Altitude Testing simulates the reduced air pressure experienced at higher elevations and the impact on the integrity of the sealed package. Sealed flexible systems have the potential to fail when exposed to altitude. In fact, altitude exposure by truck transport can exceed the levels experienced in commercial air transportation.
An altitude test is either a pass or fail. Pouches, for example, may burst at the seams if the internal pressure of the flexible packaging cannot equalize. Additional packaging costs may be incurred to pull a partial or full vacuum on the packaging in order to avoid the effects of altitude. Altitude can also affect your product when the package is jeopardized.
Many products are in jeopardy at altitude. Altitude testing can help you make sure they get where they’re going undamaged.
Westpak continually upgrades and expands its equipment line-up. Therefore this list is a minimum of our capabilities:
(6) Altitude Chambers