Bottle testing at Norner processing pilot centre

Application testing

Norner has unique competence in the main application areas and businesses of plastics. This has been developed during the four decades of R&D labs in Norway. Each processing method and application area has a unique range of test methodology which is described in more detail in the below paragraphs. 

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Norner offers OTR, WVTR and CO2TR barrier calculators

Norner offers advanced OTR, WVTR and CO2TR barrier calculators with several features.

These calculators are being continuously improved with new features. The calculators are available on a separate web platform in simpler free and an advanced paid version. 

Norner Barrier Calculator

 

Geometry - film, cup, bottle and cuboid

Barrier calculations can be carried out on different geometries; film, cup, bottle and cuboid. This enables you to simulate your target package design. The calculating models gives you estimates of the O2 (oxygen), Water Vapour and CO2 Transmission Rate of various plastics packaging material like PP, PE, PET, PA and EVOH.

These barrier properties of coextruded, co-injection multilayer and in-mould-label solutions can be studied and evaluated by adding layers of the geometry or IML.

The combination of geometrical options, permeability properties and environmental conditions provides a useful tool for design and development.

  • You can now add a sequence of conditions as you experience in the logistic chain with different temperatures and humidity.

Calculating steps

  • Define packaging type and geometry parameters (e.g length, radius, height, width)
  • Define layers, choose materials and thickness
  • Add as many layers as needed
  • Define environmental conditions (temperature, humidity)
  • Alternatively, add more conditions in a sequence
  • Push “calculate” and view the calculation results

Norner performs very many standard tests/datasheet tests of virgin materials and recycled materials.

  • Mechanical properties according to ISO / ASTM standards
  • Pigment and polymer characterization
  • Chemical characterization
  • Food migration OML/SML

Performance tests

  • Processing trials of various bottles by extrusion blow moulding
  • Bottle by one layer structure and up to three layer co-extrusion
  • Online leakage test
  • Thickness distribution
  • Bottom weld performance
  • Drop test
  • Top load
  • Test Method for Environmental Stress Crack Resistance (ESCR) (ASTM D2561-95)

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Blow moulding

There are numerus polymeric and plastic products used in any building. This range from products like plastic membranes, surface coatings, insulation and electrical to water supply and plumbing. All of these applications require durability and specific properties for their use. We test and support the producers and the building industry with a wide range of relevant testing:

  • Material characterization and specifications
  • Durability testing
  • Fire testing
  • Mechanical testing
  • Environmental exposure testing
  • Recycling evaluations
  • Failure analysis
  • Third party testing and verification

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Infrastructure

Norner performs very many standard tests/datasheet tests.

  • Mechanical properties according to ISO / ASTM standards
  • Chemical characterization
  • Food migration OML/SML

Performance tests

Beverage caps

  • Processing trials 2 cavity beverage cap 28mm neck finish PCO1810 injection moulded caps
  • Secure Seal Test (SST)
  • CO2 retention
  • Test Method for Environmental Stress Crack Resistance (ESCR) of Threaded Plastic Closures (ASTM D5419-14a./ ASTM D5419-95)
  • Cap doming
  • Leakage testing
  • Closure dimensions
  • Response of Colour MB of performances

Design caps - household chemicals - personal care - food

  • Processing trials 4 cavity flip-top injection moulded caps
  • Closure dimensions
  • Hinge Torque
  • Hinge Tensile test
  • Hinge fatigue test
  • Response of Colour MB of performances

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Injection moulding

As a part of our film development centre we offer a wide range of testing on films and laminates.

 

A selection of our test methods and standards:

  • Tensile properties acc. to ISO 527-3
  • Tear resistance acc. to ISO 6383-2
  • Trouser tear strength acc. to ISO 6383-1 or ASTM D1938
  • Dart Drop Impact acc. to ISO 7765-1 or ASTM 1709
  • Impact falling weight (IFW) acc. to ISO 7765-2
  • Puncture resistance acc. to ASTM F1306 and D5748
  • Coefficient of friction acc. to ISO 8295
  • Blocking resistance acc. to ISO 11502
  • Hot tack acc. to ASTM 1921
  • Sealing and Seal strength acc. to ASTM F2029 / F88
  • Bond peel strength acc. to ASTM F88
  • Oxygen Transmission Rate (OTR)
  • Water Vapour Transmission Rate (WVTR)
  • Thickness profile – fully automatic on Octagon instrument
  • Film heat shrinkage acc. to ISO 11501 / ASTM D1204
  • Heat Shrink force acc. to ISO 14616
  • Optical properties; Haze and transmittance acc. to ISO 14782
  • Optical properties, Gloss acc. to ISO 2813
  • Elastic Recovery and Permanent Deformation of stretch wrap and stretch hood films
  • Creep resistance of films
  • Antistatic performance and surface tension

 

Films can also be subjected to our exposure testing procedures followed by testing to evaluate the impact.

