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 Distribution Testing

Distribution Testing is the practice conducting tests that simulate the distribution environment in a laboratory. Laboratory testing provides a controlled and repeatable setting where the ability of shipping units to withstand the distribution environment can be determined. This is accomplished by subjecting test samples to a variety of tests such as impact, compression, vibration and altitude. These tests replicate real life experiences that are encountered in various distribution cycles.

The optimum protective package consists of a product of known ruggedness and a package which together provide sufficient resistance to damage during distribution without over-packing. One of the best ways to determine if a package is indeed “optimum” is to test the packaged product in the laboratory setting.

Typical Procedures/Protocols

ASTM D7386
ASTM D4169

Westpak Capabilities

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

(8) Drop Testers
(6) Compression test machines
(19) Vibration test systems
(2) Incline Impact test systems
(1) Horizontal Impact test machine
(3) Temperature + Altitude test systems
(4) Loose Load test systems