Seal Strength Testing for Flexible Medical Packaging

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Seal Strength Testing for Flexible Medical Packaging

The flexible medical packaging industry relies on product sterilization. Without a guarantee of a sterilized product and package, it cannot be considered market-worthy. Therefore, all sterile medical devices require package validation testing. The sterile barrier must be shown to be effective throughout the product's claimed shelf-life. Examination of materials, processes and stability all contribute to demonstrating that the sterilization process is effective and that sterility is maintained. Seals on pouched medical packaging are typically tested for adhesive strength using international testing methods. Flexible packaging is evaluated using ASTM F88 or ISO 11607. From these methods, the T-style peel test works best to test the separation of two flexible components as they would be separated in real-life situations. T-Peel tests can be performed using a TestResources Peel Testing Machine. There are also many different grip choices, including mechanical and pneumatic. G94 grips are commonly used for seal strength medical package testing. They feature light tare weight, 25 mm jaw width and pneumatic operation. By means of our peel testing expertise and modular product design, we will help find the testing solution that is right for you. Give one of our application engineers a call today for help with creating the best budget and testing plan for flexible medical package testing.