Package Labeling Testing
Label Adhesion and Legibility
Label legibility is of principle concern to pharmaceutical and medical devices manufacturers. Laboratories can evaluate your product labels for adhesion properties and abrasion resistance through temperature / humidity exposure of applied labels, peel resistance and abrasion resistance.
Typical methods include:
ASTM D6252, Peel Adhesion of Pressure-Sensitive Label Stocks at a 90° Angle
ASTM D6862, 90 Degree Peel Resistance of Adhesives
ASTM D3330, Peel Adhesion of Pressure-Sensitive Tape
ASTM D2979, Pressure-Sensitive Tack of Adhesives Using an Inverted Probe Machine
ASTM D6195, Loop Tack
FINAT Methods #1 – #9
ASTM D5264, Abrasion Resistance of Printed Materials by the Sutherland Rub Tester
Attribute Inspections over Time
Barcode Quality Testing Services
If you design, print barcodes or are a manufacturer using barcodes, a poorly performing barcode is a liability. The only way to manage that risk is to test your barcodes. Testing services can help with client’s in-house barcode printing operation, or pre-qualify a new barcode printer-vendor, or help a long-time vendor to improve the barcodes they produce.