Transportation Testing

transportation testing

Transportation Testing

Simulate the hazards of the distribution process

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Transportation Testing

Our team can advise customers on the transportation studies required to meet regulatory requirements and provide detailed reports on the performance of the package. These tests mimic real life situations which packaging can encounter during its transit to the final end user. Our Transportation Testing services are carried out to ASTM & ISTA Standards:

Conditioning - ASTM D4332

Conditioning of specimens ensures that they are exposed to a range of specific temperatures and humidity in a predetermined cycle, so that environmental conditions can be taken into consideration for further tests.  Conditioning Testing is normally used in conjunction with Transportation Testing to simulate various climatic changes that it may encounter during distribution and storage.
conditioning of specimens

Drop Testing – ASTM D5276

Drop Testing evaluates the:
  • Capability of a container to withstand the sudden shock resulting force from a free fall
  • Capability of a container and its inner packaging to protect the contents
drop testing

Fixed Displacement Vibration – ASTM D999

Test specimens are subjected to a constant fixed vibration frequency, to stimulate repetitive shocks encountered during transportation.
Fixed Displacement Vibration - ASTM D999

Compression Testing – ASTM D4577, ASTM D642

Compression Testing simulates Vehicle / Warehouse stacking forces based on the mass and dimensions of the samples. The test measures the ability of the containers to resist external compressive loads. 
compression testing

Random Vibration – ASTM D4728

Test specimens are subjected to random vibrations and varying frequencies to simulate truck, air and rail transport. 
vibration testing

High Altitude Simulation – ASTM D6653

Simulates the effects of high altitude / low pressure exposure during travel by non-pressurized aircraft or over mountain passes. The packaging systems are subjected to a controlled vacuum. Required only where packages are sensitive to low pressure i.e. non porous material. 
High Altitude Simulation - ASTM D6653

Concentrated Impact Testing – ASTM D6344

Concentrated Impact Testing evaluates the ability of lightweight single wall corrugated shipping containers to resist concentrated low level impacts.
concentrated impact testing

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