Consumer packaging (30 videos)

A customised fixture (PDV17181) holds bottles while the MultiTest 2.5-i fitted with the flip-cap accessory measures the force to open the cap.

A puncture resistance test on flexible packaging material to international test standard BS EN 14477:2004 is conducted using a MultiTest 2.5-xt touch-screen force tester and  puncture test fixture.  The force tester is driven by Emperor software, which  controls the speed of the test stand, collects  the data, and then calculates penetration force, elongation at break and the penetration energy.

A 'loop' tack test is carried out to test standard FINAT No. 9.  A sample is prepared and the "application tack" is measured using Mecmesin's MultiTest-xt console controlled test system.  The test system is driven by Emperor software, that measures the peak force to completely separate the loop from the glass plate.

The release torque and extraction force of sparkling wine closures is measured with a Mecmesin CombiCork tester fitted with pneumatic clamps to hold different sized bottle securely in place.

A peel test on a foil sealed wine glass is conducted using a MultiTest 1-i PC-controlled force tester.  The peak and average force needed to remove the foil lid from the wine glass is measured and the results are displayed graphically using Mecmesin's Emperor force measurement software.

A customised fixture (PDV17181) holds bottles while the MultiTest 2.5-i fitted with the flip-cap accessory measures the force to open the cap.

The opening and closing torque on lipsticks is tested using a Vortex-i PC-controlled torque testing system. The torque tester is fitted with custom designed adaptors to fit different sizes of lipsticks.  The Vortex-i is driven by Mecmesin's Emperor Torque software, which gives immediate indication of "Pass" or "Fail" for each type and size of lipstick.  Results can be seen in real-time and stored for future use.

Mandrels are used when measuring the opening and closing forces associated with caps and closures on bottles, jars and other containers.  The mandrel grips the closure evenly and uniformly minimising distortion.  When used with Mecmesin's computer controlled Vortex-i motor driven torque measurement stand, readings can be made accurately and repeatably.

A 135 degree peel test is carried out on a sample of medical packaging to ensure maximum seal with minimum peel.  A custom designed vacuum fixture attached to a MultiTest-i PC-controlled force tester holds the sample firmly so that repeatable results are achieved when the lid is peeled off at a constant speed of 500 mm/min.

A 180° peel test of pressure sensitive adhesives is carried out using a FPT-H1 horizontal friction peel tear tester and a 180° peel test fixture kit. This is suitable for testing to a range of peel testing standards including FINAT No 1 and 3, ASTM D3330, Afera 5001, BS EN 1939 and PSTC 101.