OxySense and Flexible Packaging Solutions

OxySense and Flexible Packaging Solutions

What is OxySense?

At FlexPack Engineering we have worked with OxySense equipment from Industrial Physics for many years providing oxygen measurement as part of our flexible packaging solutions. They offer oxygen measurement systems that utilize non-invasive optical oxygen sensor technology to measure oxygen levels accurately and quickly in various types of packaging, such as food packaging, pharmaceutical packaging, and other industrial applications.

Monitoring oxygen levels is crucial in ensuring the quality and shelf-life of products, especially those sensitive to oxygen exposure. OxySense’s technology is used by companies worldwide, including FlexPack Engineering, to optimize flexible packaging processes and maintain product quality.

How does FlexPack Engineering Utilize OxySense Equipment?

FlexPack Engineering uses OxySense technology for several reasons:

  • Quality Assurance: Maintaining the desired oxygen levels in packaging is crucial for preserving the quality, freshness, and shelf-life of products, particularly in industries such as food and pharmaceuticals.
  • Product Integrity: Oxygen-sensitive products can degrade or spoil if exposed to oxygen levels outside of specified ranges. OxySense helps FlexPack Engineering ensure that their products remain intact and effective by monitoring and controlling oxygen levels.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Many industries have strict regulations regarding packaging and product integrity. OxySense technology helps FlexPack Engineering comply with these regulations by providing accurate and reliable oxygen level measurements.
  • Cost Reduction: By optimizing packaging processes and ensuring product integrity, FlexPack Engineering can reduce waste and minimize product recalls, leading to cost savings in the long run.
  • Customer Satisfaction: Maintaining product quality and freshness enhances customer satisfaction and loyalty, leading to repeat business and a positive brand reputation.

Overall, FlexPack Engineering uses OxySense technology to enhance product quality, comply with regulations, reduce costs, and ultimately satisfy our customers.

Why Choose FlexPack Engineering for Your Flexible Packaging Solutions

With over 30 years of experience in providing flexible packaging solutions, the team at FlexPack Engineering are experts in designing flexible packages to control oxygen ingress and egress. We have the skills, experience, and tools to design, test and validate packaging systems that have critical oxygen specifications.

At FlexPack Engineering, our approach is not to simply provide raw data test results back to our customers, but to provide an overall engineered packaging solution.

Let’s have a conversation today! Call us at 330-704-9436 or fill out our request information form and learn how Flex-Pack Engineering can help you.

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    Custom Polymer Compounding

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    Custom Polymer Compounding Solutions from FlexPack Engineering

    At Flex-Pack Engineering, we thrive on delving into the most intricate toll, custom, and specialty compounding challenges. By carefully assessing the fitness for use (FFU) and chain of use (COU), and comprehending the performance benchmarks for your compounded product, we expertly choose optimal raw materials, engineer top-performing screw designs, and devise precise process and manufacturing control plans. This experienced approach ensures seamless operation and yields high-performance outcomes.

    After finalizing the optimal design and process, we carefully choose the most suitable compounding line from our network of dependable contract/toll compounding partners. These partners align with our philosophy of tackling the most challenging compounding tasks and delivering high-quality compounds swiftly and affordably.

    Furthermore, when entrusting Flex-Pack Engineering with your custom polymer compounding requirements, you gain access to our dedicated team as your personal advocate every step of the way. Having selected materials and engineered screw designs and processes, we possess insight into potential successes and pitfalls, enabling us to troubleshoot any compounding issues effectively. Serving as a knowledgeable liaison between production and customer, we facilitate a win-win collaboration, ensuring informed decision-making throughout our business relationship.

    Why FlexPack Engineering for Your Custom Polymer Compounding Solution?

    Throughout our journey, we’ve partnered with clients facing diverse technical hurdles or requiring short runs for proof of concept. Embracing smaller projects, we excel in rapid project completion. Leveraging robust scientific and engineering principles, we tackle the most demanding compounding challenges, empowering our clients to overcome obstacles and create outstanding products that foster new business opportunities. And we do it all with speed!

