Our plastic packaging is developed and tested to withstand shipping, stocking, and handling; all in our in-house laboratory.

Having attention-grabbing packaging is just half of the equation in plastic packaging. What good is a beautiful package if it falls apart or damages a product? At Packaging Personified we guarantee quality above all other aspects. We use the latest lab testing methods to ensure our products success and the continued integrity of the packaging for your product.

To ensure the optimum performance within your packaging, Packaging Personified will help you understand what package testings are important for the success of your packaging needs.

Lab Capabilities

  • Dart Impact (ASTM D -1709) – A weighted dart is dropped from a pre-determined height to evaluate the impact strength or toughness of a plastic film.
  • Coefficient of Friction (ASTM D -1894) – A heavy block of metal is dragged across plastic film to calculate the kinetic or moving resistance versus the static or starting friction.
  • Scuff Resistance – Hit against multiple objects to determine if the printed material is resistant to disrupting the image.
  • Tear Resistance (ASTM D -1922) – Using an Elmendorf swing tester, a weight pushes through the material and measures the resistance the film gives. By measuring the machine direction and transverse direction, we can see if the film is balanced.
  • Tensile Peak Stress (ASTM D -882) – A machine pulls the film in opposite directions until it breaks. That measurement is the amount of force a film can handle before it fails.
  • Yield Strength (ASTM D-882) – Using the same test as tensile peak stress, the film is measured to find the maximum amount of stress that can be applied to film without causing a deformity. This is usually performed for thin sheeting and film less than 1 mm thick.
  • Secant Modulus (ASTM D-882) – Calculating the crispness or stiffness of a film, this is essential for film that will be loaded into machinery and has to hold its shape until it is seal with heat.
  • Film Shrink – Measured before and after application, the measurements are used to find the bi-directional percentage of shrinkage when put into application. This measurement helps determine sizing for specific manufacturing and how it will react in different conditions.
  • Film Opacity – While some film is extremely clear, others are a solid color that does not allow light to pass. Machines that measure the amount of light that passes through the film help determine the opacity of a material.
  • Elongation (ASTM D -882) – Much like the Tensile Peak Stress, this test measures the total percentage of film stretch from start to breakage point. Instead of being measured in work applied, it is notated as a percentage of additional give the material can survive.
  • Digital Ink Color Matching – Using X-Rite equipment, a measurement of CIE L*A*B color is matched to original ink and Pantone colors. The matching of these colors is essential to many different industries like pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and food.
  • UPC Verification – All UPC codes are checked for consistency and readability. Scanability is notated by using laser scanners to ensure all bar codes read properly.

With our on-site lab testing services, we are able to increase product test success rates, measure product characteristics, and identify alternative options in film blends. The ability to conduct comparative properties analysis on various packaging materials improves existing products by identifying the optimal material properties for each custom application.