Why must we focus on Top-load Testing of Packaging Material

Why must we focus on Top-load Testing of Packaging Material


The packaging which is done for edible products such as beverages, or ready to eat food etc., meant to offer them a complete security against atmosphere contamination. And the most used type of packages are the PET bottles, which is not only a part of the food and beverage industry but is also a part of the medical industry, and some chemical industry too.  These type of containers often have to experience vertical load on them. While transporting the PET bottles to store or other location or while stored. They have to face a compression load on them. Also in the manufacturing unit, the bottles face the capping process which also put a little bit of vertical load on them. In this blog, we will learn more about the role of Top-load tester in checking the load resistance quality of bottles.

Evaluating the load value in a proper quantifying manner, and improve the structure and design of the bottles as per the test data is a critical process. This test procedure very smartly calculates the compression load or the resistance power of the container against the vertical load to the peak point where it damages itself. The top-load testing procedure is very important for the manufacturers in ensuring the PET bottle quality and its integrity.

The Industries which must use this procedure are beverage industry and packaging industry. In the beverage industry, the producers of PET containers are pushed to follow some rules and regulations under which they are not allowed to use excessive PET material in manufacturing the bottles. So they must conduct a quality test to estimate the exact amount of PET they need.

In the Packing industry, there is a range of food products which are packed in the PET material.  These packages also face vertical load while storage and transporting. So they also must conduct top load test to know where they can improve their packages.

Presto’s Top Load Tester is constructed to calculate the amount of vertical load or buckling load a container can take without damaging itself. These instruments are designed by following international standard and are controlled by microprocessor-based digital controls.