Protective Packaging Limited

Ensuring High Standards: Quality Control and Testing in Barrier Foil Manufacturing

barrier foil manufacturing

We offer packaging solutions to various industries, ranging from food packaging to pharmaceuticals, and more. Barrier foils play a crucial role in these industries as they safeguard delicate products from environmental factors such as moisture and oxygen that can affect their quality, safety, and effectiveness.

Nevertheless, it is essential to note that not all barrier foils are the same, and it’s critical to ensure that they adhere to rigorous quality standards and technical specifications to guarantee that they function as intended and meet the exact requirements of our clients.

In House Testing at PPL

PPL conducts in-house testing of all barrier foil products using specialised calibrated equipment in our laboratory. Our quality team conducts a range of tests tailored to the type of foil and its properties.

Our in-house testing of barrier foil products involves a comprehensive range of tests and methods measuring the barrier properties, including:

  • Evaluating seal integrity according to ASTM F88 standards
  • Conducting stress testing to simulate real-world conditions
  • Testing tear strength using ASTM D1004 standards
  • Conducting tensile and puncture strength testing based on Def Stan 81-147/1 annexes 8 and 9
  • Testing coefficient of static and dynamic friction according to ASTM D1894
  • Conducting surface resistivity and surface energy testing

Our barrier foils undergo rigorous testing to ensure they meet the required performance criteria, giving our customers the assurance that they can provide dependable protection for their sensitive products.

Quality Management Systems

With almost 35 years of experience operating under ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems, we recognize the crucial role that quality assurance plays in ensuring that our products and services meet customer requirements and regulatory standards consistently. Our adherence to these rigorous standards is a testament to our unwavering commitment to delivering top-notch products and services.

By operating under ISO 9001, we can demonstrate our dedication to maintaining the highest quality standards, instilling confidence in our customers and partners that they are working with a reputable and reliable company.

Further Research and Development

While expanding into new markets and researching new laminate structures and laminates with recycled content, our primary focus remains on maintaining the quality of our products. Our company ethos of “quality is everyone’s business” remains steadfast.

Despite our growth, we believe that ensuring the quality of our products is crucial, and we continue to prioritise it above all else. We understand that maintaining quality is a team effort, and everyone in our organisation is committed to this goal.

As we explore new avenues, we remain dedicated to delivering high-quality products to our customers, and our unwavering commitment to quality is a testament to our ongoing success.