Light-weighting or down-gauging is an important concern for the manufacturers in packaging industries to cut down the cost of production. This can be done by reducing down the volume of the raw materials used in manufacturing. But, it is also true that using less material does not mean that container is of poor quality that usually collapses or fails during their life cycle. To ascertain the quality of the containers such as cans, PET bottles, preforms, plastic containers and related materials can be tested by performing Top Load Testing on these materials. It is one of the highly accurate test methods that accurately determine the integrity and other properties of the container.
Manufacturers of plastic cans and containers must ensure that products can withstand the expected forces that they will experience during the process of capping or warehousing stacking.
Standard Operating Procedure – Top Load Tester
The Top Load Tester is designed in compliance with various national and international standard test methods that are provided by different standardization authorities. The integrity, thickness, and quality of the bottles can be tested by measuring the top load strength of the materials. The test is performed on the materials by following a common test compression or top load test method. To perform the test:
The results of the compression or top load test on the sample displays:
One Stop Solution by Presto to Measure the Top Load Strength of Containers
Presto Stantest understands the importance of measuring the integrity of PET bottles and offers a broad range of Top Load Testers to perform the compression test which is designed in compliance with various test standards such as
The container compression test measures the compression strength of the packages such as cans, drums, boxes and many more. The test helps to plot the graphical representation of compressive vs. deformation force. The device is designed with various features such as
For detail technical specification on Presto’s Top Load Tester, consult our experts.