Test Method for Seal Strength of Flexible Barrier Materials
Overview for ASTM F88:
ASTM F88 is a test method that covers the measurement of the strength of seals in flexible barrier materials. Can also be conducted on seals between a flexible material and a rigid material. This test method measures the force required to separate a seal and determines the mode of specimen failure. Purple Diamond Testing offers ASTM F88 Testing as part of our packaging compliance and validation services. If you would like us to perform other testing services for your packaged products that can be arranged for you. We allow for total comprehensive package testing plans, up to and including any re-design or engineering of your product if necessary.
Rationale for ASTM F88:
Test Method for Seal Strength of Flexible Barrier Materials. It’s intended to be used as a quantitative measurement for process validation, capability, and process control. Seal strength data is not only relevant to opening force and package integrity, but consistency of the seals. This test method is commonly utilized for validation methods for porous and non-porous heat-sealed medical pouches. Although the maximum seal force is important information, the average seal force and the mode specimen failure data could be quite useful. If you have a packaged product that needs to be tested please reach out to one of our packaging experts. Testing the seal strength of your packaged good will help save you thousands in the long run, ranging from damaged goods costs to packaging re-design and engineering costs. The performance of seals is extremely important today, especially in medical and pharmaceutical seals, considering the level of sensitivity in these kinds of products. The measurement received from the seal strength test will either be enhanced or kept, depending on the validity of the results and current packaging.