Visual inspection and label check according to ASTM F1886 / F1886M

Detecting the First Abnormalities with the Naked Eye – Visual Inspection

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Before all other tests that check the sterile barrier of a package for safety comes the simplest test: the visual inspection. It is the most cost-effective variant for detecting irregularities at the seal seam.
Visual inspection in accordance with ASTM F1886 / F1886M quickly reveals whether the test specimen has leaks, channels in the seal seam or other visible abnormalities under certain criteria. Additional visual criteria can be specified by you. We will then include these in our inspection specifications.
Sichtprüfung: Labelcheck

Label check on request

Labels and tags serve as important information carriers and must be visually and digitally legible throughout the entire period of use of the products.

Symbols, text and pictograms must be read correctly. The barcode (or also called barcode) as well as matrix codes must be decoded correctly. The information encoded in the code is optically scanned with the help of special reading devices, whereby environmental and operational influences mainly affect reading and reliable recognition.

For this area, we not only offer a visual inspection, which can be adapted by the customer to include further criteria, but also use our 1D / 2D barcode scanner to check the codes for their print quality according to ISO 15416 (1D), ISO 15415 (2D) as well as according to the GS1 standard. In addition, the combination with further integrity tests is advisable, because only a comprehensive check excludes all sources of error and prevents the discovery of these errors in the further production process.

Testing standards

  • ASTM F1886/F1886M
  • ISO 16022 (Structure of the data matrix code)
  • ISO 15416 (1D) Print quality requirements
  • ISO15415 (2D) Print quality requirements
  • GS1 – Industry standard

Your contacts

Karolina Behrens

Karolina Behrens

Head of Laboratory for Shipping Simulation

040 / 5730 944 -27

Johanna Lipski

Johanna Lipski
M. Sc.

Deputy Head of Laboratory for Shipping Simulation

040 / 5730 944 -26

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