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  • New carton tester - a first for complete cartons

    Posted on 18/09/2013

    by Phil Neal

    The new 3-in-1 Newton Laboratory Carton Tester (LCT) from Cerulean is the first equipment to quality test a whole carton.

    The LCT carton tester is easy to use and provides highly accurate and realistic quality results for cartons up to 590mm wide and 8mm thick .  It also speeds up testing by removing additional carton sample preparation and equipment.

    The Newton LCT combines three essential quality control tests to measure crease strength and box-forming force. It also measures slip resistance and friction properties to eliminate carton sticking and feeding problems during high speed packing.

    Analysis and reporting through the LCT’s graphic user interface provides data that enables users at all stages of carton production and packing to predict performance and improve packing speeds.  The LCT helps improve supplier performance, facilitates consistent carton quality, reduces downtime and minimises waste.

    The system is suitable for cartons made from corrugated, paper board and waxed carton board. It measures the torque required to bend a crease or form a box, providing an instantaneous curve that shows the torque for every degree of deflection.  This provides easy comparison between sites, batches and carton types to help achieve overall quality consistency.

  • Physical Testing of Medical Packaging

    Posted on 27/08/2013

    by Phil Neal

    Ed Emerson, Business Development Manager at Mocon Medical Packaging Group, discusses the challenges of maintaining a 'sterile barrier system' over a products entire shelf life.

    Responsibility for maintaining safety and sterility is shared by development engineers, packaging developers, packaging managers, product managers, and quality auditors. A traditional way of testing a package’s sterile barrier system at any point in its life has been to bathe it in a contaminated solution and then test by culturing the contents to be sure that microbes have not penetrated the package. While workable, this microbial challenge testing has several drawbacks. Learn More...

  • RDM sponsors 'Functional Thin Films' technical meeting

    Posted on 20/08/2013

    by Phil Neal

     RDM Test Equipment Ltd is proud to be sponsoring the technical meeting ‘Functional Thin Films’ an annual event held alongside the Vacuum Symposium UK conference and Expo, Coventry 17th Sept 2013.

    Speaker at the conference, Herr Andreas Roos, Technical Applications Specialist from MOCON’s German based Centre of Excellence will present the latest breakthrough in Water Vapour Transmission rate (WVTR) testing.

    The MOCON AQUATRAN® Model 2, is a new system to measure WVTR of ultra-high barrier films, with the highest ever sensitivity of  0.00005  gm.m²/day.

    RDM Test Equipment Ltd is the exclusive distributor of Mocon permeation instruments. From their Hertfordshire base they offer application support, training, instrument sales & service and contract permeation testing.

  • e-Newsletter Spring 2013

    Posted on 07/06/2013

    by Phil Neal

    In this issue

    • How to measure Oxygen headspace non-destructively,
    • Seal integrity failure causes and incidence,
    • How to measure permeation of perforated films,
    • New friction/slip testing reference film,
    • New peel testing standard,
    • New WVTR sensitivity reached for ultra barrier films, 
    • Contract permeation testing service

    Read More

  • iPad Mini Winner!!

    Posted on 07/06/2013

    by Phil Neal

    Thanks to everyone who visited us at Total Packaging Exhibition this week, the winner of our competition to win an iPad Mini is...

    Reza Mousavi a Research Scientist at Quorn Foods, based in North Yorkshire. Well done Reza!!

    Bad luck to everyone else who entered, but thanks for taking the time to speak with us.

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