Test Method Development

When standard tests are not pertinent Smithers Pira can develop bespoke methods and equipment including:

  • Objective evaluation of materials, packaging and product performance
  • Simulation of consumer handling and mimicking process situations
  • Assessment and comparison of design/feature improvements
  • Risk/safety concern assessments
  • Tamper evidence assessments
  • Testing of unusual materials unsuitable for standard tests
  • Developing sample preparation techniques to allow use of standard methods
  • Instrument design and fabrication

"Smithers Pira standard" tests developed as a result of test method development projects:

  • Tamper evidence assessment
  • Impact testing
  • Constant acceleration stability assessment

Expert Profile

  • Chris has over 12 years experience in testing and has a broad knowledge of instrument design, manufacture and the integration of measurement and control systems.

    Chris Berry
    Chris Berry


    +44 (0)1372 802094

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