ISO – International Organization for Standardization

ISO – International Organization for Standardization

The purpose of the international standard of organization in regards to packaging is to provide a standardized approach to packaging design, materials, labeling, and transportation. This ensures that packaging is safe, functional, and able to protect the product during transport, storage, and use. The standardization also helps to simplify international trade and reduce costs for businesses by eliminating the need for multiple packaging designs for different markets. Additionally, the standardization helps to reduce environmental impact by promoting sustainable packaging practices.

Why is the ISO necessary?

ISO (International Organization for Standardization) certification is necessary for packaging because it ensures that the packaging materials used are safe for the intended use and meet quality and safety requirements. ISO standards provide guidelines for packaging design, manufacturing, and testing processes, which helps ensure consistent and high-quality products that meet customer expectations. ISO certification gives assurance to customers and regulatory authorities that the packaging is safe and reliable, which helps avoid potential product recalls, damage, or hazards. Additionally, ISO certification can help packaging companies improve their processes, reduce waste and costs, and increase efficiency and customer satisfaction.

List of Requirements for ISO Testing and Calibration Laboratories | ISO

ISO/IEC 17025 is an international standard that sets out the requirements for testing and calibration laboratories to demonstrate their technical competence and ability to produce accurate and reliable results. The standard covers a range of activities, including sampling, testing, calibration, and uncertainty measurement.

Some of the key requirements of ISO/IEC 17025 include:

1. A quality management system that is documented and implemented by the laboratory.

2. Demonstration of technical competence and proficiency of laboratory personnel.

3. Validation and verification of test methods, and calibration procedures.

4. Maintenance and calibration of equipment and instruments, ensuring accuracy, precision, and traceability.

5. Monitoring of environmental conditions in the laboratory.

6. Participation in proficiency testing and inter-laboratory comparisons.

7. Maintenance of records and documentation, including lab reports, test data, and other relevant information.

By meeting the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025, laboratories can demonstrate their ability to produce accurate and reliable results, which can help build customer confidence and enhance their reputation in the industry. Accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025 is also recognized internationally, facilitating acceptance of test results across borders.

Why Purple Diamond?

Purple Diamond conducts testing according to the standards and protocols set forth by organizations such as ASTM and ISO. Our team is committed to delivering high-quality results as we develop a comprehensive solution to your specific pallet testing needs. As always, Purple Diamond offers you the ability to either schedule an initial consultation, complimentary, OR you can book a facility tour and come on in and visit. Definitely feel free to stop in to the lab if you are close to the Lehigh Valley. The packaging and whole Purple Diamond team is here to assist you anyway that we can. The initial consultation can be either a phone call or a zoom call, whatever is more convenient for you. Reach out via the Contact Us page by either filling out the contact us form OR booking some time on the calendar below the contact form. Either way we will get back to you! Thank you so much for reading down this far and thank you for considering Purple Diamond as your dedicated testing, engineering, and design facility for all of your packaging needs. 

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