KM Packaging, a leading global supplier of flexible packaging and lidding films, has enhanced its material testing capabilities by investing in a ProTest machine from specialist food industry machinery provider ProSeal.
The new ProTest machine enables the company to reliably analyze, record and report the force required to peel any given lidding film from a tray, establishing if the seal strength and performance is suitable for the intended product’s application.
Investing in this advanced, world-class testing equipment, the company says, ensures that KM Packaging can substantiate the peel performance of products with clear, quantitative data and deliver appropriate lidding film solutions for food manufacturing customers around the world.
“We have long anticipated the launch of this technology to enable us to provide factual numerical data on tray sealing and peeling to support our expertise in the film selection process,” says Charles Smithson, KM Packaging’s managing director. “Investing in ProTest allows us to specifically quantify seal quality and strength to give our customers the ‘science behind peel performance’ and offer the best possible product solution. It also enables us to quickly highlight any areas in which performance improvements are needed and gives us a greater capability to solve seal issues if they arise.”