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ISTA Packaging Testing

ISTA Packaging Testing

Packaging Testing Solutions in Accredited Laboratory

Product safety during transportation and a low attrition rate are key to achieving economic returns and avoiding losses for any enterprise shipping goods. Packaging is the principal element protecting products from damage during transportation. Packaging companies and manufacturers must be able to ensure clients that the solutions they provide are safe and reliable and meet all required packaging standards.

Our packaging testing ISTA lab is equipped with cutting-edge testing facilities and our company is accredited by leading authorities such as the International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) or the American Society for Testing and Materials (now ASTM International) for packaging and transportation testing. Our experts at TÜV Rheinland can help packaging companies and manufacturers improve their packaging solutions and meet market requirements in terms of product compliance and safety during transportation.

As a leading testing and inspection company, we are actively involved in setting and updating various packaging standards. Therefore, our company is an experienced and reliable partner to provide you tailored packaging and transportation testing services.

Benefits of Our Packaging Testing Services at a Glance

With our testing services for your packaging solutions, you benefit from:

  • Packaging testing services conducted in certified ISTA labs.
  • Transportation testing according to the ISTA and ASTM series requirements and standards.
  • Tailored and reliable solutions from an independent testing company.

Please contact us at TÜV Rheinland to learn more about how our ISTA packaging testing services can benefit your company.

ISTA Transportation Testing Services

Our experts can provide packaging and transportation testing services according to a number of ISTA packaging testing procedures and requirements.

These include:

  • ISTA 1 Series on non-simulation integrity performance tests – procedures 1A to 1H. These procedures aim at testing the robustness and strength of the combination of packaging and product.
  • ISTA 3 Series on general simulation performance tests – procedures 3A (packaged-products for parcel delivery system shipments of 70kg or less) and 3B (packaged-products for a less-than-truckload shipment).
  • ISTA 2 Series on partial simulation performance tests – procedures 2A to 2C. Packaging solutions are tested with the basic elements of the ISTA 1 Series and at least one element of the ISTA 3 Series, such as vibration or atmospheric conditioning.

Moreover, we can provide numerous packaging services according to other testing standards such as EN or those defined by the ASTM International.

About ISTA

The International Safe Transit Association is an organization focused on the specific concerns of transport packaging and safe product shipping conditions. The ISTA mission is to establish standards and develop informative programs and tools for the economic, social and environmental optimization of packaging solutions. ISTA has also developed the concept of package performance testing and certification. Association members include shippers who manufacture and distribute products, packaging materials suppliers as well as accredited testing laboratories that perform packaged-product performance testing.

Find TÜV Rheinland in the ISTA lab database

Additional Packaging Materials Testing Services for the Food and Feed Industry

Safety and hygiene in food and feed production are crucial elements and basic requirements. Our company offers manufacturers tailored services for testing packaging materials used in the food and feed industry - TW (service description only available in German).

In our accredited testing laboratories, we not only test your packaging according to the ISTA standards, but we can also certify your food packaging according to the British Retail Consortium and the Institute of Packaging (BRC/IoP), the European Federation of Corrugated Board Manufacturers (FEFCO/GMP) or the European DIN EN 15593 standards.


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