Materials Testing

We can help you demonstrate the quality, safety and compliance of your raw materials, packaging and products to international standards. Learn about our wide range of standard and non-standard testing services for paper, board and plastic materials. Our experts can handle everything from a simple material assessment to the most demanding and complex of technical issues.

Smithers Pira offers an extensive range of material tests in the areas listed on the right. You can browse each section to see our full range of tests. We are always happy to talk to you about the suitability of particular tests, so please make contact with the Smithers Pira expert shown if you have questions about the test itself or the support you need for your particular project or issue.

We are also expert in designing and validating bespoke tests. See our Packaging Technical Consultancy Section for details or contact us to talk further.

The wide range of tests available (both standard and customised), provide an objective understanding of materials in conversion and in their final application. Combined with our thermally-controlled facilities, we are able to satisfy even the most demanding testing requirements for a diverse customer base.

Our laboratories are UKAS and ISO 17025 accredited, which is an assurance of our testing quality and expertise. Where appropriate, all tests are made in accordance with relevant International Standards.

Print Quality and Durability

We also provide a number of tests to assess print quality and durability, whether due to product and material failure or specific product design requirements.


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