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Industry Standards

Meet Westpak's Industry Standards Resident Expert

 Tres Wood

Tres Wood, CPP(L), CPLP-II, joined WESTPAK in 2014 as a Test Engineer after acquiring packaging expertise from many years in related roles and industries. It wasn’t long before Tres joined WESTPAK's Standards Committee and promptly became an active participant on the team.

Recognizing Tres’ unique ability to disseminate documentation, handle details, communicate changes, and lead teams, Tres’ manager and the team’s members voted him as the Committee lead in 2016.

Below is a summary of the main standards, the latest revision year, and comments discussing what changed since the previous revision.


ASTM D4728: Standard Test Method for Random Vibration Testing of Shipping Containers

Latest Revision: 2017
Previous Revision: 2006
Westpak's Standard Committee's Comments:
The changes include updating of references and appendices which do not affect testing.

ASTM D4169: Standard Practice for Performance Testing of Shipping Containers and Systems

Latest Revision: 2016
Previous Revision: 2014
Westpak's Standard Committee's Comments:
This new revision updates the Truck vibration profile to better match real-world data. Affected are Distribution Cycles 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, & 13.
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ASTM F88: Standard Test Method for Seal Strength of Flexible Barrier Materials

Latest Revision: 2015
Previous Revision: 2009
Westpak's Standard Committee's Comments:
This new revision has no procedural changes that would affect testing - only editorial.

ASTM F1929: Dye Penetration Test Methods

Latest Revision: 2015
Previous Revision: 2012
Westpak's Standard Committee's Comments:
This new revision has no procedural changes that would affect testing - only editorial.

ASTM F3039: Standard Test Method for Detecting Leaks in Nonporous Packaging or Flexible Barrier Materials by Dye Penetration

Latest Revision: 2015
Previous Revision: 2013
Westpak's Standard Committee's Comments:
This new revision introduces a new method to test for holes or leaks in a flat surface.

ASTM D4332: Standard Practice for Conditioning Containers, Packages, or Packaging Components For Testing

Latest Revision: 2014
Previous Revision: 2013
Westpak's Standard Committee's Comments:
This new revision has no procedural changes that would affect testing - only editorial.

ASTM F1140/F1140M: Standard Test Method for Internal Pressurization Failure Resistance of Unrestrained Packages

Latest Revision: 2013
Previous Revision: 2007
Westpak's Standard Committee's Comments:
This new revision has no procedural changes that would affect testing - only editorial to add "M" to the title of the standard.

ASTM F2054/F2054M: Standard Test Method for Burst Testing of Flexible Package Seals Using Internal Air Pressurization Within Restraining Plates

Latest Revision: 2013
Previous Revision: 2007
Westpak's Standard Committee's Comments:
This new revision has no procedural changes that would affect testing - only editorial to add "M" to the title of the standard.

ASTM D6653/D6653M: Standard Test Methods for Determining the Effects of High Altitude on Packaging Systems by Vacuum Method

Latest Revision: 2013
Previous Revision: 2001
Westpak's Standard Committee's Comments:
This new revision has no procedural changes that would affect testing – only editorial.

ISTA 3B: General Simulation Performance Test Procedure for Packaged-Products for Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) Shipment

Latest Revision: 2013
Previous Revision: 2008
Westpak's Standard Committee's Comments:
This new revision has no procedural changes that would affect testing – only editorial.


ASTM D7386: Standard Practice for Performance Testing of Packages for Single Parcel Delivery Systems

Latest Revision: 2012
Previous Revision: 2008
Westpak's Standard Committee's Comments:
There are no changes that would affect testing.  The changes are editorial in nature with several reference updates.