Testing Laboratory for Packaging
Testing Laboratory for Packaging

For more than 40 years the VLB conducts a laboratory that is specialized on testing of packaging and means of packaging for the beverage industry.
Whether glass or plastic bottles, crown corks, screw caps, crates, cans, secondary packaging – our Testing Laboratory for Packaging can assist you with nearly every problem.Our testing and service program covers:

  • Glass bottles: Checking of dimensions, internal pressure resistance, quality of surfaces and coatings, line simulation
  • Plastic bottles: Testing of gas permeation through bottles and closures, testing of preforms, detection of acetaldehyde
  • Cans: General quality tests (dimensions, metal thickness, capacity), resistance to vertical load
  • Crates: Compression tests, testing of soft-touch handles and in-mould labels
  • Secondary packaging: Testing of corrugated board trays, six packs
  • Assistance for the choice of adequate packaging
  • Glasses: Testing of stability, décor
  • Glass breakage analysis: Reconstruction of the damaged glass bottle, localization of the origin of the breakage, determination of the cause of the breakage
  • Labels: Evaluation of paper and printing quality, ultrasonic tests
  • Testing of adhesives
  • Making of stencils for fill height inspection

The Testing Laboratory for Packaging is a contract laboratory of Deutscher Brauer-Bund e.V. and Verband der deutschen Fruchtsaftindustrie (VdF).

Accredited according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025 for the test procedures listed in the annex to the accreditation certificate.