Package Testing

Package Testing

Package testing services offered at Micom Laboratories. We can perform package testing on single boxes, full pallet loads as well as additional material testing on packaging components. Our experts will be happy to discuss your requirements and help you decide which tests are most suitable to your needs. We work according to specific test protocols as well as design custom testing programs that produce data for advanced analysis. In addition, 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.  Below are the main areas for our package testing offering:

ISTA Testing TP 14850
ISTA Certification Sustainable packaging
CAN/CGSB 43.150 Medical Devices
ASTM Packaging testing TAPPI testing
Cold Chain testing

If you can pack it, we can test it!

Micom is a recognized package testing laboratory

Micom is a recognized source of package testing services by major businesses and organizations across Canada and the USA, such as:

  • ISTA
  • Transport Canada
  • Sears US
  • JC Penney.com
  • CCSB
  • Electrolux

Our test reports are recognized by most large North American retailers as we are an ISTA accredited laboratory and operate a quality control system that is ISO 17025 compliant.

Conformance to US and Canadian standards

Our tests are carried out with the highest regard for quality, control and accuracy, in conformance to all US and Canadian test methods, including:

  • ISTA (International Safe Transit Association) – for all test methods
  • ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) – D4169 and many others
  • HAZMAT/UN
  • CGSB (Canadian General Standards Board)
  • SCC (Standard Council of Canada)
  • MIL-STD (US Military Standard)
  • Sears US
  • CCSB (Commodity Classification Standards Board)

State-of-the-art equipment

Micom operates a full package testing laboratory.  Our equipment includes:

  • Random vibration tester
  • Incline impact tester (Conbur)
  • Drop tester
  • Mechanical shaker
  • Compression testers
  • Climatic chambers
  • Clamp tester
  • Altitude chamber
  • Data loggers
  • Fork lifts

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.

packaging test infographic


Micom is accredited by the Package Testing - ISTA TestingInternational Safe Transit Association.


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. 

Additional links of interest

We also recommend you explore Accelerated Aging as well as Material Testing resources.

Package testing services

If you have any questions about package testing, 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: