Westpak is certified to conduct product/package integrity testing to help guarantee successful delivery of products worldwide by any means of transportation.

Westpak is accredited to ISO/IEC 17025-2005, one of the most rigorous standards available for a mechanical testing laboratory.

Westpak is certified to the requirements of ISO 9001-2008 for quality management, and to ISO 14001-2004 for environmental management and sustainability efforts.

Press Releases


Press Release - September 10, 2014

Westpak, Inc. Announces Sponsorship at 12th Cold Chain GDP & Temperature Management Logistics Global Forum

Westpak Joins Roster of Event Sponsors at Event for Temperature Controlled Life Science Products
 
San Jose, California

Westpak, Inc. is pleased to announce its sponsorship of and participation in the 12th Cold Chain GDP & Temperature Management Logistics Global Forum to be held September 29 - October 3 at the John B. Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA. The premier event includes seminars and practical sessions providing professionals responsible for temperature controlled life science products with actionable take-aways and fresh perspectives relating to the Cold Chain, supply chain integrity, and modern global Good Distribution Practice (GDP) requirements.  

Westpak, Inc. brings extensive Cold Chain package system testing services to the event including package qualification, package performance, package integrity, altitude testing, and thermal mapping (please visit www.westpak.com/page/cold-chain). Westpak’s two California-based laboratories utilize over 70 programmable environmental chambers plus numerous temperature recording systems equipped with various thermocouples and RTD setups for thermal characterization. All chambers are thermally mapped and validated. Additionally, Westpak can perform customized and combined environmental tests.

Westpak, Inc.’s technical team participating at the Global Forum will bring many years of hands-on testing experience to attendees from Life Science industries such as Vaccines & Diagnostics, Blood, Biologics & Biobanks, and Biotechnology & Pharmacy Supply Chains. Additional Life Science testing services from Westpak include Conditioning, Distribution, Peel, Bubble, Burst, Dye Penetration, Accelerated, and Real Time Aging.

Westpak, Inc. will occupy Booth #108 at the Global Forum.

About Westpak

Westpak, Inc., an independent testing laboratory offering extensive Cold Chain package testing services, has always believed that “Integrity is the Priceless Ingredient in Testing.” Westpak, Inc. has achieved the highest level of quality possible in specialized areas. Its quality accreditations include ISO 17025; certifications include ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISTA.

Westpak, Inc.
83 Great Oaks Boulevard
San Jose, California 95119
408-224-1300

10326 Roselle Street
San Diego, California 92121
858-623-8100

www.westpak.com



Press Release - February 25, 2014

Westpak, Inc. Instrumental To Clients’ Product Development Success

San Jose, California
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Westpak, Inc., a leading product and package testing laboratory, is pleased to announce that it has been a valuable contributor to its clients’ product development programs for over 27 years.  

From new start-ups to established companies found on FORTUNE magazine’s “Fortune 500” list, scores of firms have entrusted Westpak, Inc. with literally thousands of tests crucial to their new product development and launch efforts. For example, executives and technical staff members responsible for new products from life science, medical device, and high-tech industries have praised Westpak’s confidential, quick-turn, precise test capabilities and experience as crucial to their success.

As an independent, third-party test laboratory, Westpak’s test engineers can and often do provide helpful guidance to product development engineers based on experience gained testing similar products. On a typical test day, client engineers join Westpak’s engineers to observe first-hand how their product performs during laboratory testing.

“Discovering where and why my product was failing the mechanical shock test allowed me to quickly identify problems and decide what design changes to make,” said an un-named mechanical engineer responsible for a new 19” rack. “In fact, I was back at Westpak the following week testing the next rev – which passed!”

In addition to maintaining an impressive and expanding array of test capabilities, Westpak, Inc. has always prided itself on providing outstanding customer service. “We understand that we must provide the most reliable testing and the best customer service in the industry!" Herbert Schueneman, President and CEO.

Arrangements can be made for after-hours testing in situations where un-announced products must be tested in secrecy.

For more information regarding Westpak’s test capabilities and customer service focus, please contact site VPs Nora Crivello in San Jose, and Ryan Craft in San Diego, or click Contact Us.

