ISTA 3A Package Integrity General Simulation Testing of Packages Weighing Less Than 150 lb

ISTA Series 3: General Simulation Performance Tests

ISTA Series 3 tests are advanced tests that are designed to challenge the capability of the package and product to withstand transportation hazards. The tests utilize general simulation of actual transport packages. They will not necessarily comply with carrier packaging regulations.

ISTA 3 testing can help shorten package development time and increase confidence in product launches. The products will be better protected resulting in less damage during transportation and fewer returns which leads to higher profits. Less damage will increase customer satisfaction and achieve package validation.

ISTA Series 3 lab transit tests are designed to provide a laboratory simulation of the general damage-producing motions, forces, conditions, and sequences of transport environments. Applicable across broad sets of circumstances, such as a variety of vehicle types and routes, or a varying number of handling exposures. Characteristics will include simple shaped random vibration, different drop heights applied to the sample package, and/or atmospheric conditioning.

The tests included in this series are:

  • ISTA 3A  Parcel Delivery System Shipments 150 lb (70kg) or Less
  • ISTA 3B Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) Shipment
  • ISTA 3E Similar Packaged-Products in Unitized Loads for Truckload Shipment
  • ISTA 3F Mixed Pallet Integrity
  • ISTA 3K Fast Moving Consumer Goods for the European Retail Supply Chain

Expert ISTA Series 3 General Simulation Testing

As an ISTA-certified lab, Keystone Package Testing is a package testing expert. Hundreds of companies partner with us on an annual basis for e-commerce packaging tests. They rely on us to determine how well their products, devices, and packaging meet the requirements.

Our international accreditation means that the reports you receive at the conclusion of testing will be recognized globally. When challenges surface, we work with our customers to find alternatives

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