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Westpak Forms New Division in Response to Increased Demand for Material Analysis Testing


SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Westpak, Inc., a world class independent test laboratory announces a new Material Analysis Division providing the evaluation of materials utilized in products and packaging specified by the life science, medical device, plastic film, corrugated, paperboard, military/aerospace, and other industries.

Westpak uses specialized equipment and a highly trained staff in the evaluation of materials per ASTM, ISO, TAPPI, ETS, IEC, UL, and related test standards. The firm's San Jose laboratory is one of the few on the west coast with TAPPI test capabilities.

The results of material analysis testing are one of the primary tools used in the evaluation of new and alternate materials, designs, and suppliers.

Edmund Tang, Division Manager, offered "In general, the overall integrity of a product is based on the materials of which it is manufactured. The tests we perform provide necessary information used in the evaluation of these materials. For example, we evaluate sterile barrier package system materials for the life science industry."

"Our engineering staff has been performing material tests for many years. Clients typically have a critical problem that needs resolution and they need answers fast. Some examples of these we see include materials affected by changes in outsourcing, the client's vendor switching materials or suppliers, changes in labeling or marking, attempts at cost reduction that backfire, or process variations," explained Tim Eells, Division Director.

For more information about Westpak's test capabilities and expansion into material analysis, please contact Edmund Tang, Division Manager, at 408-600-3431. Submit your request for quotation or check Westpak's continually growing list of material analysis test capabilities at Westpak, Inc. - Package, Product, Material Testing & Validation.

About Westpak 

Westpak, Inc., established in 1986, is a leading independent testing firm with laboratories in San Jose and San Diego, California. Westpak's laboratories are accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 by the American Association of Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) for various ASTM, ISTA, IEC and UL test standards. Westpak specializes in product, reliability, distribution, packaging and related custom testing services for numerous industries, including solar, technology, hazardous materials shipment, sustainability, military/aerospace, packaging, and medical device. Westpak's philosophy is "Integrity is the priceless ingredient in testing." 

Westpak, Inc. – San Jose site                                    Westpak, Inc. – San Diego site
83 Great Oaks Boulevard                                           10326 Roselle Street
San Jose, CA 95119                                                  San Diego, CA 92121
408-224-1300                                                            858-623-8100

SOURCE Westpak, Inc.