Every day, manufacturers deliver packaged products, such as food and medical supplies to wholesalers, vendors, and consumers. Although the end user rarely considers the importance of properly sealed packaging unless there is a glaring hole or tear, it is of optimum importance to the manufacturer, given that failures can create serious consequences for businesses and could compromise consumer safety.

 

In the development lifecycle of a product, the importance of packaging is sometimes overlooked until an expert on packaging is consulted. However, more and more manufacturers are considering package integrity validation methods earlier on in the packaging design process, as well as in the development of quality control systems, in order to help avoid common product packaging failures that lead to recalls or issues with validation for commercial distribution.

 

Risk Assessment and the Packaging Test Validation Process

Package integrity validation is an essential tool to help manufacturers address the need for validation of package integrity prior to food packing. Seal integrity should be tested regularly to ensure that quality standards are maintained.  

 

Before package testing can occur, manufacturers must consider several factors including sample size, testing methods, and the criteria for acceptance. The variables that a manufacturer chooses to use to define the packaging test validation process are designed to encompass all of the perceived risks. Investing in package leak detection equipment is a necessary component of establishing quality control protocols.  

 

Package Integrity Validation Technologies

Package integrity validation doesn't only involve a single technology. In fact, the specific technologies that are used depend on the requirements of the customer. There are also a variety of package integrity concerns that require different testing methods, including leaks, seal contamination, pin-holes, and other issues.

 

Package Integrity Validation Benefits

Package integrity validation offers numerous benefits to manufacturers, including:

  • High reliability

  • The ability to be used in sanitary environments

  • Easy operation

  • Data analysis

 

Package inspection typically involves a pass or fail test result. However, statistical information can also be evaluated to determine trends, allowing manufacturers to make online and offline improvements to the packaging process.

 

Package Integrity Failures Have Serious Consequences

Package integrity failures can ruin the reputation of a manufacturer, leading to the forfeiture of future sales and potential legal and regulatory action against the firm. With regulatory restrictions and the potential losses from lawsuits against a company on the rise, package integrity validation demand is increasing to help companies mitigate these risks. As a result, packaging integrity validation is an invaluable tool to help companies adhere to the highest standards for package design and performance.

 

Contact Us Today

SealTick can help you solve your package integrity validation needs. With more than 30 years of experience, SealTick is a premier supplier of leak tester equipment for food package validation. To learn more about the testing equipment that we offer, contact us on 03 9540 5100.