ISTA TESTING

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ISTA is the International Safe Transit Association which is the Certification Standard for Package Testing for distribution. Creating Procedures in which packages are validated, ISTA Standards provide a methodology that is recognized and revered by the packaging community, as well as Amazon.com. Purple Diamond works in compliance with these standards to test your packaging.

ISTA 1 SERIES: Non-simulated Integrity Performance Tests, which challenges product and package capability to withstand hazards.

Procedure 1A- Integrity testing for individual packaged-products, which evaluates product and package performance as well as compares it to alternative designs. Including product weighs of 150 lbs. or less

Procedure 1B- Integrity testing for individual packaged-products, which evaluates product and package performance as well as compares it to alternative designs. Including product weighs of over 150 lbs.

Procedure 1C- Extended Test Procedures for Packaged-products with weighs of 150lbs. or less

Procedure 1D- Extended Test Procedures for Packaged-products with weighs over 150lbs.

Procedure 1E- Integrity testing for unitized loads; skids or pallets of secured package/products that ship as a single load

Procedure 1G- Integrity testing for individual packaged-products, with weighs of 150 lbs. or less using random vibration tests

Procedure 1H- Integrity testing for individual packaged-products, with weighs of over 150 lbs. using random vibration tests

ol for General Simulation. This procedure test packaged-products through Sam’s Club® distribution system to its destination.

ISTA 2 SERIES: A combination of basic test elements of ISTA 1 (non-simulation integrity tests) and ISTA 3 (general stimulation performance tests)

Procedure 2A- Integrity testing for individual packaged-products, evaluating packaged product with weighs of 150 lbs. or less with considerations for international distribution.

Procedure 2B- Integrity testing for individual packaged-products, evaluating packaged product with weighs of over 150 lbs. with considerations for international distribution.

Procedure 2C- Partial stimulation test used for individual furniture packages.

ISTA 3 SERIES: General Simulation Performance Test, with a broad of vehicle and transportation variations.

Procedure 3A- Packaged-product testing for distribution through the parcel delivery system with four specific package types; standard, small, flat, elongated

Procedure 3B- Packaged-product testing for distribution through a motor carrier system, using various shippers intended for different destination, whilst in the same load. Labeled as Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) 3B works with four different package types; Standard 200lb or less, standard over 200lb, cylindrical and palletized.

Procedure 3E- Simulation tests for similar packaged-products in unitized loads for truckload distribution

Procedure 3F- Simulation tests for packaged products shipped as individual packages from distribution to a retail outlet.

Procedure 3H- Simulation for mechanically handled bulk transport containers.

ISTA 4 SERIES: Enhanced Simulation Performance Testing, covering 12 various package types.

ISTA 6 SERIES: Performance tests done by members to meet specific purpose and application. Series 6 works in compliance with other published and accepted test methods.

Project 6- AMAZON.COM-SIOC, Ships in Own Container (SIOC)

  • SIOC- Project 6-AMAZON.COM-SIOC, Ships in Own Container (SIOC) for Amazon.com Distribution System Shipment
  • Type A- Parcel Delivery of Packaged-Products, Standard Handling Method, Less than 50lb (23 kg) and Girth equal or less than 165” (4.19 m)
  • Type B– Parcel Delivery of Packaged-Products, Standard Handling Method, 50lb (23 kg) to less than 100lb (45 kg) and Girth equal to or less than 165” (4.19 m)
  • Type C– Parcel Delivery of Packaged-Products, Standard Handling Method, 100lb (45 kg) or Greater and Girth equal to or less than 165” (4.19 m)
  • Type D– Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) Delivery of Individual Packaged-Products, Standard Handling Method, Less than 100lb (45 kg) or Girth greater than 165” (4.19 m)
  • Type E– Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) Delivery of Individual Packaged-Products, Standard Handling Method, 100lb (45 kg) Greater or Girth greater than 165” (4.19 m)
  • Type F– Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) Delivery of Individual Packaged-Products, Pallet Handling Method
  • Type G– TV/Monitor, Parcel Delivery of Individual Packaged-Products Shipment Method, Standard Handling Method, Less than 150lb (68 kg) and Girth equal to or less than 165” (4.19 m)
  • Type H– TV/Monitor, Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) Delivery of Individual Packaged-Products, Standard Handling Method, 150lb (68 kg) or Greater or Girth greater than 165” (4.19 m)

ISTA 7 SERIES: Development Tests used for transport packages and can be compared to two or more container designs.

Procedure 7D: Temperature Testing for Transport Packaging evaluating the external temperature exposures of individual products/packaging.

Standard 7E: Standard testing for Thermal Transport Packaging used in Parcel Delivery System shipments.

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