ASTM Package Integrity Testing Laboratory

ASTM Package Integrity and Transportation Testing

ASTM International provides guidelines, standards, and testing procedures that ensure product and packaging safety. ASTM is an organization that stands for the American Society for Testing and Materials. The standards set forth by ASTM are accepted globally. Keystone Package Testing is an ASTM certified lab and has transit testing capabilities for many ASTM Testing Standards.

Our professional testing team strives to give our customers more time and energy on product development instead of testing. In addition, we can accommodate flexible and rigid packages of all sizes, including large pallets.

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Summary of ASTM Package Integrity Testing

Firstly, many industries rely on ASTM International standards like those outlined by ASTM D, ASTM F, and ASTM/ISO, to ensure that their products are delivered safely. Industries include:

Some of the ASTM test methods that are the most popular for this category are packaging drop test standards, packaging seal integrity testing, pouch seal integrity testing, package leak testing, and burst test packaging.

Common ASTM Package Testing Standards

ASTM D4332 test describes a plan for conditioning containers, packages, or packaging components. This method should be used as the relevant conditioning standard when packaging quantification is required.

For standards such as ASTM D4169, the guideline itself defines pass/fail standards. ASTM D4169 standard includes drop test packaging and other standard procedures. Many ASTM methods require conditioning or preconditioning.

ASTM F1980 Accelerated Shelf-Life Testing evaluates the effects of time on the integrity of the sterile barrier system. The test enables manufacturers to evaluate the integrity and reliability of their products and make informed decisions about their shelf life and expiration dates.

Why is ASTM Package Transportation Testing Important?

Ensuring product safety reduces the risk of damage or spoilage during transportation, which can lead to customer complaints, product recalls, or financial losses.

Additionally, proper transportation testing allows companies to optimize packaging designs, using the minimum necessary materials while maintaining product integrity. This optimization can lead to cost savings in terms of materials, transportation, and storage. By preventing product damage during transit, companies can avoid expenses associated with replacing damaged goods.

The primary purpose of ASTM package testing is to evaluate the package’s ability to protect the product during transit. Therefore, it helps identify potential weaknesses during the transportation system. Factors a package may be subjected to include:

Expert ASTM Compliance Testing Laboratory

Keystone Package Testing is an ASTM certified packaging testing lab and is proud to provide customers with reliable testing and reports. With international accreditation, competitive pricing, and quick turnaround time, Keystone is the right package testing partner.

Our testing engineers are experienced and have a thorough knowledge of industry standards. Furthermore, they are prepared to guide you through the package testing process. Let’s get started! Request a quote or contact us at (724) 657-9940.

ASTM Test Standards

Listed below are some of the most common standards that we test for packaging. If you are looking for a specific standard that is not listed here, please contact us!

 

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