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What type of testing capabilities does the Materials Science Lab have?

The Materials Science Lab has equipment to support analytical testing, application testing, and mechanical testing for film, bags, fitments, and pouches.

Testing is all about determining fitness for use. The lab team develops tests by looking at what products go through in every part of the process from production through end use. The lab team then distills that whole process into a few reliable tests that can be done in the lab to determine fitness for use in a timely fashion.  Our tests and testing equipment includes:

  • Vibration Table
  • Material Durability Analysis 
  • Gelbo Flex Resistance
  • Drop Testing 
  • Evacuation Tests
  • OTR (oxygen transmission rate) 
  • Fitment Testing
  • Tensile, elongation, tear, and puncture tests for barrier films
  • Pilot Line for New Film Trials 
  • ... and More!

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Get an Inside Look at Our Materials Science Lab!

Located at our headquarters in Northlake, Illinois, this fully-equipped lab is staffed by expert scientists with chemistry and engineering backgrounds who develop testing methods supporting all of our locations across the globe, as well as technicians that operate the lab’s sophisticated analytical equipment. The team helps verify and ensure that our products meet goals and regulations and protect customers’ products from filling through final dispensing.

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