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Our team of professionals are ready to assist with your next project!  The Clear Packaging Project team has the experience and expertise in packaging testing to provide you a detailed statement of work and a free quote today.

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Examples Of Recent Projects

Our Project Team has a vast amount of experience and expertise in gathering accurate and unbiased data to help packaging teams across several industries.  Get in touch with us today so we can get started on helping you with your current project!

  • SCOPE: EXTENSIVE MATERIAL AND PERFORMANCE TESTING OF NEWLY DEVELOPED COMPOSTABLE/RECYCLABLE COLD CUPS AND LIDS - Data is needed to make decisions on new, sustainable products being introduced to the market. *Baseline data established *Assist with specification development *On-going testing to assist R&D with development of products
    - Restaurant Industry

  • SCOPE: SEVERAL CORRUGATE SKUs TESTED FOR PERFORMANCE AND SPECIFICATION ADHERENCE - Due to a negative impact to Operations and increased downtime, data is needed to help determine how to proceed and improve inconsistent corrugate. Clear Packaging created a testing schematic and are working with suppliers on a monthly basis to obtain samples of products to test.
    - CPG Industry

  • SCOPE: REPLACE POLY MAILERS WITH PAPER MAILERS IN EFFORT TO REDUCE WASTE AND INCREASE SUSTAINABILITY - Walmart enlisted the help of Clear Packaging in an effort to qualify new paper packaging to replace plastic mailers. Quite an extensive timetable and testing of 10+ suppliers, the project successfully allowed the brand to begin swapping out plastic with a more sustainable solution earlier this year. Understanding the large impact of such a brand, it was estimated that more than 2,000 tons of plastic was to be removed from circulation within the first 7 months.
    - Retail Industry

Frequently Asked Questions

Do You Have Questions? Below you will find answers to some of the most common questions we have been asked. If you do not find a specific question below, please fill out our Contact Form and someone will get back to you quickly.

Can you determine why my packaging failed?

The first step we take is understanding your specific situation and the details around your packaging challenge. A testing schematic is then created and agreed upon to address your situation. When testing is complete, all results are provided to you in reports and dashboards to help identify root cause. We use our experience and knowledge to assist in the interpretation of the data.

How long does it take to get into a Routine Testing Program and is there a minimum number of SKUs for this?

Our Client Services Team will handle all on-boarding of your suppliers into the Routine Product Testing program. Known as our flag-ship program, we have experience working with many suppliers and facilities. There is no minimum number of SKUs to begin this program. We have clients ranging from 5 SKUs to 100+.

How long does a Defect Audit take to complete? How are the results provided back to me?

Depending on the amount of product, a Defect Audit can range from 5 days to 5 weeks. We have experience with 140,000+ paper bags in a single audit. Contact us for a firm estimate based on your needs. When a Defect Audit is completed by Clear Packaging, detailed reports are created to outline which parameters failed (Marginal and Severe). Examples of Severe fails are typically sent to the Brand and the Supplier. Defect Rates are provided by SKU and by supplier/facility. Contact us to discuss your most commonly used packaging and a potential audit.

Do you work with R&D teams?

Absolutely! Clear Packaging partners with brand and manufacturing R&D teams on a regular basis. This partnership can consist of material qualification to new packaging concept testing and validation. Timeline to market can be accelerated.

Can you assist with establishing specifications for my packaging?

Yes, we work with brands and manufacturers to establish specifications through the sampling and testing of packaging SKUs to benchmark the targets/tolerances of packaging attributes.

Do you test products made outside of the US?

Our testing laboratory tests packaging materials and products from both domestic and international manufacturers. Products from Brazil, Mexico, Canada, Belgium, Poland, United Kingdom, China and more have been tested in our lab. Our state-of-the-art equipment, which includes non-contact measuring capability and environmental simulation, provide us the capability to test packaging from anywhere in the world.

What are common PROJECTS you take on?

Targeted project services include product transition (sustainability), performance benchmarking, raw material qualification, pre-market launch qualification, cost improvements, packaging performance troubleshooting, competitive analysis, and compatibility studies.

Can you remove material from my packaging?

Yes, we work with clients across multiple industries to assist them in reducing material in their packaging. We are equipped to test many parameters to ensure the packaging will perform as intended and the customer or brand will not be negatively impacted. With precise measurements, we can work with you to remove material from your packaging.

How do I know if packaging contains PFAS?

The first step is to ask the manufacturer if their products contain PFAS. PFAS may be used as grease-proofing agents in wraps, paperboard containers, pet food bags and more, to prevent oil and grease from foods leaking through the packaging. An experienced team of analysts can test for trace quantities of PFAS in a laboratory setting. A Total Fluorine Analysis can be run, and if total fluorine content exceeds 100 ppm (parts per million), further analysis is needed to test for PFAS in chemical compounds. Contact Us to discuss PFAS testing.

Why is PFAS testing important for packaging?

PFAS compounds were added to food packaging materials to provide oil and water resistance. Testing food packaging that comes into contact with food and beverages is crucial to prevent the potential transfer of PFAS chemicals into the contents of the packaging.