Importance of testing bursting strength of packaging material

Importance of testing bursting strength of packaging material

Packaging is an essential component of any product, but have you ever stopped to think about what happens when that package is put under pressure? From shipping and handling to storage and transit, a package's endurance can make or break the success of a product. That's why, testing the bursting strength of packaging material is crucial for ensuring its reliability and safety. We at Presto being Asia’s No.1 manufacturer of lab testing instruments has designed high-quality testing equipment known as digital bursting strength tester. This is one of the high-quality lab testing equipment that is used to test the bursting strength of materials and ensure that quality materials will be delivered to the customers.

This bursting strength tester Presto is one of the widely used paper & packaging instruments that is used to accurately measure paper’s ability to withstand bursting pressure. In this blog post, we'll dive into the importance of this vital quality check of packaging materials against their bursting strength. So, let us get started!

Introduction to Packaging Materials and Their Burst Strength

When it comes to packaging materials, there are a variety of options to choose from. But how do you know which material is right for your product? And once you've selected a material, how can you be sure it will protect your product during shipping and handling?
This is where bursting strength testing comes in. This is one of the most important factors that should be considered and that measures the force required to burst the material and ensure 100% accurate product delivery.
Besides this, the bursting strength tester will make it easy for the manufacturers to conduct bursting tests as per industry standards. You can easily make cardboard burst proof with Presto bursting strength tester.
Now, let us discuss a brief about Presto digital bursting strength tester.

All about Presto Digital Bursting Strength Tester

The Presto digital bursting strength tester is advanced and reliable lab testing equipment designed for precise measurement of the bursting strength of packaging materials. It offers several key features that enhance its functionality and usability.
With its digital indication of readings and bright LED display, the tester provides clear and accurate results, eliminating any ambiguity in the measurements. The equipment is entirely microprocessor-based, incorporating an original 'Intel' chip, ensuring efficient and reliable performance.
This high-quality lab testing equipment is user-friendly and features feather-touch controls that make it easy for manufacturers to conduct bursting strength tests on the materials. You can easily save & secure your packaging with this corrugated box burst testing machine.
Now, let us discuss the highly advanced features of this quality lab testing equipment.

New-advanced features of Presto digital bursting strength tester

The Presto digital bursting strength tester offers advanced features such as digital indication, microprocessor-based operation, TARE and Peak Hold facilities, a bright LED display, user-friendly controls, and memory for storing test readings. Now, let us discuss the highly advanced features of this quality testing equipment.
  • Digital indication of readings
  • This equipment is completely microprocessor based with the original ‘Intel’ chip
  • TARE facility incorporated
  • Peak Hold facility for keeping the maximum value in the memory
  • Bright LED display
  • Feather touch controls
  • Single Push Button Operation
  • Microprocessor-based display for accurate test results
  • Memory to hold up to 9 test reading
  • Highly accurate test results under multidirectional Force
  • Strong Gripping clamps
  • Grooved structure of Test Specimen Holder to avoid slippage and intact holding of the specimen under test
  • No slippage in case the specimen is tightened uniformly using the operating wheel

Technical specifications:

  • Pressure Range: 40 Kg/ cm2
  • Least Count: 0.1 Kg/cm2
  • Display: Digital
  • Rate of fluid displacement: 95 cc/minute
  • Test fluid: Glycerin
  • Accuracy: ± 1% within 10% to 90% of the entire range as per IS: 1828
  • Motor: ¼ HP Single Phase
  • Peak Hold Facility: Yes
  • Safety Switch: Yes
  • Standards: ASTM D3786, BS 3137, ISO 2758, ISO 3303-1:2012, ISO 3689-1983, IS – 1060, 1987
With these high-quality features and technical specifications, one can accurately conduct bursting strength tests on the materials and ensure that quality products will be delivered to the customers. Now, let us discuss the advantages of testing the bursting strength of materials.

Advantages of testing the bursting strength of materials

Testing the bursting strength of packaging materials offers several advantages that contribute to the overall quality and effectiveness of packaging. Here are some key advantages of conducting bursting strength tests:
  1. Product Protection: The primary purpose of packaging is to protect the contents inside. Testing the bursting strength ensures that the packaging material can withstand external pressures and forces during transportation, handling, and storage. By selecting materials with adequate bursting strength, manufacturers can minimize the risk of product damage, contamination, or spoilage. You can read more on the edge crush strength vs. bursting strength, and how they are different from each other.
  2. Damage Prevention: Packaging materials with low bursting strength may rupture or fail under stress, leading to costly damage to the packaged products. By testing the bursting strength, manufacturers can identify weak points in the packaging and make necessary improvements to prevent potential failures. This helps in reducing financial losses and maintaining product quality.
  3. Compliance with Regulations: Different industries have specific regulations and standards for packaging materials. Testing the bursting strength ensures compliance with these requirements. By adhering to industry standards, manufacturers can avoid legal complications, ensure consumer safety, and maintain the reputation of their products and brands.
  4. Optimization of Packaging Design: Bursting strength testing provides valuable data that can be used to optimize packaging design. By understanding the material's strength limits, manufacturers can make informed decisions regarding the thickness, composition, and structure of packaging materials. This optimization helps strike a balance between material performance, cost-effectiveness, and environmental sustainability.
  5. Cost-Efficiency: Testing the bursting strength helps optimize material usage and selection, leading to cost-efficiency. Over-engineering packaging materials can result in unnecessary expenses, while under-engineering can lead to increased product damage and higher overall costs. By determining the appropriate bursting strength, manufacturers can find the right balance between material performance and cost-effectiveness.
Testing the bursting strength of packaging materials provides these benefits that ultimately contribute to enhanced product quality, customer satisfaction, and business success in the competitive marketplace.
To get a live demo for the use of this quality testing equipment, visit our lab or give us a call at +919210903903 or email us at Our team of technical experts will consult you regarding all your needs and queries.


Author : -Gaurav Malhotra

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