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Testing Capabilities

Product Testing and Package Testing are valuable investments, allowing your company to ensure your product is protected throughout the hazards of the shipping environment. Our testing services here at Clemson allow you to gather relevant data that can be implemented into both your product design and package design. 

The most common tests run include:

  • ASTM 
    • D4169: Performance Testing of Shipping Containers and Systems
      • All Subsequent Test Procedures 
    • D7386: Standard Practice for Performance Testing of Package for Single Parcel Delivery Systems 
  • ISTA (International Safe Transit Association)
    • Series 1 Tests - Non-Simulation Integrity Performance Tests
    • Series 2 Tests - Partial Simulation Performance Tests
    • Series 3 Tests - General Simulation Performance Tests
    • Series 4 Tests - Enhanced Simulation Performance Tests
    • Series 6 Tests - Member Performance Tests
    • Series 7 Tests - Development Tests
  • TAPPI
    • Edge Crush
    • Mullen Burst
    • DST (Dynamic Stiffness Tester)
    • Basis Weight
    • Ring Crush
    • Caliper
  • Cushion Testing
    • ASTM D1596: Standard Test Method for Dynamic Shock Cushioning Characteristics of Packaging Material
    • ASTM D4168: Standard Test Methods for Transmitted Shock Characteristics of Foam-in-Place Cushioning Materials
    • Mil-PRF 26514G: Performance Specification Polyurethane foam, Rigid or Flexible, for Packaging