Transit packaging (6 videos)

Evolving test methods from Mullen Burst Test to Edge Crush Test (ECT). This test method is applicable to ISO 3037, ISO 13821, TAPPI T811, TAPPI T838, TAPPI T839 and FEFCO 8. Edge Crush Guide Blocks are used to support the corrugated fibreboard test piece initially until collapse.
NOTE: This video shows a fixed upper compression plate, however, a self-adjusting or guided compression fixture is recommended.

Flat Crush Test of corrugated fibreboard. This test is applicable to ISO 3035, TAPPI T825 and similar rigid support methods. The accuracy of this test is greatly enhanced by self-adjusting compression plates, or ultimately by a precision guide fixture. This video shows an upper self-adjusting compression plate.

MultiTest-dV motorised force and materials tester for use with a force gauge, gauge plus VectorPro Lite software, or with an ELS Enhanced Load Sensor and VectorPro MT materials testing software. A versatile entry-level tensile and compression test system for fundamental testing of a range of products and raw materials property calculation.

Ring Crush Test (RCT) of paperboard, such as liner for corrugated fibreboard packaging material. This test method is applicable to ISO 12192, TAPPI T822 and similar. The accuracy of the test is optimised by self-adjusting or ideally a precision guide fixture to keep the upper and lower plates exactly parallel.

Mecmesin has designed a custom-made fixture to measure the force required to bend card and paper to 45° and 90°.  The fixture is used with a MDD manual test stand and an AFG Advanced Force Gauge.  It can be used to test a range of cards and paper of different thickness and widths, providing information that will be useful when designing packaging and also for production staff concerned about the quality of paper and card.

A tensile test is performed to test the integrity of beverage basket carriers and cardboard box packaging.  The test ensures optimimum production line efficiency and that consistent standards of packaging quality are maintained. The tests are conducted on a Mecmesin motorised tensile tester combined with a custom-designed vacuum test fixture, to ensure the tests are performed at a consistent speed to gain better accuracy.