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Norner performs very many standard test for injection moulding.

  • Mechanical properties according to ISO/ASTM standards
  • Chemical characterization
  • Food migration OML/SML

Performance tests

  • Closure dimensions
  • Hinge Torque
  • Hinge Tensile test
  • Hinge fatique test
  • Response of Colour MB of performances
  • Cap doming
  • Leakage testing
  • Secure Seal Test (SST)
  • C02 retention
  • Test Method of Environmental Stress Crack Resistance (ESCR) of Threaded Plastic Closures (ASTM D5419-14a./ ASTM D5419-95)

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Processing pilots centre

Norner provide performance testing of finished products

Norner is specialist in films and rigid articles, products and packaging needs to withstand a complex range of mechanical exposure.

 

We offer:

  • Drop test
  • Compression testing, top load
  • Flexural testing; 3 point bending test
  • Cyclic/fatique testing
  • COF; coefficient of friction
  • Relaxation test
  • Creep testing
  • ESCR evaluation of bottles

 

Tailor made testing can be done on request.

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We can perform testing of permeability, OTR and WVTR. 

We are equipped with instruments from Mocon, and can perform tests according to standards.

  • WVTR:  ASTM F1249
  • OTR: ASTM D3985

Link to Norner Barrier Calculator where you can try it out for free and view tutorial videos.

Infrastructure

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Norner offers mechanical testing of pipes

Norner offers different mechanical tests.

 

We offer:

  • Tensile strength for butt fusion – ISO13953
  • Ring stiffness PE pipes – ISO9969
  • Ring stiffness GRP pipes – ISO7685
  • Carbon black content – ISO6964
  • Pigment or Carbon black dispersion – ISO1855
  • Dimension / Geometrical – ISO3126
  • Flexural modulus – ISO178
  • Charpy impact pipe – ISO9854

   Infrastructure

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Pre-qualification of pipe conduits

Norner helps protecting the homes of our customers, reducing failures and saving costs.

We offer a specified test scheme for pre-qualification of pipe conduits for pipe-in-pipe systems.

When installing water distribution in domestic houses and apartments, the PEX supply pipe will be covered by a corrugated pipe, often called a Pipe in Pipe system.

The inner pipe is a PEX plastic pipe with very stringent regulations. The outer corrugated sleeve has a security function of leading away potential leaking water, if the PEX pipe gets a rupture. These tubes had no regulations until recently, and due to quality variations and problems of the tubes it has resulted in cracking tubes and several insurance claims.

Testing methods

A new test scheme, Sintef Byggforsk “Test method for pipe in pipe systems, for approval", has been implemented in Norway and includes the analysis of several quality parameters:

  • Pigment dispersion and homogeneity
  • Raw material quality vs. gels
  • Thickness distribution of the profile
  • Presence of notches in the tube profile
  • Stress-crack resistance
  • UV testing

Norner offers pre-qualification according to the above mentioned tests of the pipe-in-pipe systems. Qualified systems have to be sent to Sintef Byggforsk to obtain a Sintef technical approval.

Infrastructure

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Recycling pilot centre

Norner has test facilities for Thermoforming packaging and appliance industry

Application Centre Thermoforming - a pilot centre and test laboratory with full service.

We have modern pilot lines and test facilities for Thermoforming packaging and appliance industry. 

Thermoforming Pilot Machine

Performance testing

Norner perform very many standard tests/datasheet tests.

  • Mechanical properties according to ISO / ASTM standards•Chemical characterization
  • Food migration OML/SML
  • Gloss: ISO 2813 and ASTM D2457
  • Haze : ASTM D1003

Thermoforming performance tests

  • Product evaluation
  • Thickness distribution
  • Dimensional tolerance
  • Drop test
  • Top load
  • Blooming
  • Stack test
  • Welding/sealing tests of lidding film
  • Tub sealing and retort capability

Thermoforming Industry

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Norner performs testing on various materials

Norner performs very many standard tests/datasheet tests of virgin materials and recycled materials.

  • Mechanical properties according to ISO / ASTM standards
  • Chemical characterization
  • Food migration OML/SML

Performance tests

  • Processing trials 800 ml thin wall cup (0,38mm) by injection moulding
  • Top load 
  • Drop test
  • Response of Colour MB of performances

Injection moulding

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