Smithers provides world-leading expertise and market intelligence, and offers a range of testing services supported by comprehensive facilities in the UK and US.

Expertise to Help you Achieve Safe and Highly Effective Packaging

Packaging Expertise

Effective packaging is a crucial element of a successful product lifecycle. Ensuring reliable quality, safety, functionality and regulatory compliance is key. 

Smithers is the worldwide authority on the packaging and closely associated paper and print industry supply chains. The company provides world-leading expertise and market intelligence, and offers a range of testing services supported by comprehensive facilities in the UK and US. Its clients span the supply chain from raw materials and chemical suppliers to packaging manufacturers, brand owners and retailers.

With over 80 years’ technical and scientific experience, the company helps clients around the world with their business and testing requirements. 

Packaging Testing and Technical Expertise

Smithers' comprehensive testing facilities enable it to support clients at every stage of the supply chain. From initial R&D programs and demonstrating legislative compliance to packaging failure analysis and resolution – the company helps clients improve their packaging performance. With specialist transit testing facilities, Smithers can also simulate and test in-transit packaging performance as well as offering post-distribution integrity testing.

The UK laboratories are temperature and humidity controlled, and are UKAS, ISO 17025 accredited for a wide range of paper and plastic testing services. All of our distribution Testing laboratories are ISTA certified, and the UK laboratory is also accredited to ISO 17025.

Smithers Pira offers standard and custom testing for a range of services together with consultative support and troubleshooting. Click on the links below to go to the Smithers Pira site for more information. 

Independent Market Insight

Smithers market reports provide an independent and expert view of emerging markets, technologies and factors which will affect the packaging and associated paper and print industries. Each report contains a qualitative and quantitative five-year market forecast, including a comprehensive analysis of customers and providers to each market.

The company also offers bespoke consultancy services, helping companies to solve a specific business need. The specialist research team can assist with market sizing and forecasting, market segmentation, market entry studies, and surveys. Smithers can also assist with strategic business planning to help you identify new profitable opportunities and niche markets, understand unmet needs, and benchmark against competitors.

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Industry Events and Technical Publications

Smithers also offers a portfolio of information products for the packaging, print and paper industries. From books on technical advances to market leading conferences. Smithers Pira events combine productive networking, high caliber presentations and targeted marketing opportunities for key decision makers across the globe in the packaging, paper and print industry supply chains.

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