Product Testing

While all packaged products have a natural ability to withstand damage from their shipping conditions, product testing can help decide endurance and evaluate reliability. By correctly evaluating and product assessing your products’ fragility, the proper amount of packaging needed to guarantee safe arrival can be developed, saving product owners time, money, and materials. Effective product testing not only yields immediate cost savings, but detecting product weaknesses early on avoids the compounded consequences over time of delivering a substandard product plagued with product defects.

What Is Product Testing?

Product Testing is a fundamental step in product development to verify the safety and overall performance of any given product prior to entrance into the marketplace. Rigorous testing ensures that a product will be able to withstand not only the common stressors met with everyday use, but also resist the harsh conditions faced during distribution. Durability, a key indicator of performance and reliability, can be evaluated under simulated conditions such as extreme temperatures, humidity, altitude, thermal shock, mechanical shock, vibration, and more.

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Reliability Product Testing

Product reliability testing can help product owners ensure that product quality and durability remain consistent throughout the life cycle of the product, part, or material evaluated. When performing reliability testing, specific conditions are replicated to find defects, weaknesses, or failures. This type of testing and product evaluation assesses the product’s ability to perform as designed through the duration of the intended life cycle.

Mechanical Shock


Polymer Product Testing

Polymer testing is used to evaluate the performance of plastic-based materials or products when faced with stressors and environmental challenges. Data gathered from this type of testing can help predict the product’s overall effectiveness, be used in product development to make improvements, and verify product safety and compliance. There are both a physical and mechanical aspects to evaluating the polymers. In most cases, doing so is a vital part in the actual development process, or the beginning stages. This first testing allows for the right factors to be chosen beforehand, including but not limited to, thermal, optical, mechanical and other behaviors. Climate testing allows the engineers to better understand the product and how well it can or cannot withstand its environment.


Accelerated Aging

Temperature and Humidity Product Testing

Temperature and humidity testing evaluates the effects of these conditions on products or materials. When subjected to harsh environments or extreme temperatures, the quality and reliability of the product can become compromised. Using environmental chambers, extreme temperature changes, pressure changes, and changes in humidity are replicated to record product performance and measure resistance. Some examples of products that can be evaluated using this temperature and humidity testing method, include but are not limited to electronics, plastics, and certain metal products. Humidity and elevated temperature will certainly play a part in whether a packaged product of these calibers will make it from Point A to Point B without any corrosion or damage in the exterior of the products. Any product failures will be analyzed after the test and re-designed or engineered accordingly.

Why Purple Diamond for Product Testing?

Purple Diamond is an all-inclusive testing environment, equipped to ease product testing across multiple industries including Biotechnology, Consumer Packaged Goods, Life Sciences, Medical Devices, Pharmaceuticals, and more. In addition to product reliability and fragility testing, Purple Diamond offers extensive materials testing and package integrity testing solutions. Our team of expert engineers can assess and confirm both the packaging and shipping environment specific to your product.

Evaluating the fragility and reliability of your product in compliance with the standards set forth by ASTM International, Purple Diamond is committed to delivering high-quality results as we develop a comprehensive solution to your specific product testing needs. 

At Purple Diamond, we offer a free consultation or a guided tour of our facilities. If you’re nearby, feel free to drop by and see our packaging and team. Consultations can be done over the phone or on zoom, so choose what suits you best. To get in touch, go to our Contact Us page and fill out the form or book an appointment using the calendar below. Our goal is to assist you in any way possible, so please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our website contact form is located at, but we promise to get back to you soon, no matter which method of communication you choose.

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Achieving ISO 17025 Accreditation is the pinnacle in third-party laboratory testing accreditation. It confirms that the facility has management, quality, and technical systems in place to ensure accurate and reliable analyses.
ISTA is revered as the certification standard for package testing for distribution. ISTA’s Testing Protocol remains a series of testing methodologies and standards well recognized within the packaging community.
A select few companies are authorized by PHMSA as an approved third-party packaging testing laboratory in accordance with Hazardous Materials Regulations, critical to ensuring safe transport of dangerous goods.


With over 12,000 standards globally, ASTM International’s fully transparent standards development enhances performance and confidence in consumer choices.
The Technical Association of Pulp and Paper Industry’s peer-reviewed standards improve production through operational methods and industry recognized best practices.


 The APASS program was designed by Amazon to help support vendors, sellers, and manufacturers in obtaining certification of their products as Frustration Free Packaging (FFP), Ships in Own Container (SIOC), or Prep-Free Packaging (PFP).

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