Will your packaging stand up to the rigorous distribution process?
Simulating the conditions of the distribution and storage environments allows you to be confident that your products arrive the hands of consumers in good condition. Package testing saves you time and money. By minimizing damage in the shipping process, you can reduce time spent with damage claims, cut the amount of lost product, and increase customer satisfaction. Tektronix labs are ISO/IEC 17025 accredited and ISTA certified. Tektronix is a member of the Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier Network (APASS) and is certified by Amazon to provide ISTA 6-Amazon.com package testing for products being sold on Amazon's website. Tektronix is also compliant with a variety of industry-specific standards, including:
- IEC 68-2
Tektronix has the right experience and equipment to perform quality package testing services for:
- Medical Device Manufacturers
- Consumer Goods Manufacturers
- Manufacturers in FDA Regulated Industries
ISTA Certified Package Testing Laboratory
Tektronix is certified by the International Safe Transport Association (ISTA) to perform a variety of package and transportation tests to provide a laboratory simulation of the damage-producing forces and conditions of transport environments. Manufacturers that have their packages tested at an ISTA certified laboratory are allowed to mark their packaging with the ISTA Transit Tested Certification Mark. Tektronix is certified to perform the following tests:
Simulating the Process of Distribution
Package testing is the simulated process of distribution and storage of products that need to travel from the manufacturer to the end user. Packages can be described as an exterior container, cushioning or protection material and/or the product itself.
Package testing is relevant for clients who want to consistently deliver their products to market on-time and in compliance with industry regulations. It is the manufacturer's responsibility to evaluate each package's ability to protect the product inside throughout the handling, distribution and storage process.
Package fragility is a concern for most of our clients. Tektronix can simulate virtually every condition packages will undergo during warehouse or distribution processes. We have equipment to test shipping cartons, point-of-purchase (POP) displays and pallets.
The two most popular situations tested are shipping and storage:
- Shipping - Tektronix can simulate various vibrations, temperatures and unpressurized altitudes that products will encounter.
- Storage - Tektronix can simulate various conditions that happen during storage such as stacking, impact/shock and dropping.
Tektronix also tests to unique requirements or special environmental circumstances such as fungus, salt fog or UV/sunlight exposure.
Which Package Tests Do I Need?
To determine which tests are appropriate for your package system, you will need to consider a combination of factors including regulatory requirements, applicable standard(s) or test procedures, mode of transport, type and category of product in the container, size and shape of the container, and the container material make up.
Testing your packaging before it goes to your customers can save you money, reduce your liability, and increase your credibility and professionalism with your clients. Tektronix serves leading companies and government agencies with a wide array of package testing services, including:
- Compression, Machine
- Compression, Dead Weight
- Drop Test
- Vehicle Simulation
- Storage Test
- Thermal Shipper Validation
- Label Rub & Peel
- Vibration (sinusoidal/random)