    Ready to have a conversation? Contact us today at 330-704-9436 or fill out our request information form and learn how Flex-Pack Engineering can help with your difficult custom compounding challenges!

     

     

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      Sustainable Flexible Packaging

      Sustainable Flexible Packaging

      At Flex-Pack Engineering we often here from customers with questions on sustainability in the flexible packaging industry. Sustainability is often tossed around as a buzz word in many industries. The following is a brief overview of how sustainability may apply to the flexible packaging industry.

      Sustainable flexible packaging refers to packaging materials that are designed and produced with a focus on minimizing their environmental impact throughout their lifecycle. Flexible packaging typically includes materials such as films, pouches, bags, and wraps that are used for various products, including food, personal care items, and more. The goal of sustainable flexible packaging is to reduce the environmental footprint associated with traditional packaging materials, such as single-use plastics.

      Key characteristics of sustainable flexible packaging include:

      1. Material Selection: Sustainable flexible packaging often involves the use of environmentally friendly materials, such as bio-based plastics, recycled content, or compostable materials. These materials aim to reduce the reliance on fossil fuels and decrease the overall environmental impact.
      2. Recyclability: Packaging that can be easily recycled is a crucial aspect of sustainability. Sustainable flexible packaging may be designed to be recyclable through existing municipal recycling systems, promoting the circular economy.
      3. Biodegradability and Compostability: Some sustainable flexible packaging materials are designed to be biodegradable or compostable, meaning they can break down naturally over time without causing harm to the environment. This is particularly important for reducing plastic pollution.
      4. Reduced Packaging Waste: Sustainable packaging often focuses on optimizing packaging design to minimize the amount of material used without compromising functionality or product protection. This can lead to less overall waste generation.
      5. Energy Efficiency: Sustainable packaging considers the energy consumed during the manufacturing process. Efforts are made to reduce energy usage and employ more energy-efficient production methods.
      6. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA): Sustainable flexible packaging may undergo a life cycle assessment to evaluate its environmental impact from raw material extraction to end-of-life disposal. This holistic approach helps identify areas for improvement and ensures a comprehensive understanding of the packaging’s sustainability.
      7. Innovation: Ongoing research and development efforts aim to discover new materials and technologies that enhance the sustainability of flexible packaging, pushing the industry toward more eco-friendly solutions.

      Sustainable flexible packaging is part of a broader movement within the packaging industry to address environmental concerns and move toward more responsible and eco-friendly practices. As consumer awareness of environmental issues grows, there is an increasing demand for sustainable packaging solutions across various industries.

       

      Flex-Pack Engineering Can Help Your Business with Sustainable Flexible Packaging

      Flex-Pack Engineering helps customers with understanding the ever changing sustainable flexible packaging movement from a design and engineering perspective. We help sort out and characterize sustainable packaging by analyzing standard film products vs. sustainable film products and make recommendations based on the fitness for use and chain of use criteria for your product.

      Furthermore, our team can provide flexible packaging testing and consulting services related to proof of concept on compounding, film making, printing, and laminating. We have the knowledge and expertise with sustainable packaging products to help our customers understand the pros and cons of sustainability, and if it is right for a particular project.  

      When you are ready to have a conversation about sustainable flexible packaging and if it is the right option for your packaging products, call Flex-Pack at 888-300-1482 or fill out our request information form.

       

      Flexible Packaging Films

      Flexible Packaging Films

      Flexible packaging films are materials used in the production of flexible packaging, which refers to packaging that can be easily shaped or altered. These films are typically thin, lightweight, and have the ability to conform to the shape of the product being packaged. They are widely used in various industries for packaging a diverse range of products, including food, beverages, pharmaceuticals, and personal care items.

      At Flex-Pack Engineering we work with flexible packaging films every day and have done so for the last 30+ years. While Flex-Pack Engineering can handle your flexible packaging film testing like a traditional lab, what sets us apart from other labs is our ability to provide valuable insights into the testing results to help our customers solve flexible packaging challenges. We want our customers to come to us not only for testing and specific flexible packaging tasks – we want our customers to come to us because we understand very well what they are trying to accomplish. We can share the benefits of our experience with you so that you can be more successful and be successful faster! We contribute our 30+ years of experience in the science and practice of flexible packaging films to our customers’ projects to improve efficiencies, save money, and get products to market faster!

      Choose Flex-Pack Engineering for Your Next Flexible Packaging Films Challenge

      If you are looking for a collaborative partner in the flexible packaging industry who can not only provide fast, cost-effective analytical and physical testing services but also provide valuable consultative services, insights and recommendations, consider Flex-Pack Engineering. We have invested significantly in testing equipment and can provide fast and accurate testing on flexible packaging films while simultaneously bringing our vast knowledge and expertise of the flexible packaging industry to your business to help you achieve success with your projects and products.

      Let’s have a conversation today! Call us at 330-704-9436 or fill out our request information form and learn how Flex-Pack Engineering can help you.

       

      Differential Scanning Calorimetry Testing

      Differential Scanning Calorimetry Testing

      Differential scanning calorimetry testing is employed to quantify the crystalline content of polymers or materials. When materials exhibit crystalline content, they undergo phase transitions from solid to liquid and back again  The fully relaxed annealed melting point of a material is a distinctive and replicable property that serves as a valuable reference.

      At Flex-Pack Engineering, we utilize differential scanning calorimetry testing in conjunction with FTIR as a thermal analysis tool to assess the chemical composition of organic materials. Our application of differential scanning calorimetry testing is integral to our analytical and evaluative processes, addressing the following objectives:

      • Resolving flexible packaging issues for our customers.
      • Conducting competitive analyses to discern the key factors contributing to the success of competitors’ packaging solutions.
      • Offering reverse engineering services for flexible packaging products.
      • Engaging in product and process development for flexible packaging solutions.

      Differential scanning calorimetry testing is a very useful tool in the analysis of flexible packaging materials and projects.

      Applications of Differential Scanning Calorimetry Testing

      Differential scanning calorimetry testing is used in a wide variety of applications, including:

      • The characterization of polymers: differential scanning calorimetry testing can be used to determine the glass transition temperature (Tg), Heat Capacity (Cp), crystallization temperature (Tc), and melting temperature (Tm) of polymers. These properties can be used to compare different polymers and to understand the behavior of polymers under different conditions.
      • The study of chemical reactions: differential scanning calorimetry testing can be used to study the kinetics of chemical reactions. The rate of a reaction can be determined from the slope of the heat flow curve.
      • The quality control of materials: differential scanning calorimetry testing can be used to determine the purity of materials and to identify contaminants.

      Advantages of Differential Scanning Calorimetry Testing

      Differential scanning calorimetry testing is a versatile and powerful technique that has many advantages and can be used in conjunction with  other thermal analysis techniques such as Thermo Mechanical Analysis, (TMA) and Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA). Some of the advantages of differential scanning calorimetry testing:

      • It provides a direct measurement of heat flow, ensuring that it remains unaffected by alterations in the sample’s heat capacity.
      • It is applicable for the examination of a diverse range of materials and their correlations with various processes.
      • It is a sensitive technique that can be used to detect small changes in the sample.
      • It is a rapid technique that can be used to obtain results in a short period of time.

       

      Flex-Pack Engineering Provides Fast and Reliable Differential Scanning Calorimetry Testing

      At Flex-Pack Engineering, we bring over three decades of expertise to our flexible packaging analysis and evaluation. Differential scanning calorimetry testing is a pivotal tool in our workflow, allowing us to extract the vital information our customers need for enhancing their flexible packaging products.

