PRIMARY PACKAGING LAB

Headspace Gas Analysis Testing

Headspace gas analyzing refers to the measuring of O2 or CO2 concentrations within a package.

This testing is imperative for accurate shelf-life predictions of finished packages, including MAP (Modified Atmosphere Packaging) and vacuum-packed products.

Sample testing is necessary as the atmosphere in a package cannot be strictly and indefinitely controlled; it can only be modified.

The PAC CHECK Systems are used in production, quality control, and R&D applications. This measures O2 or CO2 concentrations with small sample amounts collected manually or automatically. The same analyzer can be used for both flexible and rigid packaging. This instrument is certified traceable to NIST as an added feature for the quality conscious producer. This equipment conforms to UL Std. 3101-1.

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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