ISTA 3A Packaged Products for Parcel Delivery System Shipment 150 lb (70 kg) or Less (Standard, Small, Flat, and Elongated Packages); ie. ISTA Procedure 3A Small Parcel
Packaged-Products for Parcel Delivery System Shipment 150 lb (70 kg) or Less
Overview for ISTA Procedure 3A Small Parcel:
ISTA Procedure 3A Small Parcel is a general simulation test for individual packaged products shipped through a parcel delivery system. This procedure uses a general simulation of actual transport hazards by either ground or air with four types of packages that include standard, small, flat, and elongated. Purple Diamond Testing offers ISTA 3A Testing as part of our packaging distribution testing services.
Rationale for ISTA Procedure 3A Small Parcel:
ISTA Procedure 3A Small Parcel Delivery can be used to evaluate the protective performance of a packaged product related to thermal conditions, shocks, vibrations, and other stressors normally met in a parcel delivery system. The procedure is used to create general simulation hazards in a laboratory environment that is 100% repeatable. ISTA 3A is also required by UPS to process claims if there is damage in the field. Walmart (store) requires a modified ISTA 3A passing report for multipacks of glass or ceramic bottles and jars. They also recommend a passing the ISTA 3A report for all other items.
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