      What sets us apart is our investment in cutting-edge differential scanning calorimetry testing equipment, ensuring dependable results delivered in a timeframe that surpasses industry standards. Every piece of our differential scanning calorimetry testing equipment is meticulously calibrated to NIST traceable standards and undergoes rigorous verification to guarantee its proper functioning before testing commences.

      While possessing the requisite knowledge and equipment for precise testing is essential, our customers benefit most from Flex-Pack’s extensive background and experience in the development of flexible packaging products and processes. We go beyond providing mere test results, offering invaluable insights and recommendations for enhancing your flexible packaging design and production line operations. Our competitive pricing, exceptional turnaround times, and friendly customer service cater to all your flexible packaging needs.

      Let’s have a conversation today! Reach out to us at 330-704-9436 or complete our information request form to discover how Flex-Pack Engineering can fulfill your requirements for differential scanning calorimetry testing.

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        Toll Compounding Solutions from Flex-Pack Engineering

        Toll Compounding Solutions from Flex-Pack Engineering

        In the flexible packaging industry, toll compounding and contract manufacturing are terms that are sometimes used interchangeably. Toll compounding occurs when a specific formula has been calculated with specific physical property attributes – in short a formulation or application that has already been worked out – but the primary company is out of capacity and is looking for a contract manufacturer to assist with production. In these relationships, the primary company will provide the formula and formulation components, will ship everything into the toll compounding manufacturer where it will be converted from the raw material blend to a finished pellet blend. The finished pellets would then be marked with the primary company’s labels and then shipped either directly to the end use customer or back to the primary company which will then ship to the customers.

        Why Flex-Pack Engineering for your Toll Compounding solutions?

        At Flex-Pack Engineering we work with a wide variety of toll compounding companies. But we are much more than a mere broker. With over 30 years of experience in the flexible packaging industry we can provide a wealth of expertise in the technical transfer and process engineering aspects of the project. It is critical to ensure that the finished product is the same regardless of which machines are used in the production. We have a deep understanding of compounding chemistry and compounding technology. After working in the flexible packaging industry for so many years, we have many relationships with compounding companies and understand each of their capabilities and capacities and can match each toll compounding project with the best compounding manufacturer to achieve optimal results.

        When you work with Flex-Pack Engineering on a toll compounding project you’re not just talking to a salesperson who will relay your information or needs to an engineer or plant manager. You can articulate your needs or questions directly with Flex-Pack and we have the in-depth knowledge to understand and make recommendations – it is like getting to the “inner-circle” much faster. We’ll ask the right questions to pre-qualify toll compounding projects and match the project up with the best toll compounding manufacturer.

        We know how to take pellets to finished packaging, and we know all the processes in between, that experience is huge for the customers for whom we work. When we understand your application that helps us compound your product correctly to cover all the fitness for use and all the processing hurdles.

        If you are looking for a toll compounding solution, consider talking with Flex-Pack Engineering. Take advantage of our extensive compounding experience, relationships and knowledge to help you find the right solution for your toll compounding challenges.

        Call us today at 888-300-1482 or complete our information request form to discover how Flex-Pack Engineering can assist with your toll compounding solutions!

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          Setting Up a Flexible Packaging Testing Laboratory

          Setting Up a Flexible Packaging Testing Laboratory

          Here at Flex-Pack Engineering we have helped many customers set up their own flexible packaging testing laboratory to perform a wide variety of analytical and physical testing. These in-house laboratories have the ability to perform Tensile Testing, Elmendorf Tear Testing, Dart Drop Testing, Coefficient of Friction (COF) Testing, Haze Testing, Gloss Testing, Heat Seal Testing, DSC (Differential Scanning Calorimetry) Testing, OIT (Oxidative Induction Time) Testing, OTR (Oxygen Transmission Rate) Testing, and MVTR (Moisture Vapor Transmission Rate) Testing just to name a few.

          Knowing when it makes sense to set up an in-house laboratory can be tricky and involves considering a lot of factors. First and foremost, if you invest in the necessary equipment and pay a consultant to set up the lab, you still need someone on your team who can perform the analytical and physical testing and interpret the results accurately as well as make appropriate recommendations based on the results.

