal load.

This is one of a suite of packaging strength methods available from Campden BRI related to transit testing or distribution chain testing.

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Where we refer to UKAS Accreditation

The Campden BRI group companies listed below are both accredited in accordance with the recognised International Standard ISO/IEC 17025:2005 by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). The accreditation demonstrates technical competence for a defined scope of methods, specific to each site, as detailed in the schedules of accreditation bearing the testing laboratory number. The schedules may be revised from time to time and reissued by UKAS. The most recent issue of the schedules are available from the UKAS website

Campden BRI (Chipping Campden) Limited is a UKAS accredited testing laboratory No. 1079 Campden BRI (Nutfield) is a UKAS accredited testing laboratory No. 1207