Founded in 1952, Chicago Paper Testing
Laboratory offers a fully equipped and staffed independent laboratory engaged in chemical
analysis, consultation, development, functional evaluation, research and testing of all
phases of paper and paper related products in the consumer and end use packaging.
Chicago Paper Testing Laboratory is unusually well equipped for conducting
tests and analyses for paper and paper products. It routinely conducts most TAPPI tests on
paper and paper products including Neenah Expansimeter, G.E. Brightness and Color and The
American Library Association Universal Book Tests for evaluating the durability of bound
A number of comprehensive research projects have been carried out in the
laboratory, including a doctoral thesis on the treatment and permanency of paper. Our
clients are nationwide and international and include paper mills, food packagers, national
food chains, folding box manufacturers, drug companies, label manufacturers and major
publishers and binderies.
Chicago Paper Testing Laboratory and its personnel maintain memberships in
the American Council of Independent Laboratories (ACIL), TAPPI, ASTM, TAGA and ACS.