The new laboratory consists of the latest testing equipment designed to facilitate full simulation of the typical impacts of packed goods


Mondi has opened a packaging testing laboratory in Czech Republic. (Credit:Mondi)

Packaging and paper company Mondi has opened a new packaging testing laboratory in České Budějovice, Czech Republic.

Located at Mondi Bupak, the new laboratory is certified by the International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) and complements the company’s service offering for high-performance corrugated packaging.

Mondi Bupak is one of the company’s important Central European corrugated solutions flagship plants, as well as a hub for the development and production of e-commerce packaging.

The new lab, which is an approved member of the Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier Network (APASS), provides numerous performance tests including ISTA 6 certification testing for packaging.

It can be used for testing Amazon’s Tier 1-3 compliant packaging, including fit-for-purpose (FFP), ship in own container (SIOC), prep-free packaging (PFP).

The new lab features the latest testing equipment designed to facilitate full simulation of the typical impacts such as compression, drop, vibration and clamp, which are expected to be experienced by a packed product in standard retail, global logistics or e-commerce supply chains.

Mondi corrugated solutions sales and marketing director Tarik Aniba said: “Thorough and ISTA-standard testing eliminates the risk of product breakage and claims, and thus reduces costs and reputational damage for our customers.

“Performance tests also help us assess how existing packaging can be improved and processes sped up. Offering this service at our lab is another way we help our customers adapt to changing market requirements and remain agile, competitive and sustainable.”

Last month, Mondi opened three new customer engagement centres, dubbed ThinkBoxes, for its corrugated packaging customers in Europe.