i2i europe, Weedon Group’s creative design company, is launching a new packaging performance programme, to control and enhance both production and design performance.
To facilitate this move, the Group has moved its testing laboratory from its Manchester site to i2i’s base in Hednesford. The production side of the new performance programme involves testing the different boards manufactured within the Group to compile a matrix of data on materials and conversion processes. This will offer customers better information on suitable board grades for their projects, helping to prevent over-specing, thereby saving customers’ money as well as natural resources, or under-specing, which could lead to packaging failing.
i2i europe is also offering independent testing services to anyone who needs analysis of packaging produced by other manufacturers.
The Weedon Group invested in new testing equipment early in 2020 and its testing laboratory is able to undertake edge testing of corrugated board, as well as to test its compression strength, its weight and its burst strength.
The lab will continue to support production at both sites, enabling Weedon PSC in Hednesford and Weedon Corrugated Products in Manchester to check packaging performance and raw materials, and to test the sheet board manufactured on the Group’s in-house corrugator at Weedon Corrugated Products, to ensure it meets required standards and specifications.