How does Logimarkt test the packaging
Logimarkt’s test engineers and experts are always up to date with the latest packaging tests and can conduct multiple types of testing, no matter the challenge the packaging encounters during its flow.
As the integrity of transported or stored goods is the core of our business, Logimarkt conducts complete test runs to reduce or prevent any damage that could occur later in the packaging’s life cycle.
The testing facility is a separate service, open for all types of packaging (plastic, cardboard, metal).
By looking at the product’s path from warehouse to retail or end user, a testing circuit is developed to cover all possible risks that might occur along the way. The target is to achieve zero damage to stored or shipped products.
Cutting-edge machines are tuned to simulate real-life situations and guarantee the accuracy and reliability of the tests.
All tests are documented and followed by improvement suggestions, using our experience with a wide array of protective packaging solutions.
Shock/ Impact testing
Containers of all sorts risk getting dropped or bumped. This risk is constantly present while the goods are in transit or are being manipulated.
The test simulates the impact between boxes or other objects (i.e. a forklift). Comparative tests using protective materials like cushions are also done. This test is best made in combination with a vibration test.
Transport is best simulated using vibration tests.
The test is carried out using constant and intermittent vibrations. Intensity is increased up to the point of breaking to find the breaking point of every given package or product. This is then compared to possible real-life situations. The vibration test is usually made in combination with the shock test.
Compression/ Pressure test
The compression test defines the stackability of a given package.
Compression is increased to define the breaking point, and this establishes the stackability for boxes, pallets or other containers, both static and on the road.
This test is deployed only for boxes.
Boxes are dropped from a specific height depending on their applications. Ten drops are consequently made: first on its most fragile corner, then one drop on each adjacent edge, and one on each face of the box. After the drops, the box and its content are inspected for damages: both aesthetic and functional damage is assessed. The position of the items inside the box is also a factor. The purpose of the test is to ensure perfect protection for the goods.
Edge drop test
This test is implemented for big boxes or containers.
The packaging is dropped from a certain height on its edge onto a concrete floor. After multiple drops, the results are written down.
Pallet in rack test
This is a specialized test for plastic pallets stored in high metallic racks.
Plastic pallets are laid on a metal rack and loaded with sandbags. The bending of the pallet is measured over a 7 days period. It must not exceed 20 mm. This test is done in different places of the metallic rack to ensure the safety of both the product and the personnel.
This is usually implemented to test the stability of products stacked on pallets and wrapped in plastic foil.
The test is conducted by placing the load under various angles and stress. The quality of the cling film, wrapping technique and the number of layers necessary is evaluated to withstand transportation conditions. The documentation implies recommendations for the type of cling film, required tension and also the wrapping machine’s settings if needed.
This test is meant to analyze the packaging stability under various humidity and temperature conditions.
A testing chamber allows varying temperatures from -40 °C up to +90 °C and humidity values between 5% and 95%. The results are used to set the limits for the tested packaging solution when you want to leave the stress of climate conditions behind.
Analysis for end interest “AEI” test
This is a software simulation that tests pressure.
It is used mainly for thermoformed trays to determine the ideal shape and material thickness (when designing new items) or to point out the stress limits of an existing package. Being a design tool, it is an efficient way of determining parameters without prototyping or testing.