Climate, seller criteria and transportation methods all impact package integrity. If your packaging requires changes after testing, our team can help you redesign and source materials for mass production.
In addition to shock, compression, vibration, thermal and other packaging tests, we offer laboratory tests including material composition, burst and tensile strength.
As a member of Amazon’s Packaging Support and Supplier Network (APASS), Veritiv is approved to test and redesign your packaging to meet Amazon’s Frustration-Free Packaging requirements.
A shock test drops packages at various heights and velocities to test fragility. Use this test to evaluate how big of an impact your packaging and products can withstand, and to work toward earning ASTM certification.
In a compression test, hydraulic plates push down on a package with varying degrees of force to see how it responds to top loading and stacking. Use this test to measure how strong your corrugated boxes are individually and as a pallet load, determine whether packages will survive stacking in the warehouse and during transport, and work toward fulfilling requirements for several certifications: ISTA-Series 2,3,4, and 6; FedEx; UPS; ASTM; and Amazon.
A vibration test evaluates how packages withstand vibration during material handling and distribution. Use this test to determine the vibration types and frequencies that may damage your product, identify packaging improvements that could provide better protection and work toward fulfilling requirements for several certifications: ASTM; ISTA-Series 1,2,3,4, and 6; FedEx; UPS; and Amazon.
A thermal test exposes packages to extreme temperatures and humidity to see how they affect your product and packaging. Use this test to optimize your packaging for greater protection and meet a requirement for ISTA 2,3,4 and 6 certifications.
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