Package Testing Lab - ISTA - ASTM - Packaging Test Lab Services
Serving Portland, OR
RMTS is a complete third party package testing lab serving the Portland, OR market and beyond since 2005. We offer physical and performance package testing with analytical and research services combined with the knowledge and test equipment necessary to properly test your package to ISTA and ASTM shipping standards. We also offer quality testing to comply with vendor standards, national and international regulatory legislation for all types of packaging materials. Package Drop testing, Transportation Simulation testing, Compression testing, Incline Impact Testing, Shock testing, Vibration testing, and Temperature and Humidity testing are all featured in our battery of tests to simulate the shipping environment that your package will be subjected to during its normal course of shipping.
Package test consulting, planning, evaluation, materials testing, and certification are all a part of our independent testing process in our lab to acquire the most accurate test data. In the materials area, whether it's foam, corrugated, bubble wrap, or gel, we can conduct a wide variety of packaging material tests. These include tensile strength, flexural strength, and freezing point to provide the answers about what your optimal packaging materials and properties should be.
Certified Testing Laboratory Per Protocols: 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 1E, 1G, 1H, 2A, 2B, 2C, 3A, 3B, 3E, 3K, 6-FEDEX-A, 6-FEDEX-B, 6-SAMSCLUB
- Environmental package testing
- ISTA/ASTM package testing
- Food packaging testing
- Package validation testing
- Package drop testing
- Impact testing
- Packaging shelf life studies
- Consumer product testing
- Consumer product safety testing
- Medical device package testing
- Incline Impact testing
Our Package Testing capabilities include the following:
- ASTM B117
- ASTM 1980
- ASTM 4169
- ATSM 4169 testing
- ASTM 4169 package testing
- ASTM 4169 shipping test
- ISTA testing
- ISTA package testing
- ISTA 1A
- ISTA 2A
These are some of the consumer product testing standards that our lab can reliably test your packages to:
The following is an example of the equipment used in testing packages.
We feature the LAB AccuDrop 160 Drop Tester which is used to determine the ruggedness of packages and the effectiveness of their interior cushioning when they are exposed to impacts and drops during handling operations. The abuse inflicted on packages by human or equipment handling is easily duplicated with the LAB AccuDrop 160 Drop tester. The LAB drop tester's large drop zone and adjustable drop height meet ISTA and ASTM standards.
Rocky Mountain Testing Solutions features the LAB 4000V Transportation Simulator which is used to determine the ability of packages and products to withstand shock and vibrations encountered during the course of typical transportation. The Lab 4000v provides Circular-Synchronous and Non-Synchronous motions that meet the ISTA and ASTM standards. These motions best reproduce the effects packages will experience during actual package shipment.
Vibration Testing - Important in Package Testing
RMTS has added to our new ASTM and ISTA package testing services capabilities to our lab with the MTS servo-hydraulic shaker shown here (ASTM 4169 package testing and ISTA packaged testing and more).
Vibration testing is important in transportation package testing because products shipped by trucks and planes generate various levels of vibration that packaged products must endure, a manufacturer's responsibility. Not knowing what the packaged product can or cannot handle from certain vibration usually results in a damaged product when it reaches the customer. RMTS uses electro-dynamic shakers and other vibration testing equipment to help you avoid this problem. This vibration equipment determines the sensitivity of your product to vibration input and also how well the package cushioning material used for package protection dissipates and reduces vibration force.
RMTS is always careful to ensure that your package testing services will be conducted according to the exact requirements specified. When your test is completed, you'll receive a detailed report regarding logical layout, conclusions, and recommendations. Contact us if you're ready to test now or if you need assistance in developing a package test specification.
Industries served: consumer products, medical, medical device, food, pharmaceutical, composite materials, industrial, construction materials
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