Improving Packaging and Material Performance

Testing and expertise to help you achieve safe and highly-effective packaging.

Effective packaging remains one of the crucial elements of a product’s successful lifecycle. Ensuring reliable quality, safety, functionality and regulatory compliance is key.  Savvy organisations are simultaneously adding value and bottom-line impact by incorporating innovative new materials and pack technology whilst managing pressures for cost reduction, sustainability and more. At Smithers Pira we understand these challenges.  

Our independent packaging experts provide a range of services to help clients assess and improve the performance of their packaging. We work to International standards from state-of-the-art laboratories in Europe and North America with facilities at London, UK and Lansing, Michigan.

We can help you manage and improve the performance of:
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Unrivalled packaging expertise: We have in-depth knowledge and understanding of material properties and conversion processes together with supply chain and shipment challenges. Combining this with our extensive laboratory and simulation facilities allows us to handle everything from a simple material assessment to the most demanding and complex of client technical issues.  

Your trusted partner: Working with Smithers Pira, you have the reassurance of a trusted partner. A worldwide authority on the packaging, paper and print industry supply chains, Smithers Pira shares over 80 years’ technical and scientific know-how backed by in-depth industry expertise with clients around the globe.

Test method development: When standard test methods are either not available or suitable for measuring the properties or performance of a material, pack or product, Smithers Pira regularly develops bespoke methods and equipment.

  • Our UK environmental temperature and humidity controlled laboratories house a comprehensive range of UKAS, ISO 17025 accredited paper and plastic testing facilities to satisfy the most demanding requirements of a diverse customer base.
  • All Smithers Pira's package distribution testing laboratories are ISTA certified and the UK laboratory holds accreditation to ISO 17025. Many of the team members in the US and UK are ISTA certified members of the packaging testing community
Support from our expert team also includes:

Smithers Pira can support you at every stage from initial R&D programmes to demonstrating compliance with necessary standards or legislation through to the performance of your packaged product in distribution and use.

Rely on our expert testing capabilities to help you reduce risks, shorten time to market and demonstrate the quality and safety of your raw materials, packaging and products.