Testing Standards - ASTM (International)
ASTM International, formerly known as American Society for Testing and Materials, is an international standards organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for a wide range of materials, products, systems, and services. Wikipedia

These standards are used by industries and governments around the world to ensure the safety, quality, and reliability of products and services. ASTM standards cover a wide range of topics, including testing methods, performance criteria, and safety standards for everything from building materials to medical devices.

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Standards Operate Globally - ASTM International

Distribution Simulation

ASTM D642 – Method for Determining Compressive Resistance of Shipping Containers, Components and Unit Loads

ASTM D880 – Test Method for Impact Testing for Shipping Containers and Systems

ASTM D951 – Test Method for Water Resistance of Shipping Containers by Spray Methods

ASTM D999 – Test Method for Vibration Testing of Shipping Containers

ASTM D4169 – Practice for Performance Testing of Shipping Containers and Systems

ASTM D4332 – Practice for Conditioning Containers, Packages, or Packaging Components for Testing

ASTM D4728 – Test Method for Random Vibration Testing of Shipping Containers

ASTM D5265 – Test Method for Bridge Impact Testing

ASTM D5276 – Test Method for Drop Test of Loaded Containers by Free Fall

ASTM D5277 – Test Method for Performing Programmed Horizontal Impacts Using an Inclined Impact Tester

ASTM D5487 – Test Method for Simulated Drop of Loaded Containers by Shock Machines

ASTM D6055 – Test Methods for Mechanical Handling of Unitized Loads and Large Shipping Cases and Crates

ASTM D6179 – Test Methods for Rough Handling of Unitized Loads and Large Shipping Cases and Crates

ASTM D6344 – Test Method for Concentrated Impacts to Transport Packaging

ASTM D7386 – Practice for Performance Testing of Packages for Single Parcel Delivery Systems

Package Integrity - ASTM International

ASTM D685Practice for Conditioning Paper and Products

ASTM D3078 – Test Method for Determination of Leaks in Flexible Packaging (Bubble Emission)

ASTM D3285 – Test Method for Water Absorptiveness of Non-Bibulous Paper and Paperboard (Cobb Test)

ASTM D4991 – Test Method for Leakage Testing of Empty Rigid Containers (Vacuum Method) 

ASTM F88 – Test Method for Seal Strength of Flexible Barrier Materials

ASTM F1886 – Test Method for Determining Integrity of Seals for Flexible Packaging (Visual Inspection)

ASTM F2096 – Test Method for Detecting Gross Leaks in Packaging by Internal Pressurization (Bubble Test)

ASTM F2250 – Evaluation of Chemical Resistance of Printed Inks and Coatings on Flexible Packaging Materials

ASTM F3039 – Test Method for Detecting Leaks in Nonporous Packaging of Flexible Barrier Materials (Dye)

Package Strength

ASTM 788 – Test Method for Seal Strength of Flexible Barrier Materials

Accelerated Aging - ASTM International

ASTM F1980Guide for Accelerated Aging of Sterile Barrier Systems and Medical Devices

Environmental Conditioning

ASTM D3103Test Method for Thermal Insulation Performance of Distribution Packages

ASTM D4332 – Practice for Conditioning Containers, Packages, or Packaging Components for Testing

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ASTM D4169 Performance Testing

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