ASTM D5276 Drop Test by Free Fall

Testing Standard:

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

Standard Number
ASTM D5276

Standard Title
Test Method for Drop Test of Loaded Containers by Free Fall

Overview:

ASTM D5276 is used to evaluate the packaged-product’s ability to protect the inner contents when exposed to a sudden shock from a free-fall impact. Purple Diamond Testing offers ASTM D5276 Testing as part of our packaging compliance and validation services.

Rationale:

ASTM D5276 – Test Method for Drop Test of Loaded Containers by Free Fall. The ability to verify if a package system is sufficient enough to protect the inner contents during a free fall drop is paramount when validating a package design. Based on the results, modifications to the design can be made to meet objectives.

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