Cartons – Packaging material standard test procedure

Carton Testing Procedure :

Folding cartons are small to medium sized cardboard boxes made from paper board.  The paperboard are cellulose derived substrate, with thickness generally greater than 200 mm which   are made from virgin and recycled fiber. They are used to package a wide range of products because of the ability to satisfy the function of protecting and utility. Protection from the crushing, bending, contamination, grease etc. The advantage of this board is safe, easy to handle, easy to dispose material. The board is eco friendly to nature. printing of folding cartons by offset printing and gravure printing process. Post printing use UV coating and lamination. A certificate of analysis is accompanied with each supply.

  • Description:
    • Acceptance Criteria: _________ coloured/ Multicoloured printed laminated carton having capacity to hold ____ x _____ XYZ (i.e Tablets/ Capsules)
  • Text matter: Compare text matter of sample with approved artwork.
    • Acceptance criteria: Text matter should be as per approved artwork
  • Colour : Check the colour of sample with approved shade card. The colour shade should match with approved shade card.
    • Acceptance criteria: Shade should be as per approved shade card.
  • Pasting :
    • Acceptance criteria: Side pasting should not open easily. 
  • Dimension : Measure dimensions with calibrated measuring scale.
    • Acceptance criteria:
    • Tolerance for Length       : _______ ± 2 mm
    • Tolerance for Breadth     : _______ ± 2 mm
    • Tolerance for Height       : _______ ± 2 mm
  • Weight : Weigh the carton on weighing balance.
    • Acceptance criteria: _______ ± 2%
  • Grammage : Cut the sample in 10 cm x 10 cm piece or suitable measured scale, weigh it and calculate the Grammage with following formula,       

                      Weight of 10 cm x 10 cm piece in gm

Grammage = ————————————————– x 10000

                                Total area of piece in cm2

  • Acceptance criteria: Not less than 260/296 gsm