          Generally speaking, knowing when it is time to set up an in-house laboratory comes down to when you have a daily need for flexible packaging testing, and you are willing to make the investment in lab equipment, space and furniture for the laboratory, and most importantly hiring new staff who can do the testing, or transferring existing staff from their current duties to perform the testing and fully utilize the equipment.

          At Flex-Pack Engineering we have over 30 years of experience in the flexible packaging testing field. We can help you set up an in-house laboratory with an overall design based on your testing requirements, make equipment recommendations based on our vast experiences with testing equipment and perform initial calibrations of the testing equipment to ensure accurate results. Most importantly, we can educate your team on how to perform the tests, interpreting the results, and make recommendations on how to improve your performance.

          Our process begins by asking what your goals and objectives are, and why you want to add a laboratory rather than outsource the testing to a qualified professional testing company such as Flex-Pack Engineering. If your response is you have too much volume, it is too expensive, and the timing for results doesn’t fit anymore – you need answers now not later – then we understand you have a need for an in-house laboratory.

          Next we will inquire what are the important flexible packaging tests that you need to perform, where is your bottleneck in getting the answers you need quickly. This will help us determine what testing you need to perform and what equipment to recommend to do those tests. Typically, we will implement a good, better, best approach when recommending testing equipment to provide our customers with budgetary as well as performance choices. We then must explore where you are going to put this sensitive equipment because it needs to be in a controlled environment. You can’t just put the equipment out on the plant floor and hope for the best.

          Finally, we explore with you who is going to do the testing, do they have the necessary knowledge, experience and expertise to perform the tests and make recommendations based on the results. Flex-Pack can help in this process by both training your staff as well as performing and managing the testing until your team is ready to take over.

          Ready to have a conversation about setting up an in-house lab? Give Flex-Pack Engineering a call today at 330-704-9436 or fill out our request form on this page.

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            Flexible Packaging Testing Services and Consulting

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            Flexible Packaging Testing Services and Consulting

            Flex-Pack Engineering offers a wide variety of testing services, including full analytical, full physical testing and expert consulting services, related to the flexible packaging industry. These services include DSC Testing, TGA Testing, FTIR Microscope Testing, Dart Drop Testing, Tensile Testing, Elmendorf Tear Testing, Coefficient of Friction (COF) Test, Moisture Vapor Transmission Testing (MVTR), Oxygen Transmission Rate (OTR) just to name a few. Occasionally, we will have customers who want to bring testing services in-house, and sometimes this makes sense. However, there are a lot of important factors to consider since purchasing the testing equipment is actually only a small part of what is required for permeation and other testing services.  

            For example, Flex-Pack was providing a high volume of tensile strength tests on a monthly basis, and the customer was considering purchasing the equipment and doing the tests themselves. In a situation like this, here are some key points to consider:

            • Who is going to purchase the correct equipment? Who is going to run the equipment? Will someone within the company have to be pulled off of their regular job duties to perform the testing? If so, what is the cost of this? Will production be affected because the person doing tensile testing now is not handling his or her regular duties? Who is going to train this person?
            • Does the person you have in mind to do the testing even know what a tensile tester is or what to look at? Do they know anything about physical property testing? Do they know what numbers they are supposed to get in the test? Do they know what things look like when they go wrong? Do they know how to interpret the results of the testing? And, what happens when they issue a report or result which they think is correct, and you think is correct, but because you don’t have the experience to know if the results are right or wrong, what is the cost of that in the long term?

            As you can see there is a lot to think about when considering bringing analytical and physical testing services in-house. There is a cost beyond the price of the equipment. Even when you are sending testing out to a traditional lab, you often are not getting the entire picture because the lab technicians may not be experienced in or have the knowledge regarding film and flexible packaging testing. They may be used to testing a wide variety of items and don’t understand the subtle nuances of packaging testing. They don’t always understand the end use, Chain Of Use (COU) or Fitness For Use (FFU) for the package itself.

