Materials Testing

In addition to testing the strength and integrity of packaging, Advanced Packaging Technology Laboratories also tests the component materials that make-up the packaging. The physical and chemical properties and barrier capabilities are important characteristics to aid in the design process.

Although suppliers provide documentation supporting the physical and chemical properties of the materials, there are circumstances that often require additional material and component testing. Our team of engineers and technicians are well-versed in the most current testing standards and can help package designers translate the test results into package design options.

For example, plastic film supporting documentation might include:

  • Tensile strength (MD and CD)
  • Elongation
  • Elastic modulus
  • Surface energy,
  • Thickness
  • Moisture vapor transmission rate,
  • Oxygen transmission rate,
  • Heat seal strength, heat sealing conditions
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Materials Testing

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Tensile Test Machine – Utilized for Sensitive Tensile and Compression Tests for Paper, Plastic and Composite Materials

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Tensile Test Machine – Utilized for Sensitive Tensile and Compression Tests for Paper, Plastic and Composite Materials

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Tensile Test Machine — Heavy Duty Tensile and Compression Tests

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STFI Short Span Compression Test for Paper

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Elmendorf Level Test

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BT Puncture Test of Heavy Seal Bottle

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Gelbo Flex Tester — Plastic Cycling Testing for Pinhole Stress Points

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Edge Crush Tester for measuring Corrugated and Laminate Materials Strength

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Mullen Burst Tester — Measure Corrugated and Paper Material Strength

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Multiwall Corrugated Puncture Test

Materials Testing - BT Puncture Test of Cup Seal

BT Puncture Test of Cup Seal

Materials Testing - BT Puncture Test of Heavy Gauge 1 gallon Bottle Seal

BT Puncture Test of Heavy Gauge 1 gallon Bottle Seal

Materials Testing - Elmendorf Tear Test

Elmendorf Tear Test

Materials Testing - Gelbo Plastic Flex Test

Gelbo Plastic Flex Test

Materials Testing - High Elongation Tensile Test

High Elongation Tensile Test

Materials Testing - High Strength Tensile Test of Web Strap

High Strength Tensile Test of Web Strap

Materials Testing - Product Testing - Plastic Fork Compression

Plastic Fork Compression

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Spray Pump Actuator Test

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Meet the Materials Packaging Team

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AJ Isbell

Materials Testing Manager

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Aileen Berliner

Materials Lab Technician

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Jennifer Liace

Materials Lab Technician