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SGS’s packaging performance testing is simple, fast and efficient.

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Ensure customers receive goods in acceptable condition and avoid losses caused by transportation, handling and storage with reliable good quality packaging. Our packaging performance testing will ensure your packaging materials meet your specification and provide the protection and stability required.

We conduct tests including:

  • Physical and Mechanical (shock, vibration and stacking etc.)
  • Stability
  • Packaging migration (cosmetic products)
  • Weather and aging
  • Material strength
  • Print quality
  • Chemicals
  • International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) testing

In the EU packaging and packaging waste are regulated by Directive 94/62/EC. For higher levels of environmental protection packaging can also be tested against Directive 94/62/EC Reduction of heavy metals, Decision 97/129/EC Harmonization of national measures, and Decision 1999/177/EC Conditions derogation for plastic crates and pallets.

In the United States the Toxic Packaging Clearinghouse (TPCH) promotes the Model Toxics in Packaging Law.

Primary and secondary packaging products tested include paper – corrugated and plastics products, paper and plastic bags, paperboard boxed, pallets, plastic bottles and film, and glass.

Improve customer satisfaction and reduce losses with packaging performance testing from SGS.