PRIMARY PACKAGING LAB

Environmental Conditions Testing

In today’s worldwide markets, packaged-products are likely to be shipped to, or at least through, a diverse array of climates. Environmental condition testing is important in helping to develop packaging that can withstand various temperatures and humidity levels – and more importantly the rapid and constant changing of these variables that a package can experience.

Our environmental control equipment can replicate various temperatures and humidity levels so that packages and their components can be studied for durability in all conditions.

Package materials testing, as well as package evaluation and testing, are important parts of the research and development process. Testing helps ensure that new primary packaging materials and package designs are created specifically to handle real-world situations.

Standards:

ASTM
ISO
ISTA

ASTM International

More than 30,000 people from 150 countries create and update standards through ASTM International, one of the world’s most respected standards development organizations. The high quality of ASTM International standards is driven by the expertise and judgment of members who represent industry, governments, academia, trade groups, consumers, and others. Their contributions are why ASTM International standards are known for high quality and market relevance across many industries. About 150 committees (with over 2,000 subcommittees) meet face-to-face and virtually, using tools like electronic balloting and online collaboration areas, to develop standards. ASTM International publishes those standards shortly thereafter

ISO – International Organization for Standardization

International Standards make things work. They give world-class specifications for products, services and systems, to ensure quality, safety and efficiency. They are instrumental in facilitating international trade. ISO has published 22204 International Standards and related documents, covering almost every industry, from technology, to food safety, to agriculture and healthcare. ISO International Standards impact everyone, everywhere. ISO is an independent, non-governmental international organization with a membership of 161 national standards bodies. Through its members, it brings together experts to share knowledge and develop voluntary, consensus-based, market relevant International Standards that support innovation and provide solutions to global challenges.

ISTA – International Safe Trade Association

The International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) is a global alliance of shippers, carriers, suppliers, testing laboratories, and educational and research institutions focused on the specific concerns of transport packaging. We help our members control costs, damage, and resources during the distribution of packaged-products by creating and publishing laboratory preshipment testing Procedures, certifying Packaging Laboratories, certifying Packaging Laboratory Professionals, certifying packaged-products and providing education, training, and support.
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Equipment:

Benchtop Freeze Dryer

MillRock Technologies

The BENCHTOP Series boasts a 2L per 24 hour condensing rate. For water based samples, –48C condenser is the perfect choice. For samples containing solvents or with low eutectic points, –85C condenser provides maximum performance.

Humidity Chamber

Russell’s Technical Products

Wide temperature range of 0° to 60°C enhances the flexibility of this unit. Relative humidity control is via a steam generator from above that keeps the ambient air to 95% humidity at 37°C. A phenolic-coated evaporator is available for use with applications that create corrosive byproducts. 

Environmental Chamber: