Achieving Optimal Quality Packaging Films through Coefficient of Friction Testing

Reviewed by Anurag Mishra (Sr. Technical Consultant)

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Packaging films are used to protect products during transportation and storage. They can also be used to improve the appearance of products, and to make them easier to handle and store. But what if these packaging films have a low value of coefficient of friction? This will result in damage to the products as the products will slip during transportation and rough handling. Thus, to overcome this issue, we at Testronix have designed a high-quality co-efficient of friction tester. This high-quality lab testing instrument will measure the sliding and static friction of the plastic films and sheets by offering accuracy in the test results.

It has been designed with high-end features that make it easy for manufacturers to conduct coefficient of friction tests. In this blog, we are going to provide you with information about the coefficient of friction tester and how this lab testing instrument is helpful in achieving the optimal quality of packaging. So, let us get started!

What is the Coefficient of Friction and its role in determining packaging quality?

The coefficient of friction is one of the most important parameters that needed to be taken care of to determine the frictional characteristics of your packaging film. This information can be used to select the best possible film for your particular application. It can also help you understand how your packaging film will interact with other materials, such as labels or closure systems.

This is an important part of quality control in the packaging industry that will help you to ensure that packaging films will meet all necessary standards and requirements.

COF testing is a way to determine the optimum slip properties for a particular application. You can read more on the importance of testing the frictional properties of the laminates and ensuring that quality products will be delivered.

Now, let us discuss how the Testronix COF tester helps in testing the quality of packaging films.

How Testronix COF tester is helpful in testing the quality of packaging films?

As mentioned before, packaging films are used to protect the contents inside the box from getting damaged. By understanding and measuring the coefficient of friction, you can ensure that your package will be safe and secure during transit, as well as aesthetically pleasing for consumers. Testronix offers a high-quality co-efficient of friction tester that is used to test the quality of packaging films by accurately determining their COF value.

This quality lab testing equipment plays a crucial role in the paper & packaging industry by testing the quality of packaging films used in it.

This ASTM D 618 standardized co-efficient of friction tester will provide highly precise lab testing results and display the dynamic and kinetic friction of the materials. It comes with the memory to hold up to 9 test readings.

This ASTM D 618 standardized coefficient of friction tester is a reliable and easy-to-use device that lets users display the test results with the help of a digital LED display. The tester is specially designed to accurately measure the static and kinetic coefficients of friction of various materials, such as plastics, laminates, and packaging films. This tester is valuable testing equipment for quality control and product development in the paper & packaging industries.

Besides this, it has been designed with other related standards that include ASTM D 883, BS 2782, and ASTM D 1894. You can easily perform co-efficient of friction tests on the products with the help of this quality lab testing equipment.

Advantages of co-efficient of friction tester in packaging films testing

The packaging industry is constantly evolving and innovating to meet the changing needs of consumers, making it an incredibly lucrative sector. However, one key component that often goes overlooked is friction testing.

Friction testing of packaging films can provide invaluable insight into a product’s performance in terms of its durability and suitability for a range of applications. Testronix co-efficient of friction tester will help the manufacturers of different industries by letting them test the coefficient of the frictional value of the products.

There are many benefits of testing the friction properties of packaging films. By doing so, manufacturers can ensure that their products will meet the needs of their customers. Additionally, it can help to improve product quality and reduce manufacturing costs.

  • By testing friction properties, manufacturers can ensure that their products are safe for consumers to use. This is especially important for products that will be used in contact with food or other consumables.

  • Friction testing can identify potential problems with the plastic film's performance, especially during shipping and transporting the products efficiently. This will allow manufacturers in assessing the quality of products and improve the weak points.

  • High-friction films can help keep supplies from moving around inside the package, which can help prevent them from becoming damaged or contaminated. Thus, by testing the coefficient of frictional value, one can easily determine the quality of the product.

These are some of the benefits of testing the co-efficient of frictional properties of the materials. You can easily make the use of Testronix co-efficient of friction tester to test the value of friction.


In conclusion, testing the friction properties of packaging films can be very beneficial for paper & packaging manufacturers. It allows manufacturers to better understand how their packaging film interacts with different surfaces and materials in order to produce a higher-quality product. With so many advantages associated with testing the friction properties of packaging films, it is definitely worth considering having accurate lab testing equipment. Testronix offers the highest quality and standardized lab testing equipment that will help the manufacturers in testing the frictional properties of the materials with ease. You can also give us a call at +91 9313140140 or email us at, to take a live demo for the use of this lab testing equipment.

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