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Product Packaging Testing

Full range of packaging testing services

About Product packaging testing

Product packaging testing encompasses a range of tests designed to assess the suitability of packaging materials for use with a given product. Product packaging must be sturdy enough to withstand the rigors of transportation and environmental conditions, while remaining durable, safe and convenient for end users.

Packaging testing provides assurance that your packaging will protect your product from damage or degradation during the transportation and distribution process. Packaging testing can also reduce your packaging costs by identifying appropriate protection levels and reducing the amount of packaging materials used.

TÜV SÜD offers a full range of product packaging testing services that replicate the mechanical and climatic conditions that products may encounter during transportation and storage.

As part of our testing programs, we can determine a product’s susceptibility to damage so that an appropriate level of packaging protection is used. In addition to reducing the risk of damage to products in transit, we can provide advice on possible cost savings through the removal of excess or unnecessary packaging.

ISTA Packaging Testing

We offer a wide range of packaging certifications and can take your products through a comprehensive range of tests. TÜV SÜD testing facilities have been accredited by the International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) to certify that your packaging complies with current ISTA-Certified Packaging Testing.

We conduct:

  • Shock and vibration testing - for both random and sinusoidal vibrations; address unexpected impacts
  • Compression testing - to determine the strength of packaging and to ensure the safety of stacked loads
  • Side impact testing - for carton or palletized loading, unloading and shunting
  • Tilt testing - to evaluate product stability
  • Environmental stress testing - to evaluate the impact of temperature, humidity and thermal cycling

Amazon Package Testing - The APASS Network

TÜV SÜD PSB is part of the Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier (APASS) Network is created to Amazon to help vendors and manufacturers obtain testing and certification for their product packaging. Our ISTA-certified lab is approved by Amazon to test and certify product packaging as Frustration-Free Packaging (FFP), Ships-In-Own-Container (SIOC) and Prep-Free Packaging (PFP) for Amazon and their third-party vendors. Amazon provides a list of companies and testing laboratories that develop and supply, or test and certify, packaging in line with Amazon's Packaging Guidelines.

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