ACS4. Packaging Industry

The reliability of packaging and containers is crucial to ensure the safety and quality of marketed products.

Simulated environmental tests aim to ensure that marketed products meet specific requirements. The same applies to the containers in which products are placed for transport and storage.  
Packaging, besides being the first point of contact between products and consumers, is responsible for ensuring the safety and quality of goods during transport, storage and use.
Proper packaging is essential to maintain product integrity and safety. For this reason, environmental testing is crucial for the industry, as it allows to verify packaging and containers ‘ reliability by subjecting them to extreme conditions and simulated environments, according to international standards. This can include tests of resistance to factors such as temperature, humidity, light, rain and vibration.


Packaging reliability: why it matters 

The objective of environmental testing is to ensure that packaging materials and containers perform as expected under different environmental conditions throughout the supply chain: their content must be protected from damage or deterioration.
Tests can also reduce packaging costs by identifying appropriate levels of protection and optimising the amount of wrapping materials used.
The use of climate chambers for environmental testing is crucial for many packaging industries. Some examples:

  • Food industry: packaging used for food must be able to guarantee food preservation and prevent contamination. To ensure that food remains fresh and safe for consumption, it is necessary to test the resistance of packaging to changes in temperature and humidity. For example, ISO standards for refrigerated containers require that they are able to maintain a certain temperature for a specific period of time, and that they are resistant to mechanical stress during transport.

  • Pharmaceutical industry: it must be verified that the used packaging protects drugs and medical devices from environmental variations and light in order to preserve their effectiveness.

  • Electronics industry: electronic devices must be protected against environmental variations, vibrations and shocks.

  • Transport industry: climate chamber tests can check the resistance of packaging to variations in temperature and humidity to ensure that goods remain protected during transport.

What tests are used to check the reliability of packaging and containers?

Environmental tests using ACS climatic chambers are an effective way to verify the reliability of packaging and containers, and to meet international standards and regulations. They are essential tools that allow a wide range of environmental conditions to be simulated, from extreme temperatures to changes in humidity and pressure, exposure to sunlight or rain to assess impermeability

Find out the right environmental test chamber to meet your testing needs: 

ACS Discovery My test chambers ideal for packaging industry


The Discovery My line features an already rich basic configuration and allows you to control temperature and humidity in a range from -70°C to +180°C (temperature) and 10% to 98% (relative humidity).
It is available in various volumes and is highly versatile, as it can be combined with a wide range of accessories.




This type of chamber is available in basic, energy-saving and 5K/min versions, in different volumes. 
It reproduces sunlight through a lamp whose intensity can be changed in percentages via the touch screen control panel. 
Thanks to an internal plug that can be easily removed and installed, the chamber can also be used in a standard configuration (without the lamp).



ACS environmental test chambers for solar simulation ideal for packaging industry


ACS rain test chambers ideal for packaging industry


In addition to traditional rain test chambers, customised solutions are also available: thanks to a thorough analysis of testing needs and highly specialised technical advice, ACS can design and build environmental test chambers in the most suitable configuration to meet specific testing requirements.



Made in both thermostatic and climatic variants, ACS vibration test chambers are easily adaptable to any type of shaker and have different types of floors to accommodate vertical or horizontal vibrations.



ACS vibration test chambers ideal for packaging industry



Or configure the right climatic chamber for your testing needs on our website!

Configure an ACS climatic chamber


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