PTD Facilities

Packaging R&D Laboratory
  • Application/development of new packaging technology e.g. active & high packaging for shelf life improvement, retort packaging & modified atmosphere packaging, etc.
  • Packaging innovation/option, new ideas (enhancing market potential)
  • Packaging structure/cushion development for transport packaging for food & non-food products (zero/reduced product damage & reduced packaging cost)
Packaging Testing Laboratory
  • Packaging material properties
  • Packaging performance
  • Identification of materials
  • Safety of packaging materials for food contact
  • Shelf life testing (product & packaging materials)
Packaging Design
  • Label/graphic design development
  • Gift box, carrier box/bag development
  • Brand development
  • Short printing using digital printing technology
Packaging Library and Data Resource Information System
  • Data base management system
  • Packaging books & journals
Pilot Plant for Selected Packaging Technology
  • Toll packaging services for retort pack/pouch foods and form fill seal for liquid products in sachet;
  • Training venue for packaging techniques
Simulation Testing Packaging Laboratory  
Green Packaging Laboratory  



 Standardized Fees for PTD Technical Services
 Technical Services Standardized Fees, PhP
Client Rate Student Rate
A. Package Development 18, 421.00  
B. Shelf Life Testing*    
1. Low acid canned foods 19,930.00  
2. High acid foods 16,308.00  
 3. Dried foods 16,820.00  
4. Perishables  6,552.00  
5. Frozen foods 14,639.00  
Additional fee for package development and shelf life testing such as microbial  and chemical analyses- as per quotation.
C. Technical Supervision/ Evaluation for In- Plant Production 4,349.00  
D. Transport Packaging
1. Evaluation of packaging for transport 5,145.00  
2. Compression testing 3,043.00  
Packaging design for transport packaging with cushion design 7,807.00  
E. Label Design    
1.Without concept development  2,341.00  
2. With concept development 3,951.00  
3. Label design for box     
3.1. Category 1 (stock design with   minimal alteration)  5,178.00  
3.2. Category 2 (custom design) 6,057.00  
3.2.1 Short- run production (boxes and gifts packs) 489.00 per hr  
3.2.2 Short- run printing (mock- up labels) 2.00 per sq. in.  
3.2.3 Evaluation of Mandatory Labeling Requirements 746.00  
3.2.4 Brand development 5, 256.00  
3.2.5 Training of Designer 9, 816.00 per person  
F. Testing    
1. Water vapor transmission rate 11, 623.00 per sample  
2. Oxygen transmission rate 9,451.00 per sample  
3. Migration testing film  4,153.00 per sample  
4. Migration testing finished package 6, 170.00 per sample  
5. Identification of plastic using DSC 5, 462.00 per sample  
6. Determination of toluene/ ethyl acetate residual in printed packaging material 3,601.00 per sample  
7. Tensile and peel test using UTM 2,410.00 per sample  
8. Benzophenone 10,532.00 per sample  
9. Phthalates  10,345.98 per sample  
10. Acetaldehyde 6,854.64 per sample  
11. Bisphenol A  10,054.36 per sample  
12. Weathering Test 1,170.00 per hr  
G. Use of Facilities    
1. Vacuum packaging machine 300.00 per hr  
2. Form- fill- seal machine 373.00 per hr  
3. Continuous band sealer 327.00 per hr  
4. Skin packaging machine 648.00 per hr  
5. Shrink packaging machine  450.00 per hr  
6. Sacheting machine 313.00 per hr  
7. Hot and cold sealer 419.00 per hr  
8. Retort rental 2,280.00 per hr  
9. Preparation room renta 2,231.00 per day  

 * Service fees are subject to change without prior notice.               



The ITDI is among the instrumentalities that laid the groundwork, in the early years, for S&T in the country. Today, it is one of the DOST's RDIs (research and development institutes) and undertakes multidisciplinary industrial R&D, technical services, and knowledge translation or technology transfer and commercialization. ITDI harnesses know-how in new technology and product innovation, and through the years, has emerged as a credible and reliable industry and government partner in accelerating growth and development in the country.


Address: DOST-ITDI Bldg., DOST Cmpd., General Santos Avenue, Bicutan, Taguig City, Philippines

Contact No. : (632) 86837750 local 2182, (632) 88372071 local 2182