Package Testing Services
Micom Laboratories is an ISO 17025 and ISTA-accredited test laboratory for package testing. We help you determine your package’s performance under various supply chain stresses such as handling, distribution and transportation. Our testing procedures adhere to several recognized standards, including ISTA and ASTM, which enable us to simulate real-world conditions, including vibration, compression, climatic conditions, and much more. Our team of experts provides accurate and reliable results to help you identify any potential problems and ensure your packaging meets industry standards and regulatory requirements.
What Is a Packaging Test?
Packaging tests are used to simulate your distribution channels under controlled and accelerated conditions. Distribution stresses are varied: falls, impacts, vibrations… Depending on the distribution method, these stresses will always be present but at varying frequencies and intensities. The packaging test often includes several series of tests to evaluate the quality of the packaging materials.
Why Test on Packaging Materials?
There are several reasons why you should test your packaging materials:
1. To avoid financial losses
2. To ensure client satisfaction
3. To identify and rectify weaknesses in your product packaging
4. To protect your brand
5. To minimize losses in the various distribution channels used
6. To make your product greener
7. To ensure some peace of mind
To find out more about these reasons, see our full article on packaging: 5 Reasons You Should Do Packaging Transport Tests.
As a package testing lab, Micom Laboratories offers tests on individual boxes or on single and stacked pallet loads as well as additional material testing on packaging components. We are ISTA accredited and are also part of the Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier Network (APASS). Our experts will be happy to discuss your requirements and help you decide which tests are most suitable for your needs.
We work according to specific test protocols as well as design custom testing programs that produce data for advanced analysis. As a follow-up to packaging testing, we review package damages and help our customers find cost-effective solutions. Our experts are members of the ISTA Technical Council and as such are well in tune with the new testing trends and prevalent test procedures.
Customers using our services are from different industries: Military, Aerospace, Electronics, Automotive, Pharmaceutical, Food, Industrial, Furniture, large Retailers and many others.
Main Package Testing Services
|ISTA Testing||TP 14850|
|ISTA Certification||Sustainable packaging|
|CAN/CGSB 43.150||Medical Devices|
|ASTM Packaging testing||TAPPI testing|
|Cold Chain testing|
We are a laboratory accredited by ISTA and the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA). Also, our quality system is ISO 17025 certified. Therefore, our test reports are recognized throughout North America and elsewhere.
Preview of Our Numerous Testing Services
ISTA Shock Testing Video
Package Vibration Testing Video
How to Choose the Right Package Test?
There are numerous tests available that can be used to test the performance and durability of your packages. The following infographic and decision tree will help you better understand how to choose the right package test for your goods.
Package Testing Services
If you have any questions about our packaging testing methods, we invite you to contact us today. It will be our pleasure to help you answer your custom package testing questions.
We also invite you to learn more about our package testing services by consulting our brochure below:
Helping Others in Need
We are community-focused. With the client’s permission, when we finish with a client’s packaging test, we give the remaining undamaged goods to charity in order to help those in need.