RSSL introduces food packaging testing capabilities

RSSL has expanded its end-to-end R&D offering with the launch of a new dedicated food packaging testing service.



RSSL Packaging Laboratory Opening 2022



Investment in state-of-the-art technologies and expertise gives the research company significant capacity and expertise to assess the safety, integrity and performance of packaging materials and formats.  


Speaking at the opening of the new laboratory at RSSL, head of food R&D, Marta Ahijado, said:


'We are proud to be helping the food and consumer goods industries move to more innovative and sustainable packaging that meets complex regulatory requirements, as well as consumer needs. Our new packaging capabilities further enhance our R&D offering with a complete service for both product and pack. It means we can assess the mechanical and physical properties of packaging materials – both existing and new - solve shelf-life challenges and ensure packaging is a safe and protective solution for the product.'


RSSL’s comprehensive packaging testing service is designed to evaluate a broad range of materials and formats across primary and secondary packaging categories. The team are able to respond to customer needs using industry-recognised and tailored methodologies, with a suite of analytical techniques. These include evaluating material properties, such as barrier protection, ease of opening and mechanical strength, as well as the impact of the packaging on product shelf life, odour and appearance. Wider issues related to counterfeit materials can also be investigated.


'Our analytical results can be used to support modelling and simulation initiatives, such as developing prototype packaging formats and assessing packaging performance in a virtual environment. This helps our clients deliver new packaging solutions to the market faster and more cost effectively,' explains David Wright, RSSL’s packaging technical specialist.


To find out more about RSSL's packaging service please visit our website or contact our customer services team on +44 (0)118 918 4076 or email


RSSL is a cutting-edge food research company, pushing the boundaries of science and innovation to help make our world safer, healthier and more sustainable. Our clients trust us to deliver innovative solutions to real-world problems through rigorous analytical testing, state-of-the-art research and development, customised consultancy and training services. In everything we do, we are focused on transforming lives through science, innovation and collaboration. For further information: or Follow RSSL on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook 


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