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Transportation - Pre-shipment Testing

Micom Laboratories offers Pre-Shipment test services to a wide range of Industry segments from pharmaceuticals to .com retailers, to automotive manufacturers.

A Scientific Approach to Packaging Problems

Recognized Testing Laboratory

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

  • Transport Canada

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.


Micom Laboratories offer the highest quality pre-shipment test services and much more. Our experts will be happy to discuss your requirements and help you decide which tests are most suitable. We work according to specific test protocols, but also design custom testing programs that produce data for advanced analysis. We also 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.

Serving a Wide Range of Industries

Micom offers pre-shipment test services to a wide range of industries both in Canada and the USA, including:

  • Pharmaceutical
  • Large retailers
  • .com retailers
  • Food
  • Industrial
  • Electronics
  • Automotive


Micom can perform package testing
on single boxes, full pallet loads
as well as additional material testing
on packaging components.

Pre-Shipment Testing Stability Load Fatigue Test

Conformance to Canadian and US Standards

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

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

Frequently Used Test Methods

  • ASTM D4169
  • ASTM D5276
  • ASTM D880
  • ASTM D6179
  • ASTM D6055
  • CAN/CGSB 43.150

State-Of-The-Art Equipment

Our pre-shipment test equipment:

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

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