Thanks to modern advancements in technology and techniques, it is possible to be confident in the integrity of your bottles and packaging without incurring the cost of destroying test samples.
Non-Destructive Leak Testing for Bottle Seals Is a Reality
Over the past five decades, we’ve seen the professional packaging industry grow and change in many ways. Regulations for compliance have shifted to fit the demands of the modern world and technology has risen to meet the challenge.
Good manufacturing practices or GMP requires all pharmaceutical packaging to be tested for leaks to ensure quality and product integrity. Ascend Packaging supplies more industries than just pharmaceuticals, but the need for leak testing remains the same.
Testing machines like the Sepha BottleScan provide a high-speed solution for precise and efficient leak testing. Take a closer look at the bottle leak testing machines offered at Ascend Packaging.
We offer non-destructive leak testing solutions for blister packages, pouches and sachets, rigid and flexible packages, and bottle seals. This equipment prevents waste, reduces costs, and delivers verifiable results on the integrity of your packaging.
In the past, companies had to deal with results that were subjective, inaccurate, and not easily repeatable across multiple tests. Today, non-destructive leak testing is not just a reality—it’s easily achievable with the right tools and assistance.
Performing Leak Tests on Seals Has Never Been Easier
The Sepha BottleScan non-destructive integrity tester tests multiple bottles at the same time and detects a defect down to 15 microns. The equipment is designed to make testing simple to repeat again and again. You can know, with machine-like certainty, that every bottle was tested accurately and by the same standards. The BottleScan also has the capacity to store up to 30,000 different product types in its memory.
Dye Leak Tests Were Wasteful and Inaccurate
Before non-destructive leak testing, many testers were using a blue dye test. It involved a worker submerging a packaged product into blue dye to look for leaks or signs of poor integrity. The blue dye solution was the only method some facilities had for a time, but now we know better as an industry. The blue dye leak testers were wasteful because every product, whether it showed signs of a leak or not, had to be disposed of after testing.
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The Advantages of Vacuum Leak Detection Methods
Throughout the packaging industry, there have been multiple types of test systems like blue dye or gas leak testing methods. The BottleScan leverages force decay technology to perform a superior QA/QC check as part of current good manufacturing practice (cGMP) regulations. The scientific principle behind the operation is similar to the Sepha PakScan or MediScan.
When the bottle is put into a vacuum, the induction seal on a properly sealed bottle will start to expand. The Sepha BottleScan identifies the force applied on a load cell from this expansion. If the force does not increase when the bottle is under a vacuum, it means the bottle has a leak. This testing method is simple, repeatable, and eliminates the possibility of false-negative test results.
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Industry Compliance Is Always a Concern
Whether you work in pharmaceuticals, animal health, or even cannabis packaging, there are industry standards you must comply with on every bottle or package. No one in the packaging industry understands the importance of compliance more than Ascend Packaging. We are your competitive edge in achieving high performance while holding to all applicable compliance regulations.
Our team and their expertise make it easy to maintain the standards you’re required to follow. Partnering with us means you can focus on running your business and reaching your long-term goals because you can trust Ascend to get the details right. To learn more about the advantages of working with us and the benefits of non-destructive seal integrity testing, contact us today.
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