packaging materials


Bureau Veritas is a global leader in testing and evaluating the performance of packages and packaging materials.  With packaging labs in countries all over the world, Bureau Veritas’s global network can support you in the education of how to approach performance testing, training on the test procedures, and in conducting the physical testing. 

In today’s evolving packaging landscape sometimes evaluating to a standard is not enough.  Bureau Veritas’s global team of experts can work with you to create a custom standard for packages you are designing, using to source your product, and or to ensure that products arriving to your store shelves will arrive intact.  

As a retailer you want to ensure that products arriving to your stores meet the applicable regulatory requirements as well as in one piece for point of purchase or to your customers front door. Bureau Veritas’s protocol team can create a standard operating procedure that is unique for you and your business.  If you are a supplier to retailers Bureau Veritas can conduct evaluations to ensure your product meets their requirements through the process the Retailers expect.  

With a major focus on the materials being used in the packaging of products there is a continued demand for evaluating the materials utilized in packaging.  Such evaluations can consist of mechanical properties, chemical analysis, environmental impact, and how one material compares against others


Some of our test capabilities are
  • Tensile strength, kN/m²
  • Elongation at break, %
  • Tear resistance, N
  • Length, Gusset & circumference
  • Thickness, μm
  • Grammage, g/m2, min.

Food packaging is highly concerned on many types of tests as listed few below.

  • Specific and Overall Migration
  • Toxic Element Identification (Heavy Metal Contents)
  • Phthalates
  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)
  • Solvent Retention
  • Bisphenol A
  • Plastic Material Identification FTIR Method (Qualitative)