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Part 2: Types of Testing in the Packaging Industry

Posted: Jun 26, 2017 | Categories: Testing
Testing can help the packaging industry avoid costly financial, environmental, and brand reputation penalties associated with packaging. Package testing ensures that packaging can stand up to vibrations and the extreme variances in temperature and humidity associated with shipping. Several tests exist for the packaging industry. D 4169 is the standard practice for performance testing, as it helps predict the performance of new or redesigned packages when distributed by any mode of transport. ISTA 3A simulates individual packaged products’ shipment through a parcel delivery system. ISTA 7D tests thermal performance by evaluating the effects of external temperature exposure and analyzing packaged