Testing Facility

As an integral part of the Rutgers Packaging Engineering Program for more than 20 years, our testing laboratory is approximately 3,000 square feet of laboratory space and is dedicated to package testing in the Center for Packaging Engineering and the School of Engineering Building A-Wing.

Much equipment is devoted to measuring conformance to industry or regulatory dictated performance including UPS, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and American Society of Testing Materials (ASTM) standards. Traditionally, university laboratories are devoted to supporting the instructional program and serve as a resource for research at the undergraduate, graduate and faculty level. The Package Testing Laboratory is uniquely suited to support the academic program, university research projects and in addition provide a service for a fee to the packaging industry.

Rutgers Packaging Testing Laboratory Brochure

Distribution Testing
  • ISTA, ASTM, UN Testing
  • DOD, IATA Testing
Decoration Testing
  • Decoration Compatibility
  • Decoration Adhesion
  • Label Compatibility
Volume Testing
  • Label Claim
  • Fill Volume
  • Headspace Determination
Testing of Physical Characteristics
  • Transit Testing
  • Dimensional Analysis
  • Component Separation
  • Drop and Breakage
Product/Package Interaction Testing
  • Seal and Weight Loss
  • Package Compatibility
  • Environmental Stress Cracking
Pump and Dispenser Testing
  • Air Leakage
  • Priming
  • Delivery rate
Environmental Testing
  • Transit Testing
  • Accelerated Aging
  • Humidity Testing