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Mecmesin’s range of products enable testing to a wide variety of international test standards. Some of those methods relating to closures are listed below. A selection of these are covered in detail, with accompanying video and step-by-step guidance through the test procedure.

Torque testing standards for closures

  • ASTM D2063 -10(2012) : Standard Test Methods for Measurement of Torque Retention for Packages with Continuous Thread Closures Using Non-Automated (Manual) Torque Testing Equipment
  • ASTM D3198-97(2007) : Standard Test Method for Application and Removal Torque of Threaded or Lug-Style Closures
  • ASTM D3470-97(2007) : Standard Test Method for Measurement of Removal Lug Strippage of Type IIA Child-Resistant Closures
  • ASTM D3472-97(2007) : Standard Test Method for Reverse-Ratchet Torque of Type IA Child-Resistant Closures
  • ASTM D3481-06(2011) : Standard Test Method for Manual Shelling Two-Piece Child-Resistant Closures That Are Activated by Two Simultaneous Dissimilar Motions
  • ASTM D3810-97(2007) : Standard Test Method for Minimum Application Torque of Type IA Child-Resistant Closures
  • ASTM D3968-97(2007) : Standard Test Method for Monitoring of Rotational Torque of Type IIIA Child-Resistant Closures
  • ASTM D7860 : Standard Test Methods for Measurement of Torque Retention for Child Resistant and Non-Child Resistant Packages with Continuous Thread Closures Using Automated Torque Testing Equipment
  • BS EN ISO 13127 2012 : Packaging. Child resistant packaging. Mechanical test methods for reclosable child resistant packaging systems
  • BS EN ISO 8317 2015 : Child-resistant packaging. Requirements and testing procedures for reclosable packages
  • USP-(671) – USP 37 Physical Tests (671) Containers - Performance Testing

Force testing standards for closures

  • ASTM D3469-97(2007) : Standard Test Methods for Measurement of Vertical Downward Forces to Disengage Type IIA Lug-Style Child-Resistant Closures
  • ASTM D3471-88 : Standard Test Methods for Top-load-To-Engage Removal Lugs on Type 1A Child-Resistant Closures
  • ASTM D7257-06 2011 : Standard Test Method for Automated Shelling Two-Piece Child-Resistant Closures That Are Activated by Two Simultaneous Dissimilar Motions
  • BS ISO 7322 2000 : Composition cork. Test methods
  • BS EN ISO 13127 2012 : Packaging. Child resistant packaging. Mechanical test methods for reclosable child resistant packaging systems
  • ISO 9727-5 2007 : Cylindrical cork stoppers - Physical tests - Part 5: Determination of extraction force

Human panel testing

  • [BS EN] ISO 8317 : Child-resistant packaging. Requirements and testing procedures for reclosable packages