LABORATORIES – TESTING for the Packaging

Posted on January 23, 2012. Filed under: Uncategorized |

LABORATORIES – TESTING
Laboratories
A Glance of Laboratories Division
Recognition of IIP Laboratories
Testing of Packaging Meterials and Packages
UN Certification of Packages for Hazardous Goods
In Laboratories Training
Future Expansion Programme
NABL Certificates & Scopes
INTRODUCTION
Over a period of last 41 years, the Indian Institute of Packaging has been able to establish the well equipped laboratories for testing of various packaging aterial and packages at its principal laboratory at Mumbai and also its branch offices at Chennai, Kolkata, Delhi and Hyderabad. This has become possible only due to the continuous efforts taken by the Institute for the up-gradation of Laboratory facilities by way of installing microprocessor based testing equipment (mostly imported) in the laboratory. This step has definitely resulted in significant investment in the testing laboratory and all these investments
have been made during the last couple of years with the financial assistance from Ministry of Commence and Industry, Government of India. Today, the Institute is proud to announce that the laboratory has got the facility for testing of over 300 parameters covering the different areas like mechanical, chemical and physico chemical properties of packaging materials and packages. All these facilities are made available at its principal laboratory at Mumbai. However, attempts have also been taken to upgrade similar testing facilities to all other branch offices including the new center at Hyderabad. Every year, more sophisticated natured testing equipments are imported and the same are also installed to expand the horizon of testing facilities and thus, today the Institute is being considered as a ‘Single Window’ for providing the services of almost all types of testing of packaging materials and packages. However, special care is also taken while selecting the testing equipment for up-gradation of laboratory facilities. In some cases, it is observed that indigenous testing equipments are unable to provide accurate and consistent test values as per national as well as international standards. In such cases, the imported testing equipment with the ‘State of art technology’ is procured with multidimensional facilities so that the same equipment can be used for diversified application.
The Principal laboratories of the Institute is located at its Head Office, Mumbai. The Laboratories Division has got the following laboratories :
  • Consumer Package Laboratory
  • Material Testing Laboratory – 1
  • Materials Testing Laboratory – 2
  • Optical & Barrier Properties Laboratory
  • Chemical Laboratory Laboratory
  • Transport Laboratory – 1
  • Transport Laboratory – 2
All these laboratories are fully equipped with more than 120 testing equipments for conducting more than 350 types of tests of various packaging materials, packages and as well as ancillary materials. The testing facilities are available for the testing of the following packaging materials and packages.
  • Paper – Kraft paper, writing paper, all types of coated paper,Kraft paper, photocopy paper, computer stationery paper, etc.
  • Paper Board – Duplex board, Triplex Board, all types of coated board, etc.
  • Plastic Films – Single layer plastic film, multiplayer plastic film.
  • Plastic Laminates – Laminates with different combinations.
  • Plastic Containers – Bottles, jerricans, drums,barrels, etc.
  • Metal Containers – Bottles, cans, drums, composite drums, etc.
  • Glass Containers –
  • Boxes – Boxes, Corrugated fibre board boxes, wooden boxes, plywood boxes.
  • Bags – Multilayer paper, Jute Bag, Plastic woven sacks, plastic bag, cloth bag, etc.
  • Composite Containers –
  • Intermediate Bulk Containers – Metal based and Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers(FIBC)
  • Ancillary Packaging Materials – Wooden pallet, plastic pallet, caps & closures, pressure sensitive tape, straps, adhesives, cushioning materials, etc.
Involvement of Activities
  • General Testing
  • Testing of Packages for the carriage of dangerous goods for export – IMDG & ICAO
  • In-laboratory Training Programme
  • Testing based Consultancy Project.

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