Package Leak Detectors – Protect Your Product

Protecting your products is a top priority in today’s business environment. Just think, you check out your business review ranking on Google and once again, a customer leaves a one-star review. “My package arrived damaged and was leaking! Never again will I order from them,” your customer might claim. Did your facility not ensure a proper packaging regimen? Did the distribution side of your company mishandle the product or the third-party distribution you use? All you know is somewhere in between packaging and your product’s destination, there is a weak link.

Ensure Your Package’s Integrity

The first and most important step is building confidence in your package’s integrity and strength. When you start off strong and in a position of assurance that your product is packaged and secured properly, it becomes easier to fix the rest of supply chain. Haug Quality Equipment makes this first step easy with their Pack-Vac Package Leak Detectors. These package leak detectors allow the user to perform a vacuum test in less than 30 seconds. For most packages, the unit is partly filled with water for the test (burst strength tests can be done dry). Drop in your sealed package, close the lid, and engage the vacuum device. Now all you have to do is watch for bubbles. It’s easy, but most importantly, highly effective in catching packaging defects. Putting your packaging material and seal reliability (especially in high altitude trucking and airfreight) to the test helps you ensure that your packaged products are leaving your facility in optimal condition. Quality assurance is duly noted in today’s consumer environment as nobody wants to receive damaged or leaking goods and your online reputation and appearance can significantly affect the growth of your business.

Importance of Leak Testing

Within industries like food, beverage and medical, the importance of packaging your products correctly rises. When dealing with liquids or items that need protection from air, package leak detectors become a crucial asset in your business in order to maintain quality. Poor sealing procedures can often result in packaging defects, but even when you master this process, damaged sections can appear anywhere. It’s a common mistake to assume that even when you master the art of sealing and packaging your products that you no longer need to test them.

Haug Quality Equipment

Haug’s Pack-Vac Leak Detectors can be used to perform a variety of ASTM International test methods for detecting leaks and seal integrity:

• Determination of Leaks in Flexible Packaging by Bubble Emission | ASTM D3078 Standard Test Method
• Determining the Effects of High Altitude on Packaging Systems by Vacuum Method | ASTM D6653 Standard Test Methods
• Performance Testing of Shipping Containers and Systems | ASTM D4169 Standard Practice
• Leakage Testing of Empty Rigid Containers by Vacuum Method | ASTM D4991 Standard Test Method
• Gross Leakage of Liquids from Containers with Threaded or Lug-Style Closures | ASTM D5094 Standard Test Methods
• Detecting Gross Leaks in Packaging by Internal Pressurization (Bubble Test) | ASTM F2096 Standard Test Method

Give us a call today at (775) 455-4249 and visit our website to see why Haug Quality Equipment is the superior choice for leak testing equipment.