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Packaging tests

Do you know:


Does your packaging conform to the regulations?


What is the correct packaging for the transport of dangerous goods?

Regulatory specifications for goods in transit, having been in existence for some time, serve to improve the transportation of dangerous goods. Unfortunately, these requirements are neither standard in every country, nor are they always easy to understand. Furthermore, each requirement may vary according to the individual traffic carrier. 

To fully understand the intricacies involved takes both time and effort, whilst inducing unnecessary costs. It is also an accepted fact that any accidents occurring during the shipment of dangerous goods must be avoided at all costs.


We will test for you:   

  • Casks of wood, fibreboard, steel, aluminium and other metals
  • Drums and jerricans of steel, aluminium and other metals
  • Boxes of wood, fibreboard, solid plastic, steel, aluminium and other metals, with and without an inner receptacle
  • Bags of paper, textile or woven plastics 
  • Composite packaging
  • Tin-plate packaging
  • Other objects after individual clarification


We can carry out the following checks for standard tests:

  • Drop tests up to 9 m and 500 kg
  • Stacking tests at room temperature or in the climatic room 
  • Leakproofness and internal pressure tests on packaging for the retention of liquid goods 
  • Permeation tests on plastic packaging 
  • Packaging tests for infectious substances and radioactive materials 
  • Penetration tests, sprinkling tests


The tests carried out by Swiss TS will provide you with the following benefits:

  • Checking and forwarding of the test report to the admission office EGI simplifies administration and accelerates the test procedure.
  • The test dates can be settled at short notice. 
  • The experts at Swiss TS are members of the International Experience Groups and are members of the European Committee for Standardisation, CEN TC-261. 
  • As one of our clients you can be present at the test, and in so doing, obtain technical expertise for the processing of new products.

Take advantage of our expertise - a stitch in time saves nine.

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Peter Germann

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