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.

Cold Chain - Altitude Testing

Altitude testing simulates the reduced air pressure experienced at higher elevations and the impact on integrity of elevation. Sealed flexible systems have the potential to fail when exposed to altitude. In fact, altitude exposure by truck transport can exceed the levels experienced in commercial air transportation.

An altitude test is either a pass or fail. Shippers may burst at the seams if the internal pressure of the flexible packaging cannot equalize. Additional packaging costs may be incurred to pull a partial or full vacuum on the packaging in order to avoid the effects of altitude. Altitude can also affect your product when the package is jeopardized.

Typical Procedures/Protocols
ASTM D6653

Westpak Capabilities

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

(2) Temp/Altitude Chambers

(3) Altitude Chambers