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.

Life Science Conditioning

Environmental Conditioning 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 rates of change between these levels are often typical of what might be encountered during an extreme distribution cycle, for example, or storage for an extended period of time.

Many materials from which containers and packages are made, especially cellulosic materials, undergo changes in physical properties as the temperature and the relative humidity (RH) to which they are exposed are varied. Most plastic components change strength in direct proportion to changes in temperature.

Typical Procedures/Protocols
ASTM D4332
IEC 60068-2-13
IEC 60068-2-14
IEC 60068-2-41
IEC 60068-2-1 &2
IEC 60068-2-38
ISTA 2 & 3 SERIES
ISO 11607
ISO 2233
MIL STD 810G
ETS 300 019-2-1, 2-2

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
(1) Thermal Shock Chamber
(2) Temperature and Altitude Chambers
(1) Altitude-only Chamber