Testing of Sustainable Packaging: how we ensure quality standards for packaging

Two major aspects must be tested thoroughly to ensure your packages arrive safely at their destination. In this blog, we elaborate on the testing of sustainable packaging.

When ordering equipment and other goods, the most important thing is that they arrive undamaged. This is especially true for rotary printing screens, as they are a critical factor in the printing process. Transportation is an important risk for potential damage, meaning the transportation process must be thoroughly tested. The same is true for handling, being one of the leading causes of damage.

Our previous blog mentioned the three main benefits of sustainable packaging. Of course, the packaging must be tested thoroughly to ensure it still provides the best protection for its contents. Therefore, this blog will explain how we make sure our high-quality standards are being met.

1. Transport Tests

The screen boxes are placed and secured on a vibration table with a heavy weight to enable transportation testing. The screen boxes are laid on their small side, fixated and vibrated for one and a half hours, simulating a truck ride. After that, the screen boxes are vibrated again separately for one hour, simulating a light truck ride.

Random vibration testFigure 1: Random Vibration Tests

After that, our screen experts tested shipments without inner tubes. All test results show comparable or improved durability and quality performances as our previous packages. The tubeless packaging of 64cm repeat screens shows fewer wrinkles than packing screens with tubes.

2. Handling Tests

Three tests are being carried out to test the quality of packaging during handling based on real-life scenarios. The first test simulates the scenario where two persons carry the box, and one person drops the box. This scenario has to be tested, as it contains a lot of risks of breaking the screens.

Secondly, the handling of boxes during storage and transportation is tested. This is the most common handling of the packages and needs to be tested in detail. We test this by storing the boxes in the warehouse, sliding them into the rack and dropping them from a height.

valproef simulatie logistieke handlingFigure 2: Simulation of Handling by Falling Test

The screen boxes are stacked at an angle for several days for the third and last handling tests to simulate the storage of screens at our customers' sites. The goal of this test is for the bottom box to stay in shape when packages are stacked on it.

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