Prototyping and Testing Services


ZDM Prototyping & Testing FacilitiesThe ZDM Group's affiliated design, prototyping and testing facilities provide our customers in the plastic container manufacturing industry with robust designs and new product, process and material evaluations that assure maximum manufacturability and customer satisfaction.

Capabilities include:

  • Design and prototyping for plastic containers
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • 3-D Modeling
  • Physical Testing for monolayer and multilayer plastic containers, plastic closures
  • Shelf-life—O2 , CO2 permeation; carbonation loss (IR method); organoleptic
  • PET chemical / morphological testing—IV, AA, crystallinity, molecular orientation
  • Food and beverage compatibility testing

Our certification of our affiliated laboratories for measurement reliability using practical and effective statistical methods—calibration, repeatability and reproducibility studies, technician qualification methods, and validation control charts—is our clients' assurance of data and analysis they can use with confidence.


Our comprehensive, statistically sound approach to laboratory evaluations provides invaluable knowledge of how and under what conditions a technology works optimally, exposes limitations and provides guidance to robust solutions.