How a newly- developed laboratory test helps to assess strength of different vial options

It is crucial to reliably evaluate the effect of bulk fill-and-finish processing on cosmetic as well as on strength-affecting defects. Unfortunately, it requires a high effort to perform a dedicated line trial to assess different vial features, which is of particular interest during product development. Due to this challenge, a laboratory method has been designed in order to generate characteristic fill-and-finish line defects on vials in a reproducible manner.  In this session, the method as well as first results will be presented.