ISTA Procedure 1B Packaged Products 150 lb or More
ISTA 1B Integrity Testing for Packaged-Products Weighing Over 150 lb (68 kg)
Standard Number ISTA 1B
Standard Title Packaged-Products Over 150 lb (68 kg)
ISTA 1B is a basic procedure of non-simulation integrity performance test. This procedure could be used as a starting point for comparing various package design types. Purple Diamond Testing offers ISTA 1B Testing as part of our packaging distribution testing services.
ISTA 1B – Packaged-Products Over 150 lb (68 kg). Can be used to compare relative performance of package and product design variations. The procedure is used to create harsh worst-case hazards in a laboratory environment while comparing multiple design variation packaging systems.
Evaluates the performance of a packaged-product
Provides a guide to evaluate packaging systems in the laboratory environment
For unitized loads, conduct ISTA 1E instead of ISTA 1B
Consider ISTA 1H to use random vibration in place of fixed displacement vibration
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ASTM D999 – Test Methods for Vibration Testing of Shipping Containers
ASTM D5276 – Test Method for Drop Test of Loaded Containers by Free Fall
ASTM D5487 – Test Method for Simulated Drop of Loaded Containers by Shock Machines
ASTM D6179 – Test Methods for Rough Handling of Unitized Loads and Large Shipping Cases and Crates
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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.
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