Vibration testing standards to take into account

Vibration testing standards to take into account

Some of the main hazards faced by goods when being transported are the vibrations resulting from the route and the means of transportation itself, whether when transported by road, sea or air. Being aware of the detrimental effects of vibrations on the products being...

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Medical package testing to maintain high product standards

Medical package testing to maintain high product standards

Pharmaceutical or medical device packaging plays an essential role in protecting and ensuring safety both for the product that they contain and for the end customer. For this reason, before distributing these products, it is paramount to perform a medical package...

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What are the main vibration parameters during transportation

What are the main vibration parameters during transportation

The distribution cycle of any good carries a series of risks to the load’s integrity, which includes the vibrations. Measuring the vibration parameters allows for the characterization of this phenomenon in a way that allows companies to simulate the damages caused by...

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What is ISTA 3E?

What is ISTA 3E?

ISTA 3E is a general simulation test for unified loads or packaged products. The purpose of this package testing is to evaluate the protective capabilities of these types of loads against hazards that might be encountered during their shipping and handling, while...

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ASTM D5276: drop test of loaded containers

ASTM D5276: drop test of loaded containers

The ASTM D5276 standard is a protocol for testing the strength and protective ability of packaged products when exposed to a sudden shock resulting from a free-fall impact. This procedure provides guidance on how to perform free fall or drop test by allowing a company...

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What is EUMOS 40509:2012?

What is EUMOS 40509:2012?

EUMOS 40509-2012 is a standard that describes the test method for analyzing and evaluating unit load stiffness.  This test protocol is based on the application of horizontal dynamic forces/accelerations to the unit load in order to evaluate the stiffness of the unit...

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ISO 17025: what is and its benefits

ISO 17025: what is and its benefits

The ISO 17025 accreditation outlines a series of protocols required to accredit the technical capabilities and quality standards of a testing and calibration laboratory. This ISO certification therefore evidences the capability of a laboratory to consistently provide...

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Main Packaging Tests

Main Packaging Tests

Packaging tests are one of the most versatile tools for ensuring the safety of transported goods, while generating significant economic savings. Therefore, it is essential to know which are the main packaging testing methods and how to perform them.    The...

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Why you need to become ISTA certified

Why you need to become ISTA certified

ISTA certification is one of the most well-known and implemented international parameters for the regulation of goods transportation. It consists of a series of tests that aim to establish quality standards with the purpose of guaranteeing safety during the...

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ASTM D4728: everything about it

ASTM D4728: everything about it

Throughout the distribution cycle, containers are subjected to a number of forces that can compromise their protective ability, such as random vibrations. The ASTM D4728 - 17 aims to prevent this problem in order to design effective systems that guarantee the safety...

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ISTA 3A: everything you need to know

ISTA 3A: everything you need to know

The ISTA 3A testing procedure is a general simulation test for individual product packages sent via a package delivery service such as UPS, DHL, FedEx, etc., whether by air or land.  ISTA specifies that the 3A testing procedure covers the testing of individually...

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