Quality & Manufacturing Tracking

Maintaining the highest quality standards requires comprehensive systems that provide oversight and benchmarks for safety, environmental, and quality tolerances. This is why Ohio Pack has a fully integrated computerized quality and manufacturing tracking system.

Quality procedures that are implemented include:

  • Hazard analysis and critical control point (HAACP) standards are followed: this is an internationally recognized system for reducing the risk of safety hazards in food; an HACCP system requires that potential hazards are identified and controlled at specific points in the process.
  • Good manufacturing practice (GMP): a GMP system ensures that goods produced for the use in food, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals are done in a controlled and consistent manufacturing environment that creates quality results.
  • Class 100,000 clean room: air showers, latex gloves, Tyvek suits, and plastic pallets are required when in the clean room.
  • Hair nets, beard nets, and Ohio Pack-supplied t-shirts (or lab coats) are always worn.

 

The following machines, systems, and procedures allow for tests and verifications to be performed on all materials or processes:

  • Tensile machine
  • Leak tester
  • Auto tensile and gauge
  • Gas chromatography (GC) tester
  • Boil and autoclave film
  • Compression tester
  • Coefficient of friction
  • Melt flow index
  • Mettler Toledo
  • Oxygen and vapor permeability
  • Tear tester force
  • Burst tester
  • Heat seal tester
  • Dart impact tester
  • Large retort chamber
  • Drop tester
  • Hot oven
  • Weigh films
  • Before blown film production lines begin, our quality team goes to the production floor and ensures everything meets specifications prior to running
  • Pouch inspection: visual inspection is performed on the line, with routine pouch selection for full lab analysis
  • Every roll is inspected before leaving the building
  • All laminates go through migration testing during the customer’s trial period, and then every six months
  • Most rooms are white rooms; pouch, slitting, rewind is a Class 100,000 clean room

We’re happy to answer any questions about our quality and testing procedures. Contact us to speak to one of our quality or production experts.