About Westpak

Westpak, Inc., established in 1986, is a leading independent testing laboratory with facilities in San Jose and San Diego, California. Westpak laboratories are accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 by the American Association of Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) for a wide variety of test procedures. Westpak specializes in product reliability, distribution, packaging, and related custom testing services for pharmaceutical, medical device, solar, technology and other industries. Westpak's philosophy continues to be "Integrity is the priceless component in testing."

Westpak, Inc.
83 Great Oaks Boulevard
San Jose, California 95119
408-224-1300

10326 Roselle Street
San Diego, California 92121
858-623-8100

www.westpak.com



Press Release - February 03, 2014

Westpak, Inc. Expands Test Capability with Hardness Testing

San Jose, California
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Westpak, Inc., a local product and package testing laboratory, has added Hardness Testing to its expanding set of Material Analysis test capabilities. Using state-of-the-art equipment, Westpak evaluates the hardness of metal and plastic samples using established industry protocols ASTM E18, ASTM D785, and ISO 6508.

Westpak’s hardness tester determines the Rockwell hardness of test samples by utilizing indenters and force loads of 60 Kg, 100 Kg, or 150 Kg. Indentions in test samples are compared against indentions created in standard samples of known hardness. Materials of ASTM hardness scales A through V can be evaluated.

Material Analysis Testing, a Westpak proficiency, is utilized by clients from technology, industry, aerospace, and automotive to assess material properties of metals, alloys, and plastics. Hardness Testing, which is based on comparative knowledge, is often performed as the first step in evaluating materials. Related material tests such as durability, toughness, strength, or flexibility, plus resistance to cutting, abrasion, and scratching are often conducted as some of the next steps in the evaluation process.

“We expand our material analysis capabilities along with our clients’ needs,” says Edmund Tang, Laboratory Manager, “and we’re always finding new applications and customers for our capabilities. Our test engineers really enjoy working with their clients and contributing to new and sustaining products.“

For more information regarding Westpak’s Material Analysis Test capabilities please contact Edmund Tang, Laboratory Manager, at 408-224-1300 or Contact Us.

About Westpak

Westpak, Inc., established in 1986, is a leading independent testing laboratory with facilities in San Jose and San Diego, California. Westpak laboratories are accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 by the American Association of Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) for a wide variety of test procedures. Westpak specializes in product reliability, distribution, packaging, and related custom testing services for pharmaceutical, medical device, solar, technology and other industries. Westpak's philosophy continues to be "Integrity is the priceless component in testing."

Westpak Inc.,
83 Great Oaks Blvd.www.westpak.com



Press Release - November 5, 2013

Westpak Doubles Real Time Aging Medical Device Package Test Capacity

San Diego, California
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Responding to growing demands from medical and pharmaceutical companies, Westpak, Inc. opens a newly expanded 2,200 cubic foot temperature and humidity controlled room for medical device package validation preconditioning.

Validated to maintain temperature and humidity at 23˚C and 50% relative humidity 24 hours/7days/365 days, Westpak’s added capacity offers customers a more economical means to comply with medical device package validation preconditioning commonly required per ASTM D4169, ASTM F1980 and ISO 11607.

 “We are offering our customers the ability to cost-effectively perform ConditioningReal Time andAccelerated Aging  that will reduce development lead time and shorten product time-to-market,” states Aaron Suarez, Director of Engineering.

For more information please contact Aaron Suarez directly at 858-623-8100.

About Westpak

Westpak, Inc., established in 1986, is a leading independent testing laboratory with facilities in San Jose and San Diego, California. Westpak laboratories are accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 by the American Association of Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) for a wide variety of test procedures. Westpak specializes in product reliability, distribution, packaging and related custom testing services for pharmaceutical, medical device, solar, technology and other industries. Westpak’s philosophy continues to be "Integrity is the priceless component in testing."

Westpak Inc.,
10326 Roselle Street 
San Diego, California 92121 
858-623-8100

83 Great Oaks Blvd.www.westpak.com