ASTM F2825 Climatic Stressing of Package Systems
ASTM F2825 climatic testing evaluates packages that experience extreme temperatures. As an ISTA and ISO 17025 certified lab, we realize the importance of ASTM F2825 testing. Meeting the ASTM climatic stress requirements can be difficult. We understand the challenges and guide companies through the process.
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Summary of ASTM F2825 Climatic Stress Testing
ASTM F2825 testing provides a basis for gauging the ability of a packaging system to withstand a range of climatic stresses. This test standard is designed to provide guidance when establishing the climatic stresses imparted to package systems.
Climatic stressing of packaging systems for single parcel delivery is a package conditioning procedure. The ASTM F2825 integrity standard is designed for overnight or two-day delivery systems of a single parcel.
Products shipped through the distribution environment encounter various climatic and physical environments as they pass through different parts of the world at various times of the year. The test method is designed to provide guidance when establishing climatic stresses.
This ASTM F2825 testing procedure does not cover refrigerated, frozen food storage, or cryogenic storage conditions. Only the climatic environments met in various regions of the world are covered by this standard. Package test labs such as Keystone Package provide a method for conditioning packaging systems. This method involves using climatic conditions that occur in actual distribution.
The recommended exposure levels are based on available information. This can include shipping, handling, storage environments, current industry practices, and published studies. They are not absolute extremes but recorded daily averages in cold and hot climates of the world.
Scope of ASTM F 2825 Climatic Stress Laboratory Testing
The packaging system must be described in terms of size, weight, and materials of construction. Various modes and durations must be identified prior to starting the test. As well as the transport that will be used to store and distribute the products to customers. A test plan will be developed using the sequence, conditions, and exposure times.
Test specimens are recommended to consist of representative packaging systems, including actual contents or devices. Contents with blemishes or minor defects are used if the detective component is not to be studied. Contents will also be used if the defect is documented in the report. Simulated contents are also acceptable as long as they duplicate the load characteristics of the actual product.
Significance of ASTM F2825 Climatic Stress Integrity Testing
Within this ASTM F2825 procedure, various modes and durations of transportation will be used to store and distribute the products to the customers. When used as a standalone test, predetermine the acceptance criteria.
The report of this ASTM F2825 method consists of general information such as location, time, date, and test technician. Temperature, relative humidity, and time of exposure will also be included in the report.
Other information included in this report consists of the preconditioning atmosphere and time of exposure. When used as a stand-alone test, the nature of noncompliance and acceptance criteria is noted. Lastly, it is important to understand that a statement of precision and bias is not applicable to this test.
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Keystone strives to give our customers more time and energy on product development instead of testing. We can accommodate flexible and rigid packages of all sizes, including large pallets. Keystone has a full lab of test equipment which permits us to provide short lead times on scheduling.
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For more referenced ASTM standards and similar testing, please follow the links below:
- ASTM D996 Terminology of Packaging and Distribution Environments
- ASTM D4332 Practice for Conditioning Containers, Packages, or Packaging Components for Testing
- ASTM E337 Test Method for Measuring Humidity with a Psychrometer (the Measurement of Wet- and Dry-Bulb Temperatures)
- ASTM F17 Terminology Relating to Primary Barrier Packaging
- ISO 2233 Packaging—Complete, Filled Transport Packages: Conditioning for Testing