Packaging

The Novo-Haze TX Transmission Hazemeter offers fast and accurate measurement of the optical quality of plastic films and other transparent materials.

ASTM D1003 Standard Test Method for Haze and Luminous Transmittance of Transparent Plastics.

In packaging applications hazy films may reduce a consumer’s quality perception as packed products can look cloudy and indistinct. For plastics with haze the visibility of the test material becomes more apparent and the contrast of viewed objects is reduced.

The Novo-Shade Duo reflectometer has 3 modes of operation

Opacity
This is used for measuring the hiding power of a coating or plastic film
Shade
Measure the shade of surface on a greyscale
Cleanliness
Measure the substrate cleanliness or oxidisation of a surface

The Hanatek Universal Sample Cutter has been designed for the simple cutting of samples for the packaging laboratory.
Multiple samples of the same shape can be made from a single sheet and is suitable for a variety of substrates. 
The unit also has user configurable dies.

The Hanatek Compact Friction Tester is a simple to use instrument for measuring the coefficient of friction (COF) of carton board, plastic film, paper or any coated or printed packaging substrate.

Static and dynamic slip values are displayed instantly on screen after test and the This unique ability helps a manufacturer to relate the feeding and running speeds of a product to its surface characteristics.

Understanding melt flow is a key indicator for producers, processors and converters of plastic materials as it dictates the temperatures and pressures required to manufacture consistent quality products
The Hanatek MFI is one of the most advanced instruments available for the measurement the melt characteristics of thermoplastic polymers.
Actual barrel temperature can be measured to ensure that every test is performed with complete compliance to ASTM D1238 (2011) Part A, B or C and ISO 11133 (2011) with full test documentation.