In Australia, Visy has developed multifunctional Insights & Innovation testing laboratories, which provide analytical support for all areas of packaging
There are three specialised laboratories: Paper and Board; Analytical and Polymer Chemistry; and Food Technology, which also encompasses microbiology. Each one is staffed by skilled packaging experts who perform all kinds of analysis and testing on our products. This helps ensure the highest design and production standards are being met.
Apart from routine testing, our team enjoys the challenge of developing innovative analytical approaches for our customers. For specialist analytical functions, we have a solid network of support organisations, such as the CSIRO, and local and international universities.
As you can imagine, having all this expertise under one roof gives us a huge advantage. If you'd like to learn more about our laboratories, please contact Steven Woollacott by calling 03 9247 4589 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or Anthony Mackay by calling 03 9247 4530.
DANGEROUS GOODS TESTING
Testing packages for the transportation of dangerous goods
The Paper and Board laboratory is certified by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) allowing the lab to test packages for the transportation of dangerous goods. These tests are carried out according to the Australian Dangerous Goods Code, which is in accordance with the United Nations Model Regulations for the Transport of Dangerous Goods, so the highest standards of safety are adhered to.
Testing conforming to Road and Rail (ADG), Air (IATA) and Maritime (IMDG) Dangerous Goods regulations can be carried out on combination packages for any pack configuration up to 30kg. We can also test inner containers that have not previously been tested for their suitability for the transport of dangerous goods. Overseas inner containers also can be tested, however must be submitted to WorkSafe Victoria for approval.
Test reports are submitted to a "Competent Authority" for approval in the Australian state that the products are manufactured. The turnaround time for testing is approximately one week, while "Competent Authority" approval takes approximately three weeks.
Please note that each Australian state and territory has different costs for approvals.