Compression testing of packages
The compression strength of individual primary packaging samples such as cartons, bottles and cans is performed at Smithers Pira using a Tinius Olsen tensile test machine having a 25kN load capacity.
Larger transit packaging, including cardboard boxes, fiberboard cases and palletized goods, are routinely compression tested in our ISO 17025 accredited distribution testing laboratories.
Compression testing of foam structures
The compression stress value and compression stress-strain characteristics of flexible cellular materials can be determined by Smithers Pira in accordance with DIN 53577.