Packaging

Technical Assistance

Consultancy to the Packaging Industry

  • Functionality troubleshooting in container manufacturing and its final application
  • Odour troubleshooting in plastic containers
  • Compliance with the legislation applied to containers (contact with food, waste management, good manufacturing practices, labelling, pharmacopoeia…)
    • Comprehensive studies
    • Study and development of new materials
    • Study and development of new container technologies
    • Technical expert reports
  • Sustainability of plastic containers
    • Compostability studies
    • Recyclability of products
    • Life-cycle analysis: carbon footprint
    • Recycled material in contact with food
  • Design and prototypes of containers
    • Advanced design in 3D of new containers (CAD)
    • Rapid prototyping
    • Simulation of mechanical stresses according to the Finite Element Analysis
    • Ecodesign
  • Selection of materials to optimise packages
R&D

research and innovation in packaging industry

We focus on the development of a more economic, more environmentally friendly and safer packaging 

  • Materials:
  • Replacement of materials to improve their properties
  • Nanomaterials
  • Food safety:
  • Development of analytical methods, control studies and minimisation of migration of substances
  • Functional barriers
  • Development and optimisation of multilayer structures
  • Active and intelligent packages
  • Sustainability in plastic containers:
  • Biodegradable materials
  • Valorisation of waste materials
  • Development of systems for natural coating
Analysis and testing

testing services for packaging

Among the most important analyses and testing, carried out in our Packaging Laboratory, are:

  • Identification and characterisation of plastic containers
  • Selection of parameters and elaboration of product´s technical data sheet
  • Thermal, physical, mechanical, optical properties and barrier properties
  • Certification and standardisation of the product: flexible film, bags, bottles, labels, etc.
  • Testing to verify the compliance with legislation: Food Contact plastic materials, pharmacopoeia, etc.
  • Interaction between product and package: permeability, migration, compatibility, organoleptic effects...
  • Shelf life studies.

We can perform in our Packaging Laboratory any analysis or testing related with plastic packages. Do not hesitate to contact us.

Products

  • Flexible package: Film, bags, sleeves, etc.
  • Rigid package: Bottles, preforms, tray, blisters, tubes...
  • Closures, dosing pumps and caps.
  • Boxes and nets.
  • Disposable and reusable household.
Competitive intelligence

Packaging Industry trends, news and insights

The website of Plastic Packaging offers you useful and updated information of your business sector:

    Supervision service in legislation, standards and quality
  • Technological offer and demand
  • Raw material prices
  • Technological supervision newsletters
  • Publications
  • Questions to expert
  • Sheets and Models
  • Alerts of interest

FAQs

www.observatorioplastico.com/envase