Tensile strength test equipment
A tensile strength test is a mechanical test performed on packaging materials to determine the maximum load that can be
applied to a material before it ruptures or tears. In essence it is a 'pulling' test used to measure the strength of paper, board and plastics.
The material will show elastic behaviour up to a certain point and then rupture. The test can be adapted to different needs - it can be used to
measure the strength or elongation of a material and its tearing resistance, as well as the force required to separate a seal.
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.
List of all packaging analysis and tests available.
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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
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