ASTM F1886 Primary Packaging Seal Integrity

Testing Standard:

ASTM F1886 Test Method for Determining Integrity of Seals for Flexible Packaging by Visual Inspection

Standard Number
ASTM F1886

Standard Title
Test Method for Determining Integrity of Seals for Flexible Packaging by Visual Inspection

Overview:

ASTM F1886 is a test method that covers the determination of channels in the package seal down to a width of 75 μm (0.003 in). This ability to detect channel defects is highly dependent on the size of channel and the inspector’s level of training and experience. This method is applicable to packages with at least one transparent side so that the seal is clearly visible. Purple Diamond Testing offers ASTM F1886 Testing as part of our packaging compliance and validation services.

Rationale:

ASTM F1886 – Test Method for Determining Integrity of Seals for Flexible Packaging by Visual Inspection. Is intended to provide a qualitative visual inspection method to evaluate the appearance characteristics of unopened, intact seals to indicate the presence of defects that will affect the integrity of packaging. Failures or defects in seals can be directly linked to a number of variables in the manufacturing process such as process parameters, equipment, material, and environmental (temperature and humidity). ASTM F1886 is usually conducted during the manufacturing process and at various stages of the package’s life cycle.

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