Learn about our quality testing process and our certifications as a large thermoforming manufacturer.
For decades, TriEnda has led the way in developing material handling solutions and custom products for a variety of industries. It starts with our vertically integrated approach to manufacturing and is solidified by our commitment to our customers in providing the highest quality products and solutions we can.
Our commitment to quality leads the industry. We are an ISO 9001:2015 certified plastic manufacturer that utilizes award winning processes and design solutions to create innovative and cost-effective products. And when it comes to testing, this is what sets us apart. First, we test our materials that come in each day to ensure they are up to standard for use on our production floor. Then, once we create a thermoformed material handling solution, that too undergoes rigorous testing so we can ensure your products get from A to B without any hiccups. We’ll touch on each of our certifications and the quality testing processes that we perform here at TriEnda.
ISO 9001:2015 Certification
This certification is an international standard that specifics certain requirements businesses must satisfy within their quality management system. It is based on the plan-do-check methodology and ensures that we provide and follow our process-oriented approach. An organization that meets the ISO 9001:2015 standard shows they have the capabilities to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements. Learn more about the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 certification here.
Six Sigma Black Belt Certified
Our teams are Six Sigma Black Belt certified which means they’re versed in a set of tools and techniques to improve production processes, eliminate defects, and guarantee quality. The certification gives our teams the skillset to identify risks, errors, or defects in our processes and enables them to remove them. Organizations certified at the Six Sigma Black Belt level have a high-level of competence within the phases of Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control as defined by the IASCC.
Green Belt Certification
The IASSC Green Belt Certification empowers our teams with the core and advanced elements of Lean Six Sigma Methodology. After receiving the certification, our associates understand how to implement, perform, interpret, and apply Lean Six Sigma at a high level. Organizations obtaining Green Belt Certification possess a thorough understanding of all aspects of the Lean Six Sigma Methodology, which ensure product designing capabilities.
TriEnda’s Quality Testing
The following tests we perform are used to gauge and control the quality of the materials we use, and the solutions we provide. All inbound material is tested by our Quality Control department as it arrives at the facility each day. Upon a completion and passing, the material gets approved for use in production
Melt Flow Rate Test
This test is used to determine the rate of extrusion for molten thermoplastic resins using an extrusion plastometer. The melt flow rate test is an important part to the quality checking process as it confirms that the incoming materials we receive are composed of the right resins. If a material undergoes this test and the results aren’t as expected, this confirms that an unknown material is in the sample.
By utilizing a benchtop liquid density column, our teams can determine the density of solid plastics with this method. The density test confirms the quality and uniformity of incoming materials after their density is determined.
Hot Air Orientation Test
This method allows us to determine the degree of unrestrained linear thermal shrinkage at given specimen temperatures of plastic sheeting using a standard industrial oven. The hot air orientation test pinpoints certain temperatures that incoming materials will experience shrinkage before they are sent to production.
Impact testing covers the determination of the impact resistance or toughness of rigid plastics by calculating the amount of energy absorbed during fracture. It is performed with a Gardner-SPI impact tester. This test is extremely important for us to perform as an industry leading provider of material handling products. By performing this test, we know that our pallets and other solutions withstand all the demands of the different industries we serve.
Materials testing and product performance testing are just a few of the material handling services we provide here at TriEnda. With a focus and commitment to quality, our teams can guarantee the performance of the custom packaging solutions we can design for your business. Contact us today to experience the TriEnda difference.