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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4 tips to choose the best protective packaging

4 tips to choose the best protective packaging

The globalization of markets and the rise of online commerce have turned protective packaging into an essential part of doing business. These are packaging solutions that can maintain the integrity of the product transported in them during the entire distribution...

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Package testing: standards and benefits

Package testing: standards and benefits

Package testing has emerged during the last few years as a much-needed tool for companies aiming to attain an optimized distribution cycle and sustainable, low-cost, safe packages.  Knowing and applying the benefits of performing tests in package testing labs, or...

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Top 10 blogs and magazines on transport and logistics

Top 10 blogs and magazines on transport and logistics

The transport and logistics industries are undergoing a technological transformation. The importance of safe and sustainable shipping is increasingly in the focus of governments and end customers.  It is therefore essential to follow all the news and learn new...

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Packaging optimization: how to design a protocol

Packaging optimization: how to design a protocol

Nowadays business and commerce are extended all around the World, and it’s easy to find products from the other side of the planet surrounding us. Worldwide goods should be transported from factories to their customers. Depending on the transport and the product,...

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