Every week the developers of Oxipack receive phone calls from R&D managers, product developers, packaging technologist, engineers and packaging development managers. These people want to improve their leak detection systems or are enquiring about whether a new packaging concept can be tested.
Sometimes marketeers and packaging designers come up with revolutionary new forms of packaging. One such example is the Senseo Sarista which allows fresh coffee beans to be fed from individual plastic containers into the coffee making machine. A vital part of this design is that the coffee has to be guaranteed to be fresh.
A well known brand of lemonade syrup would like to introduce a variant without any added sugar. The existing metal bottle has a plastic pouring cap, sealed with a removable lip. But R&D wants to know what the shelf life of the new product will be in the existing packaging. How much air gets in?