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.