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.
Packaging must be able to withstand the rigours of distribution and storage.
Different tests can be performed to assess the quality of paper or board.
Testing of canned products within metal packaging may be required for various reasons including product/pack compatibility.
Different tests can be performed to assess the quality and strength of plastics.
Ensuring the correct gas composition and gas:product volume ratio is critical.
Microscopy can use a range of techniques to examine packaging materials including plastic and metal.
Packaging must not transfer its constituents into food to the detriment of the food's quality.
We can assess internal and external dimensions for any defects and breaching of critical seam parameters
List of all packaging analysis and tests available.
The Campden BRI group companies listed below are both accredited in accordance with the recognised International Standard
ISO17025:2017 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 www.ukas.com
Campden BRI (Chipping Campden) Limited is a UKAS accredited testing laboratory No. 1079
Campden BRI (Nutfield) is a UKAS accredited testing laboratory No. 1207