From material selection to printing and converting to the final destination for the package, Smithers experts support product manufacturers and packaging companies throughout the full supply chain. We have extensive experience in:

Our capabilities cover:

Materials Testing

We can help you demonstrate the quality, safety and compliance of your raw materials, packaging and products to international standards. Learn about our wide range of standard and non-standard testing services for paper, board and plastic materials. Our experts can handle everything from a simple material assessment to the most demanding and complex of technical issues.

Primary Pack Testing

We offer support and expertise to help you achieve safe and highly-effective packaging. Our packaging experts offer comprehensive performance analysis services for primary packaging. Support includes material and process comparison studies, specification compliance assessments, pack integrity testing and technical investigations.

Food Contact Regulatory Support

We provide expert support and analytical testing to support companies looking to assess or prove food contact compliance across numerous regions.

Distribution and Package Testing

For more than 50 years, Smithers has provided package testing solutions to help reduce shipment damage, troubleshoot packaging and supply chain issues, identify cost reduction opportunities, meet sustainability requirements and more. Our experts offer extensive lab-based package testing and transit simulation testing, field-based investigative capabilities and consultative support.

Print Quality and Durability

We can help you identify and solve problems with printed materials occurring in production, through environmental conditions and during end use. Support includes material analysis, investigative assessments, post-failure analysis and support implementing preventative measures during product development.