Materials & Metrology
At Silgan Plastics’ Commercial Development Centers, our staff stays up to date in the latest material developments. As your trusted advisor, we continually evaluate new resins, colorants, and additives, assessing the impact that these materials can have on the manufacturing process and performance of your package.
Choosing the Right Materials
By conducting independent material performance analysis, Silgan Plastics can provide guidance on product interaction and shelf life, recycling guidelines, potential light-weighting options, and the impact of PCR usage.
Our analysis includes:
- Material Identification
- Recycle-ability, Sustainability
- Melt Flow Testing
- Contaminant Identification
- Oxygen Scavengers
- Plant Based Resins
- Layer Analysis for Projected Shelf Life
In-Depth Performance Analysis
Silgan Plastics’ Metrology Lab also routinely completes bottle analysis to confirm conformance to dimensional and functional requirements. The lab is fully equipped to test all key attributes and dimensional characteristics of your package in order to provide a complete competitive package analysis.
Our services include:
- Measurement of All Bottle Dimensions Including Neck ID
- Top Load Testing
- Drop Impact Testing
- Leak Testing and Pressure Vacuum
- Environmental Stress Crack Resistance (ESCR) Testing
- Application and Removal Torque
- Accelerated Product Compatibility Testing
- MVTR per USP <671>
- Oxygen Permeation Testing
Sustainable Material Options
At Silgan Plastics’ Commercial Development Centers, our staff stays up to date in the latest material developments. By conducting independent material performance analysis, we can provide guidance on product interaction and shelf life, recycling guidelines, potential light weighting options and the impact of PCR usage.