Our mobile lab is ISO17025 accredited.

Our Mobile Pallet Stability Test Lab has ISO17025 accreditation to test to the EUMOS 40509 standard.

What is our lab?

Our pallet stability testing lab is a horizontal deceleration bench. It replicates the forces experienced by a pallet during an emergency braking scenario. This is the most extreme force a pallet is likely to encounter during transit so therefore it gives a good indication or how well the pallet will fare in a real world supply chain.

What does the ISO accreditation mean?

ISO17025 specifies the general requirements for the competence, impartiality and consistent operation of laboratories. This means you can be confident that the results we are providing are accurate, fair and repeatable.

How stable are your pallets?

Take our quiz to find out your pallet stability score and discover how you can improve your packaging performance.

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      Containment force

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    Basic inputs


    There is 2 main methods of measuring load containment force. Please select which method you use before starting the quiz.


    Accepted values between 25 to 1800. Increased weight means more containment force is required to prevent shifting.


    Boxes that are interlocked, like bricks in a wall, are more stable than columns and require less load containment.


    TL: Truck Load. LTL: Less than truckload. Products shipping LTL experience rougher handling than products shipping TL.

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    The longer a trip is, the more containment force that will be required to keep a load intact.


    The more expensive a load is, the more protection - or load containment - it should have.


    Liquids shift more readily than solids during transport, and require more load containment.


    Accepted values between 0.5 to 3 meters. An increased length without increased weight means less dense and more stable loads.


    Accepted values between 0.5 to 3 meters. An increased width without increased weight means less dense and more stable loads.


    Accepted values between 0.5 to 3 meters. Increased height means less stable loads requiring more containment force.


    1: Flexible 2: Average 3: Rigid. A flexible product will shift and then return to it's original position after impact.


    1: Very unstable, 3: Stable, and 5: Very stable. The less stable a load is, the more containment force is required to prevent failure.

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    Your Recommended Load Containment Force: 30.2 KGs

    This is the minimum recommended pallet containment force. A lower force than this means that the pallet is instable and is potentially at risk of collapse. A higher force than this is good, but may indicate an over usage of film.

    Do you know your current containment force?

    Congratulations! you have optimized your current holding force!

    Do you know your current film weight?

    Please contact us to find out how to improve your load holding force

    Please contact us to calculate your current holding force!

    Congratulations! you have optimized your stretch film for the current holding force & weight per pallet wrap. Please contact us to know more.

    Please contact us to find out how to acheive the same holding force using less film.

    Please contact us to calculate your current holding force!

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    Impacts

    What are the impacts of poor pallet stability?

    The packaging digest estimates that as much as 11% of all palletised goods arriving at a distribution centre have some level of case damage.

    Cost

    By transporting unstable pallets, you are risking product damage. But beyond the loss of damaged goods there is also other associated costs such as retailer fines and repacking charges.

    Environmental

    Besides the environmental damaged cause by any spills, repacking and reshipping pallets that have been rejected due to damage or instability generates an uneccessary carbon footprint.

    Safety

    One person is killed or injured every hour in Europe and the UK due to insecure cargo (EUMOS).

    Customer Success Story

    Multinational Drink And Brewing Company

    Customer Success Story

    Vegan Food Manufacturer

    • 71.2 %

      reduction in plastic

    By switching to a pre-stretched hand pallet wrap, the customer was able to reduce the amount of film used to wrap each pallet from 375g to 108g on average.

    Customer Success Story

    Bio-based plastic film helps sugar manufacturer reduce plastic by 50%

    • 50 %

      reduction in plastic

    As Lindum Packaging, we were approached by a leading sugar manufacturer with a mission to make their packaging processes more sustainable. They wanted to reduce plastic usage and explore environmentally friendly alternatives for their packaging needs while ensuring pallet stability during transit.