Our laboratory can bring support to the business in their way to reduce their packaging carbon footprint.
Among the services that can be provided, accelerated ageing in climatic chambers ( https://ardc.saint-gobain.com/laboratorio-de-ensayo-de-productos/ ) is a fast way to predict the behavior of the packaging in different environments :
- Extreme temperature and humidity conditions
- Solar irradiation with or w/o rain
- Acid or saline environments
The influence of ageing on the product can be monitored with physical or chemical testing.
As an application example, the behavior of different packaging (plastic foil vs coated cardboard) has been tested on mortars, through high temperature and humidity cyclic ageing:
Humidity or aggregation state of the product after ageing allows assessment of the packaging quality.