ASTM D3078 Flexible Packaging Bubble Emission

Testing Standard:

ASTM D3078 Test Method for Determination of Leaks in Flexible Packaging (Bubble Emission)

Standard Number
ASTM D3078

Standard Title
Test Method for Determination of Gross Leaks in Flexible Packaging Containing a Headspace Gas by Bubble Emission

Overview:

ASTM D3078 is a test method that is helpful by way of vacuum in detecting small leaks. Purple Diamond Testing offers ASTM D3078 Testing as part of our packaging compliance and validation services.

Rationale:

ASTM D3078 – Determination of Gross Leaks in Flexible Packaging (Bubble Emission). This test method is performed by submerging the sample package in water or other liquid, a vacuum is introduced, and any leakage will be evident by a steady stream of bubbles.

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