Formerly referred to as the American Society for Testing and Materials, ASTM International maintains the standard for safe transit of products. Manufacturers and consumers alike expect the products they ship or order to arrive in working condition, which is where ASTM standards and ASTM package testing come into play.
ASTM D4169 Testing Specifics
ASTM D4169 provides packaging designers with a method for predicting the performance of new or redesigned packages when distributed by truck, train, plane, or other mode of transportation. The standard provides a uniform basis for evaluation in the laboratory by subjecting shipping containers to a test plan of anticipated hazards encountered during transport.
Our Rocky Mountain Testing Solutions team simulates the conditions of transit using an ASTM package testing method and a series of tests such as drop, impact, compression, vibration, and altitude. The tests employed during simulation are specific to a particular type of distribution. They can be conducted in sequence with the packaging unopened for inspection until completion of testing. The package is then opened, and a determination is made concerning its performance.
Why Use the ASTM D4169 Performance Standard?
The performance approach has been practiced for many years in many industries outside of packaging. It is a systematic way to define the desired features of a packaged product and determine if it fulfills those requirements satisfactorily without regard to the specific materials used.
Within the specified requirements of a performance standard, packaging designers may use their knowledge and creativity to create a product that is both cost-effective and safe. There is general agreement within government and industry that performance standards are more likely to encourage innovative packaging designs and less likely to hold back competitive product development than if standards specify materials or design methods.
ASTM Package Testing Experts
The International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) recognizes that Rocky Mountain Testing Solutions is a certified testing laboratory member. Our Rocky Mountain Testing Solutions team will conduct your ASTM package testing, according to ASTM D4169 standards, to the exact requirements you specify.
Before and during the testing process, our team will work with you to design a customized testing program. This ensures that we find a testing program that follows very closely the conditions your packaging will face. At the conclusion of the testing process, we provide a detailed and accurate report regarding conclusions, logical layout, and recommendations.
If you are in need of ASTM D4169 testing in the Intermountain area, contact Rocky Mountain Testing Solutions today.
Validating Package Strength and Integrity
In order to ensure that products reach their intended destination intact, Rocky Mountain Testing Solutions provides ASTM package testing for manufacturers to feel secure in their products’ ability to withstand the conditions of transportation. We design custom testing programs to mirror environmental conditions on a product-specific basis so manufacturers can confidently send their products through transportation channels.
At Rocky Mountain Testing Solutions, we maintain a full range of equipment and the ASTM experience necessary to deliver accurate results, analysis, validation, and recommendations that you can rely on. Some of the test equipment that we utilize is also incorporated in our other testing solutions, including equipment that facilitates vibration or temperature adjustment services. No matter what ASTM package testing features you are looking for, RMTS can help.
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