            At Flex-Pack we can handle your testing requirements and we provide expert analysis and interpretation, along with recommendations to help solve your flexible packaging problems or improve a new film design. We offer so much more than just test results. We have over 30 years of experience in focusing on flexible packaging testing and we understand “cradle to grave” what the package will need to do.

            Flex-Pack Engineering, Your Best Choice for Flexible Packaging Testing and Consulting

            Buying a piece of equipment doesn’t make you an expert! Consider partnering with Flex-Pack Engineering and let us help you not only do analytical and physical properties testing, but also provide expert interpretation and recommendations to help your company improve its bottom line.

            Let’s have a conversation today! Call us at 330-704-9436 or fill out our request information form and learn how Flex-Pack Engineering can help you.

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              DSC Thermal Analysis

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              DSC Thermal Analysis & Testing

              Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) is a thermo-analytical technique in which the difference in the amount of energy required to increase the temperature of a sample and reference is measured as a function of time. Both the sample and reference are maintained at nearly the same temperature throughout the experiment. Generally, the temperature program for DSC thermal analysis is designed such that the sample holder temperature increases linearly as a function of time. The reference sample should have a well-defined heat capacity over the range of temperatures to be scanned.

              In the engineered flexible packaging industry, DSC thermal analysis measures the crystalline content of a polymer or material. Materials that have crystalline content will have a phase change from solid to liquid or liquid to gas. This fully relaxed annealed melting point of a material is a unique property that is reproduceable and can be used for referencing. 

              The observed thermal transitions can be utilized to compare materials, although the transitions alone do not uniquely identify composition. The composition of unknown materials may be completed using complementary techniques such as FTIR spectroscopy.

              DSC is a versatile technique that can be used to study a wide variety of materials and how they relate to specific processes. It is also a powerful tool for the characterization of materials and the study of chemical reactions.

              Applications of DSC Thermal Analysis

              DSC thermal analysis is used in a wide variety of applications, including:

              • The characterization of polymers: DSC can be used to determine the glass transition temperature (Tg), crystallization temperature (Tc), and melting temperature (Tm) of polymers. These properties can be used to compare different polymers and to understand the behavior of polymers under different conditions.
              • The study of chemical reactions: DSC can be used to study the kinetics of chemical reactions. The rate of a reaction can be determined from the slope of the heat flow curve.
              • The quality control of materials: DSC can be used to determine the purity of materials and to identify contaminants.

              Advantages of DSC Thermal Analysis

              DSC thermal analysis is a versatile and powerful technique that has many advantages over other thermal analysis techniques. Some of the advantages of DSC include:

              • It is a direct measurement of heat flow. This means that it is not affected by changes in the sample’s heat capacity.
              • It can be used to study a wide variety of materials and how they relate to processes.
              • It is a sensitive technique that can be used to detect small changes in the sample.
              • It is a rapid technique that can be used to obtain results in a short period of time.

              How Flex-Pack Engineering Utilizes DSC Thermal Analysis

              Here at Flex-Pack Engineering we use DSC testing as a thermal analysis tool in conjunction with FTIR to look at the chemical composition of different polymeric materials. We use DSC testing as part of our analysis and evaluation process for the following:

              • To help solve a customer’s flexible packaging problem.
              • Competitive analysis, to help determine what makes a competitor’s package work so well.
              • Provide reverse engineering of flexible packaging products.
              • Product and process development of flexible packaging products

              DSC Testing is a very useful tool in the analysis of flexible packaging materials.

              Flex-Pack Engineering Provides Fast and Reliable DSC Thermal Analysis

              At Flex-Pack Engineering we bring over 30 years of experience in our flexible packaging analysis and evaluation, and DSC thermal analysis is an important tool that we use in our workflow. We know how to use DSC testing to get the information our customers need to improve their packaging products.

