A product’s packaging must prevent its deterioration during storage over the duration of its shelf life, so the testing of packaging materials and packaging components is a vital aspect of Quality Control.
While package testing usually determines physical properties, chemical testing is also important; especially to the pharmaceutical and food industries. We have extensive experience of testing using both qualitative and quantitative techniques.
Extractables & Leachables
Extractables and Leachables are materials that migrate from the packaging and may contaminate the product. Initial studies require a comprehensive screening to identify possible unwanted extractable and leachable materials; however, once these have been identified, simpler routine tests can be applied for the ongoing monitoring of specific contaminants.
The unwanted presence of oxygen in packaged products may cause their deterioration through oxidation. The initial analytical challenge is obtaining an accurately from atmospheric oxygen in the process. We have developed bespoke in house sampling techniques for commonly used packaging forms such as blister packs and glass vials. Contact our Projects Team [link to Projects email] for more information.
Explore some of the techniques we commonly use for the testing of packaging materials: