Mecmesin testing solutions for consumer (primary and secondary) and transit (tertiary) packaging.
We live in a pre-packed world where the majority of end-user goods are supplied in packaging that protects, but that is designed to be opened easily.
This amount of packaging and the growth in environmental regulation creates pressure to produce it with minimal waste and expense, whilst being fit for purpose.
Puncture resistance is combined with pre-tear perforation, security closure with ease of opening.
Pharmaceutical packaging is designed for maximum seal and yet minimum peel.
Plastic bottles require thickness to provide strength and stability during the filling, capping and storage processes, but only at the places on the bottle where it is essential. Top-load axial strength testing ensures the bottles can withstand such forces.
Spray cans require the correct finger pressure to actuate the aerosol, and ring-pulls must not break nails or cut fingers when opened. The more packaging becomes aesthetic in itself, the more difficult it can be to grip and test.
At Mecmesin we design force and torque systems and fixtures for packaging products of all kinds, so that you can apply industry-standard test methods in both designs, and on the production floor for quality control.
Our Emperor control and analysis software is powerful and flexible for reliable, accurate, repeatable testing at the push of a button.
The target for transit packaging manufacturers is to provide adequate protection at minimum materials cost and weight.
Of the many test types applied, testing board samples is central.
Edge, ring and flat crush can be as predictive of strength as whole-box top-load, and can be achieved using a Mecmesin universal tester.
Testing of adhesives, taping and strapping, as well as friction, stiffness, tensile strength and puncture resistance can all be performed using the same machines.
Mecmesin testers provide an ideal solution for meeting corporate test methods and standards from ASTM, BS EN, ISO, DIN, CEN, Afera, FEFCO, FINAT, PSTC, TAPPI, TLMI etc.
Some of our customers
Silgan Plastics has utilised the Mecmesin tester in several of our plants over the last two years to monitor top-load. It brings a wealth of features at a very competitive price. We pride ourselves on being the forefront of container performance and capability and the 5-x top-load tester is a valued piece of our strategy.
Randy Blankenship, Quality Engineer
"Mecmesin, through their Portuguese supplier Egitron, presented us with a good solution: reliable equipment and user-friendliness that was adequate for our needs. All our operators are capable of using this equipment because it is very simple to operate. I enjoy dealing with Egitron because they offer excellent technical support."
Miguel Carvalho, Quality Assurance Manager
Água de Luso
After an Internet search, I happened upon Mecmesin, a British company who were able to provide several cost-effective solutions. We finally settled on the Tornado model, which we felt would provide us with consistency and ease of use, as well as being compact and portable.
We have been using it now for a few months and are very pleased with it and the level of service provided by the helpful Mecmesin staff.
Jane Green, Quality Assurance Manager
Brothers Drinks Co Ltd
"We perform a variety of tests on our pump products. One of which is to evaluate their release torque. In order to precisely apply torque to screw and unscrew the pumps, we use Mecmesin equipment. These instruments prove their value to us through their ease-of-use and accuracy."
Christoph Szymiczek, Manager, Technical Service
Pfeiffer, now Aptar
The new xt system is simple and tough enough for us to use in a production environment, while simultaneously allowing us to get the information we need. Being a complete system has made integrating it into our Quality Assurance system straight forward. The information we receive allows us to preempt issues before they can affect quality, with much less effort than previously. This means we have less waste, improved efficiencies and can spend more time making our products.
William Thorley, Project Engineer
Reckitt Benckiser PLC
"Mecmesin's Tornado testers are very easy to use. Even people who had no experience in this area found them simple to operate. We achieved very reliable results and found that the Tornadoes were easily adapted to test many different bottles and pots. The machines produced printed paper results or a digital file and we found this was a very easy way of keeping opening torque records. They are a very useful instrument for packaging."
Zachos Elias, Quality Control
Korres Natural Products S.A.
The Millennium Seed Bank had a need to quantify the tightness of screw capped glass bottles used for long term storage of wild plant seed. Having established the optimum torque, the Orbis 6 N.m is used routinely to maintain the correct tightness of the bottles. The design of the Orbis makes it simple to use and easy to adapt to different containers.
Keith Manger, Laboratory Manager
The Mecmesin system has helped us deliver a better product to our customers with less breakages and leaks. The Tornado is used every 2 hours to ensure the torque of the nail varnish caps are within working range.
Gregorio Suarez, Quality Control and Production Manager
Barry M Cosmetics Ltd.
The MultiTest 0.5-i is a very good and reliable machine and the Emperor™ Software brings great advantages. It’s a very useful tool for these kinds of tests. It’s fully programmable and offers an in-depth analysis of results. It’s a precious tool for everybody involved, especially those who work with plastics and their mechanical performance.
Nikos Michopoulos, Quality Control
Eurofilm Mantzaris S.A.
The Mecmesin MultiTest 1-x enables us to ensure the consistently high manufacturing quality of our PET bottles. The system conveniently allows us to perform top-load testing and confirm free height and integrates easily with our data collection system, increasing our analytical efficiency. I would have no hesitation in recommending this first rate instrument.
John Gilroy, Quality Manager
Esterform Packaging Ltd