How does Logimarkt test your packaging

Our test engineers and experts are always up to date with the latest packaging tests and we can conduct multiple types of tests, no matter the challenge your packaging encounters during its flow.

Take your mind away from possible damage to your goods and put your packaging to the test with Logimarkt!

As a multi solutions manufacturer for packaging, Logimarkt ensures the best protection for your products when it comes to shipping or storage them. Goods protection and package integrity are the most important keys when Logimarkt develops a packaging solution.

We are a reliable partner for your logistics, therefore we do not stop supporting your business, after production and delivery for the ordered packaging. No matter if the packaging is manufactured by Logimarkt or any other producer, made from plastic or cardboard, we can make packaging tests that you need to cover, mostly when the end user of the goods is requesting them.

Our specialists work hand in hand with your team, to comprehend your packaging needs for all phases in shipping and storage processes. We provide guidance and counseling for enhancements to make, so that we can together achieve zero damage to your shipped or stored products. Your success is our key indicator for a job well done.

The process in a Logimarkt package testing project consists in a few steps, starting with establishing what kind of tests we need to do and double check if there is no other environmental stress test for packaging left to be done.

The next step would be the tests themselves, in which we simulate the environmental properties your packaging will face in transit, storage or at the end user. The tests are made with specific cutting-edge technology machines that guarantee the highest accuracy and reliability in simulating the reality in every test they operate.

We can make various tests for boxes, totes, pallets, containers, etc.  and we would like to line up a few that are most common in the packaging testing area. In every single test we make, the indicators and results are documented, as well as a recommended solution for improvement if necessary, based on our wide expertise in packaging and especially in multiple protection solutions for packaging.

Shock/Impact testing – Packaging are always at risk to be bumped or dropped and goods can be easily damaged. This shock risk is always present when the goods are in transit or handled. We put the packaging to the test and document the results for you. The test consists in simulating the impact between boxes or for containers between themselves or between a container and a forklift. We use a platform inclination that is about 6 degrees, but we can customize it if needed to get accurate results. Also, we can conduct a cross testing if cushioning or other protective materials would get better protective results for the packaged products. This test it is made best in combination with vibration test.

Vibration test

Vibration test – is made for different levels of vibration intensity. Logimarkt can test the packaging for vibrations during transport, with repetitive vibrations or random ones. This way, we simulate the potentially damaging conditions and discover the intensity for vibrations in which it is highly possible to damage your products and packaging. Thus, you can relax and concentrate on other projects when you know for sure that in transit, your products or components have the perfect protection packaging and no extra costs and problems will occur, regarding to damaged parts. This test is made best in combination with shock test.

Horizontal shock testing

Horizontal shock testing – this test is usually made for testing the shock consequences on the products and packaging due to railcar coupling. Also, it is ideal for any other horizontal impacts like truck docking or rough forklift handling. Our test engineers can adjust the intensity of the horizontal impact test depending on the application for the packaging and we can simulate different types of transportation hazards that can occur on your products.

Compression-pressure test

Compression/pressure test – is made to measure the safety strength supported by a package when compressed it. The test consists in applying an increasing pressure on the boxes or containers, until we set the maximum safety force for the packed products or for the packaging itself. The data obtained after a compression or pressure test is important when you need to know for sure just how much of load can you stack safely on a pallet or container.

Drop test – it is made just for boxes.  From a specific height, depending on the application and box type, the box is dropped several times, usually 10 times. The contact with the ground must be done once with the most fragile corner, three times with the three edges coming from that corner, and finally six times with the all six faces of the box.  After drops are finished, our specialists inspects first the box for damage and then the inside products for any signs of deterioration. The following are closely inspected: if the products position and location is changed after the drop tests, if any cosmetic damage is present on the box or products, if any damage is present to the product itself and if functional damage is present for the box or product. Slightly small cosmetic signs are normal to appear on the box if it is made from cardboard, but the main purpose of this test is for the internal products to be unharmed and in perfect condition after testing.

Edge drop test

Edge drop test – it is made for big boxes or containers and it consists in placing a container’s edge on to a support block. The other edge is then lifted to a specific height and dropped quickly so that the container edge falls directly on the ground, which is best to be from concrete.  Multiple drops must be made for the test to be documented.

Pallet in rack test

Pallet in rack test – is a special test made for plastic pallets only, when stored in high metallic racks. First, the pallet is placed on two metallic traverses, with a specific space between them, usually 1 meter. Then, the pallet is loaded evenly with sand bags of 25 kg/each. The bending of the pallet is measured constantly during a 7 day period, and must not be higher than 20 mm. The test is repeated in several locations of the metallic rack. The final documentation is provided to you so that your racking system offers safety not only for the products and packaging, but mostly important for the employees in the warehouse that constantly handle the pallets and goods.

Tilt test – it is made to provide important information about packaging stability, usually for stack pallets wrapped in plastic foil, to get extremely important information on what happens when rough truck transit takes place. Logimarkt conducts the tilt test by placing an experimental load pallet under various bending angles and stress, to measure its film, wrapping technique and number of film layers efficiency. This way we can simulate the real life G-force implicated in sudden movements in transit. With this type of test, our goal is to get documented results for you and recommend the ideal plastic foil to wrap the load, required tension, wrapping technique to hold the pallet load steady during transport. We can also recommend what kind of wrapping machine settings to use for optimal results.

Atmosphere testing

Atmosphere testing – this test is made to analyze the packaging reaction and modifications when various humidity values and temperature conditions are simulated, to achieve the environment conditions that are present in transit or warehouses. Logimarkt’s atmosphere testing chamber allows testing the packaging behavior when exposed to temperatures from   – 40 °C, up to + 90 °C and humidity values from 5% up to 95%. This way, you know exactly how your packaging will behave under climate and humidity test, so you do not leave your packaging and products to chance.

Analysis for end interest “AEI” test

Analysis for end interest “AEI” test – this test represents a simulation mode that uses special software for evaluation and spotting the effects when a certain pressure or stress is applied on the packaging, but with a special end interest which is to get the ideal design and resistance for the packaging, with minimal costs. This method of software packaging test is ideal to apply on thermoformed solutions to discover the ideal design and thickness for the material. We take first into consideration the application type in which they will be used and the estimated pressure that the packaging will meet in the entire flow.