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.

Cold Chain - Environmental Testing

Environmental testing is a process of subjecting a test specimen to various temperature and humidity conditions in order to determine the effect of these conditions on the test specimen. Often, this conditioning is conducted prior to other tests such as mechanical or package performance testing in order that the test specimen be exposed to a full range of potentially harmful temperature and humidity levels.

The testing is conducted in an environmental chamber designed to maintain tight controls over both temperature and humidity as well as the rates at which these quantities are changed. The test levels chosen and the rate of change between these levels are typical of what might be encountered during an extreme distribution cycle, for example, or storage for an extended period of time.

It is generally recognized that thermal stresses are some of the most severe that a product or package will be exposed to during its entire lifecycle. In addition, any hydroscopic elements of a product or package system will change its strength characteristics as it absorbs or releases moisture. Both operational and non-operational testing is common.

Typical Procedures/Protocols
ASTM D4332
ASTM F2825
ASTM D3103 
IEC 60068 
ISO 11607
ISO 2233

Westpak Capabilities

Westpak continually upgrades and expands its equipment line-up. Therefore this list is a minimum of our capabilities:

(65) Temperature and Humidity Chambers
(8) Temperature Data Loggers
(1) Thermal Shock Chamber
(2) Temperature and Altitude Chambers
(4) Freezers