5 Ways to Test the Strength of your Packaging

5 Ways to Test the Strength of your Packaging

Product packaging has become a vital part of brand reputation and product presentation in modern times.

Product packaging has become a vital part of brand reputation and product presentation in modern times. No matter the type of product your business is dealing with, investing in quality packaging is necessary. For which there are hundreds of options available for custom medicine boxes and products of other categories.

When handling these parcels, unintentional bending, ripping, or folding of the boxes could result in transit or also in storage. Therefore, increasing the chances of product damage. Additionally, a weak and flimsy-looking packaging isn’t able to hold up a satisfied and happy customer reaction. Therefore, durable packaging is the only solution to it.

Here are 5 ways to test the strength of your packaging.

Drop test

As the name suggests, drop-testing your boxes is a great way to determine how much damage they can withstand without damaging the contents within. Drop tests are a must for every business because there’s always a chance that your product might fall in the storage and transportation phases.

In this regard, the most reliable method of drop testing is (ISTA) which stands for ‘International Safe Transit Association’. In this test, the boxes are thrown from different heights and in different orientations to test their product damaging capabilities.

Edge Crush Test

Edge Crush Test (ECT) is the method of determining whether a box’s corners are sturdy enough to withstand its intended load without causing any damage to the products inside or not.

Vibration Test

Vibration tests help simulate conditions that whether your package will hold up during the transport phase or not and what exactly to expect when your product(s) reach their final destination.

For instance, when a box is being loaded onto a truck or plane and even during the transit, there will be many bumps, bangs, and drops experienced by the cartons. So, by replicating these real-world conditions in an isolated environment, one can determine what sort of seam adhesives and corner reinforcements would work best for your packaging.

Burst Test

The Mullen Burst Test helps to determine how much weight or physical force being placed on it can a packaging box withstand. So that one can know about the stacking limit of these boxes.

Moisture Level Test

When using cardboard boxes, tackling humidity always remains an issue. As we all know, that corrugated stock and kraft are prone to water/moisture damage, and different humidity levels at different places can affect the quality of the product inside. Therefore, these boxes have to be stored in controlled environments.

It’s advised to use a moisture meter with the help of which the drying time and other parameters of these cardboard boxes might be adjusted for your product to turn out without any damage.

So, these are the 5 ways through which you can test the strength of your packaging.