The packaging innovation labs and pilot plants at our Discovery Centers in Springdale, Ark., and Downers Grove, Ill., allow us to be very effective at developing sustainable packaging. The two packaging labs are equipped to enable engineers to conduct extensive testing to optimize final package designs.
An example of one of the tools is a compression strength tester, which is used to determine the optimal case strength required to ship a product without incurring damage. The labs are also fully equipped with multiple types of testing and design tools. The packaging machines in our pilot plants enable the team to quickly and accurately scale up concepts and prototypes from initial consumer research to final package specifications.