Westpak Inc., a Product and Package Testing Laboratory recently announced a 4000 sq ft expansion of its laboratory in San Diego, California.
“We are excited about the expansion of our facility and our ability to offer even more environmental testing services to our growing customer base in southern California, Mexico, and surrounding areas. This will assist us as we strive to decrease lead times while continuing to offer the same excellent test services and customer focus that has become our trademark in the industry” claims Craft.
MOCON Inc.a manufacturer of permeation instrumentation, is announcing new capability for its OpTech – O2 system.
Non-invasive, non-destructive thermoformed blister package testing is now possible due to the development of an optical sensor that will “fluoresce” or give off light directly related to the amount of oxygen present. OpTech – O2 technology is ideal for determining oxygen headspace and ingress in flexible and rigid packaging.
Speakers at the upcoming HealthPack event March 6-8 in Albuquerque will update attendees on industry-specific AAMI, ISO, ASTM, and ISTA standards.
Plastic Technologies Inc. (PTI), a provider of package design, package development, rapid prototyping, pre-production prototyping, and material evaluation engineering services for the plastic packaging industry, is opening an independent closure-testing lab. It will be able to study plastic and metal closures for a broad variety of packaging applications.
Sukhy Toot has joined testing and research company Smithers Rapra to serve as product manager for medical and pharmaceutical services. In her new position, Toot will focus on building Smithers Rapra’s business that combines an expertise in polymers with knowledge of pharmaceutical products and medical applications. Specifically, she will specialize in extractables and leachables testing and the selection and assessment of materials for medical and pharma applications.
Currier Plastics, Inc continues to make investments in the latest technology, this time in their Quality Lab. The newest addition is the Quincy Lab Incubator. "Accelerated testing in the QA lab has become more common place in recent years. We are partnering with our customers to investigate new applications using plastics and we are frequently asked to provide data that will quickly prove the glass to plastic conversion theory.
The Minnesota Trade Office has honored MOCON Inc. by presenting the company its Governor’s International Trade Award, MOCON reports in a press release. Award recipients are chosen based on their efforts to advance global trade, the development of novel ideas, and expanding the local workforce. The U.S.-based company has been pursuing global expansion and has installations in 79 countries, representing six continents.
Covance Inc. expands its biotechnology offerings into North America with the opening of a biotechnology services facility on its Greenfield campus in Indiana. This facility will use the expertise developed and offered by Covance in the United Kingdom for more than 20 years.
NSF International (Ann Arbor, MI) has earned accreditation from the Biodegradable Products Institute to test plastic materials and products for compostability. This accreditation expands NSF’s sustainability services.