Packaging plays an important role in the marketability of a product. Actually, it acts as a sales booster for a product. Good packing enhances the shelf life of the product and protects it from hazards of transportation and handling. MARKFED purchases packaging material worth Rs. 10 Crores every year for its processing units in the State. In order to improve the quality and to check losses due to the use of sub-standard packing material, MARKFED had set up a Package Testing Laboratory at Mohali in the year 1993, MARKFED packaging testing Lab. is well equipped with modern equipment. With the introduction of this Laboratory a lot of improvement in the packaging of MARKFED products has been achieved and transit losses due to use of sub-standard packaging material have been curtailed. Earlier Laboratory was analyzing the samples of our own products only, however these samples on commercial basis for other cooperative and private organizations, are also undertaken now. About 7000-8000 samples are tested in this laboratory annually and various type of packaging material from Markfed Plants. Samples of B.T. jute bags and HDPE Bags purchased by Markfed for Rabi and Kharif Season are also tested in this laboratory. We are also testing the packaging material for private party at very reasonable cost.
Reach us at : Markfed Packaging Testing Lab, Markfed Agro Chemicals Plant, Mohali.