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Packaging leak detection

Packaging leak detection

Leaks in packs compromise both product safety and quality. Leaks can be detected in packs such as pouches - for example when troubleshooting packaging problems - and as part of seal strength assessment.

Dye penetration testing

Dye penetration testing can detect leaks in packs down to approx 10 microns and are conducted over a period of 24 hours. These tests are especially effective for testing leaks in the seal area of the pack.

Underwater vacuum/bubble emission testing

Underwater vacuum/bubble emission testing can detect leaks in packs down to approx 250 microns. These tests are widely used in the food industry as quick off-line checks during production and packing.

Can leak testing

Can leak testing involves internal pressurisation of cans with air to test for any leaks in the seams. The cans are held underwater and any leaks will be seen as a stream of bubbles emitted from the can seam.

Contact us

If you would like further information please email us at or call our switchboard on +44(0)1386 842000 and they will be happy to direct your call to the relevant person.

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