              Furthermore, we have invested in state-of-the-art DSC thermal analysis and testing equipment to provide reliable results with better than industry standard turnaround times. All our DSC testing equipment is calibrated to NIST traceable standards and verified to be working properly before testing begins.

              While having the knowledge and equipment necessary to provide DSC thermal analysis is important, what benefits our customers the most is Flex-Pack’s extensive background and experience in flexible packaging product and process development. We not only provide you test results, but critical insights and recommendations on how to improve your packaging design, or production line operations. We offer very competitive pricing with exceptional turnaround time and friendly customer service to help you with all your flexible packaging requirements.

              Let’s have a conversation! Contact us today at 330-704-9436 or fill out our request information form and learn how Flex-Pack Engineering can help with your DSC thermal analysis requirements today!

              ASTM Flexible Packaging Testing Services

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              ASTM Flexible Packaging Testing Services

              Flex-Pack Engineering provides ASTM flexible packaging testing services for a wide variety of analytical and physical testing for flexible packages. Whether it is one test or one hundred tests we can handle your requirements. We can also provide custom designed flexible packaging testing services.

              Flex-Pack Engineering helps our customers understand the requirements for entering new markets and provide the ASTM flexible packaging testing services to meet the fitness for use and chain of use requirements.

              What sets Flex-Pack Engineering apart from a typical testing lab is our ability to provide valuable insights into the testing results to help customers solve their flexible packaging challenges. A typical testing lab will deliver lab results but will not provide any insights into what the results mean within the context of your problems or goals. We feel it is not the testing that is so important, it is the actionable insights and recommendations that the testing results provide that can help our customers achieve their flexible packaging goals or solve their problems.

              Analytical and Physical ASTM Flexible Packaging Testing Services We Provide

              Analytical Services:

              Ash, DSC (Differential Scanning Calorimeter), TGA (Thermo Gravimetric Analysis), TMA (Thermo Mechanical Analysis), DMA (Dynamic Mechanical Analysis), FTIR Transmission and  ATR, Microscope (Fourier Transform Infrared), Solvent Extraction, GCMS (Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry), HPLC (High Pressure Liquid Chromatography), XRF (X-Ray Florescence), ICPMS (Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry Inductive Coupled Plasma), AA (Atomic Absorption), SEM (Scanning Electron Microscopy), OIT (Oxidative Induction Time), UV-VIS Spectrophotometry, Karl Fisher Titration, Moisture Analysis, and more.

              Physical Testing Services:

              OTR (Oxygen Transmission Rate) , MVTR (Moisture Vapor Transmission Rate) , Tensile, Elongation, Secant Modulus, COF (Coefficient of Friction), Block Re-Block, Elmendorf Tear, Dart Drop, Slow Rate Puncture, Puncture Protrusion (puncture resistance), Thickness Profile, Burst Testing, Melt Index, Density, Optical Microscopy, X-Section Analysis, Surface Analysis, Heat Seal, Heat Seal Profile, Hot Tack, Hot Tack Profile, Ink Draw Down, Ink Rub, Sheffield Smoothness, Gurley Stiffness, Gelbo Flex, Surface Tension Testing (Dyne Testing), Haze,  45 degree Gloss, 60 degree Gloss, Opacity, Lab Color Testing,  Capillary Rheometry (Rheology) and more.

              Your Best Choice for ASTM Flexible Packaging Testing Services

              At Flex-Pack Engineering we have over 30 years of ASTM flexible packaging testing experience which allows us to review a flexible packaging problem and have a good idea of the cause and recommendations on a solution. We like to tell our customers: it is not the flexible packaging testing that is so important, it is the knowledge and experience to know what is going on with a problem based on those lab results, and provide insights and recommendations on how to improve your flexible packaging products.

              Flex-Pack Engineering is here to help you find the answers you need to be more competitive and improve your products in the marketplace. Ready to start a conversation? Give us a call at 888-300-1492 or fill out the form on this page.  

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