Technical Director - Distribution Testing, Materials Science and Engineering
United StatesContact Michael
With more and more products being shipped through longer and extended global supply chains, and with products being shipped through adverse climatic conditions, thermal or climatic testing is a crucial part of ensuring a packaged product is ready for launch on to the market.
Much of the pre-shipment and package testing undertaken by Smithers involves some form of climatic testing as part of the test procedure. Our experts regularly conduct climatic testing on packaging and products for the following sectors: food, health and personal care, industrial goods, electronics products and household goods including detergents, as well as luxury products.
For most packaging materials, elevated temperature and elevated humidity are significant factors in deciding material weights and packaging specifications.
Smithers' combination of mechanical and thermal testing capabilities and experience provides an invaluable, independent resource for users of temperature controlled packaging. Our experts regularly conduct insulated shipping container testing or thermal package testing for the cold chain industry.
Our experts are highly experienced in conducting evaluations for cold chain pharmaceuticals, foods, and beverage products. Smithers has supported numerous brand owners with thermal qualification of temperature sensitive products (TSPs) including:
Our testing has covered both passive and active cooling systems for the temperature-sensitive mediscience industries.