ASTM D6653 Altitude Testing Packaging Systems

Testing Standard:

ASTM D6653 Test Methods for Determining the Effects of High Altitude on Packaging Systems by Vacuum Method

Standard Number
ASTM D6653

Standard Title
Test Methods for Determining the Effects of High Altitude on Packaging Systems by Vacuum Method

Overview:

ASTM D6653 is a test method for determining the effects of pressure differential when packaged-products are transported via high mountain passes or aircraft. This test method is a general guideline to conduct the testing accurately with repeatable procedures. Purple Diamond Testing offers ASTM D6653 Testing as part of our packaging integrity testing services.

Rationale:

ASTM D6653 – Test Methods for Determining the Effects of High Altitude on Packaging Systems by Vacuum Method. Its intended use is to evaluate the performance of packaging, product, or packed product in a high altitude environment. This test method is commonly utilized in ASTM D4169 and ASTM D7386 to create specific hazards in a laboratory environment that are 100% repeatable.

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