Package Quality Control - Net Content Control

Stay Compliant and Reduce Overfilling

Billions of packages — bottles, jars, tubes, cans, boxes — are filled around the world every day. By law, each of them must display their net weight, volume or number of pieces. However, the package filling process is subject to many environmental influences that cause fluctuations in net weight.

To prevent potential problems, manufacturers often rely on overfilling to keep from falling under the legal net weight that is stated on the package. This may result in unnecessary product giveaway. A robust quality assurance program can closely control limits on the packaging process and help reduce expensive costs.

This educational paper delivers insights on:

  • How to reduce costs through minimized overfill
  • Available methods: Random sampling or 100% inspection
  • A five step approach to a well-designed solution