Whether you want to reduce waste, introduce new sustainable products, or improve customer satisfaction, Clear Packaging will provide a solution to help you solve all of your packaging initiatives.
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“We were able to qualify a secondary supplier quickly and with confidence. Thanks to Clear Packaging, we selected the right supplier and resolved a supply chain issue.”
- QSR Customer
“Testing several versions of a new packaging product was critical for our brand. We were able to go to market quicker than forecasted and our new recyclable bags performed very well.”
- Retail Customer
“Our reputation depends on our customers’ satisfaction. When complaints were being made about damaged products being received, we knew we had to get to the root cause quickly. We utilized Clear Packaging and their team of professionals to expedite testing. The analytics provided allowed us to make quick decisions and prevent any further issues in the field.”
- eCommerce Customer
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.
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.
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+.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.