The new QC lab will enable Duo to extend its product lines and target new markets
Packaging manufacturer and supplier, Duo UK, has boosted its research and development capabilities with the launch of a dedicated Quality Control lab, which it says will aid development of new, super-strength films and recycled products.
The lab consolidates some of Duo’s current methods for testing its polythene products as well as introducing further testing capabilities, allowing a thorough analysis of new products’ capabilities.
“Our technical team is constantly developing products to meet specific industry needs”, explained Duo UK’s Operational Director, Dale Brimelow. “What the QC lab allows us to do is thoroughly test these new blends and develop a precise technical understanding of each product’s properties and characteristics. This in turn helps us to improve a product’s performance, offer alternative products as well as identify potential cost savings for clients.”
The testing capabilities featured in Duo UK’s QC lab include drop dart impact testing, tensile and slip testing, shrink testing, opacity metre and yield testing.
Major new product development includes super-strength sacks and bags for critical use such as builders’ aggregate to wood flakes, while high-strength polythene wrap will allow Duo UK to offer a robust packaging solution to a wide range of manufacturers including brick, paint and furniture producers.
“In addition to super-strength, we are particularly excited about the potential to improve the consistency of recycled material. Inconstancy has traditionally made recycled products unsuited to critical applications but we’re confident that the level of testing we’re able to carry out in our QC lab will mean we’re able to offer ultra-reliable recycled products to the market in the near future,” Brimelow concluded.