Are You Packaging Your Products Correctly? Bubble Leak Testing

A package’s integrity is important across numerous industries from food to medical. It must withstand unpredictable climate and high-altitude conditions during the transportation process. Making predictions and preparing a package for various scenarios is a process, yet luckily, there are products made specifically for this purpose which makes your job a whole lot easier.

Bubble Leak Test Method

Bubble leak testing is a simple, yet effective way to test a package’s seal and overall integrity. The method is performed by submerging the package in a water filled chamber, engaging a vacuum device that causes the package to expand, and then watching for bubbles. If bubbles begin to rise from a certain part of the package, you can determine there is a leak present.

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The ease of bubble leak testing makes it a quick and simple way of guaranteeing to your customers that your product’s packaging is dependable once it leaves your facility. Continual package leak testing as a maintenance will help to detect problems ahead of time and will prevent a whole line of defect packaging from reaching the customer. This saves money and maintains quality.

Use the Right Equipment to Test Your Packages

Haug Quality Equipment has been providing leak detectors, leak testers and quality assurance equipment since 1995. Our line of Pack-Vac Package Leak Detectors have become a standard quality control method for fresh-cut produce, coffee, meat, cheese, pharmaceuticals, surgical devices and hundreds of other applications. For most packages, the unit is partly filled with water for the test (burst strength can be done dry). Drop in your sealed package, close the lid and engage the vacuum device. Now you watch for bubbles.

Our Pack-Vac Leak Detectors are available in eight production models and we can even craft custom sizes. If you are not sure what size you will need, you can send us your package and we will conduct tests to determine the correct Pack-Vac Leak Detector for your application.

Investing in package integrity testing equipment will help your company in the long run. Ensuring quality in your product’s packaging does a lot for your brand’s image and how your company is portrayed. The convenience and rise of online shopping and ecommerce make your package’s integrity a high priority nowadays. Visit our website and give us a call at (775) 455-4249 to explore the options we have available and to see why we are a worldwide leader in water bath leak detectors.