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.

Package testing

Although these two terms are often used interchangeably, Package “integrity” generally refers to a qualitative test where Pass/Fail is the criteria; no numbers are generated. Package “performance” refers to a quantitative test where numbers are generated to judge the acceptability or performance of the package system.

What is a Package System?

Most products are overpackaged! An optimized package system balances the ruggedness of the product with just enough packaging to provide protection from the point of manufacture to the point of end use. There is a synergy between the product and the package when a package system is properly designed. 

The basic elements of a package system are:

  • The product
  • Some type of protection (cushion or barrier)
  • An exterior container (shipper)

Resources

pdf-logoDownload Line Card Package Performance Testing
pdf-logoDownload WESTPAK’s Overview ASTM D4169 Testing
pdf-logoDownload WESTPAK’s Overview ASTM vs ISTA for Package Testing
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