GPA Global does all of our testing in-house to reduce costs and help avoid problems before they happen. Each and every brand and retailer comes to the table with specific requirements, and we work with them all to customize a program to fit their testing needs. We also specialize in color management services .
Our packaging testing services include:
This set of testing is to measure the stacking strength (compression test), performance after travelling (vibration test) and mishandling (drop test).
Different types of abrasion shall be conducted according to materials and scenario. We have particular machines to perform pencil tip scratch, paper or cloth rubbing, and the like.
Environment and time will compromise the quality. Our reliability testing includes high temperature and humidity aging, UV exposure and salt spray condition.
Strength of material and thus that of the structure are controlled by testing in bursting, edgewise crush, bending (stiffness) and adhesiveness.
Our equipment even takes care of small accessories, like GUASS meter to magnets, SHORE hardness meter for soft plastic. And we also have a whole retail-store setup to test the function of magnetized tags and labels.
Simulation is to reflect the reality. Loading test, inclined impact, abusive pull test would be tailor-made according to the imaginable situations at warehouse, retailers or users.
Package Material Testing
Every material reacts differently depending on the print treatment, absorption factor, current humidity level, and other factors. That’s why we go beyond the parts themselves and devote extra attention to their unique interplay. Loose and moving parts, areas that pose rub and friction risks, high tension- and pressure-points — all of these affect each other, and we analyze them carefully. We always find the ideal way to optimize the package and cube, further reducing both packaging and logistical costs, and ensuring your product reaches the market in perfect condition and in the required time-frame.
Hazardous Substance Management
Management the content of hazardous substances in product is our Corporate Social Responsibility, as well as our commitment to regulation compliance. Our control will start with production site selection and audit, materials screening,and the third-party test verification. Our policy is to comply with packaging industry requirement (94/62/EC (EU) and TPCH (US)) and import regulations (REACH(EU) and CPSIA(US)) – covering heavy metals, plasticizer and carcinogenic substance.
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) and third-party laboratory test reports are always ready to track and take reference to.