ISTA Procedure 2A Packaged Products 150 lb or Less
ISTA 2A Packaged-Products Weighing 150 lb (68 kg) or Less
Standard Number ISTA 2A
Standard Title Packaged-Products 150 lb (68 kg) or Less
ISTA 2A utilizes a combination of basic tests from ISTA 1 Series and advanced tests from ISTA 3 Series to conduct partial simulation performance test procedures. This procedure challenges the packaged-products to withstand transport hazards. Can be used to evaluate packaged-products intended for international distribution. Purple Diamond Testing offers ISTA 2A Testing as part of our packaging distribution testing services.
ISTA 2A – Packaged-Products 150 lb (68 kg) or Less. Can be used to compare relative performance of package and product design variations utilizing atmospheric conditioning, compressive force, vibration on multiple orientations (random or fixed displacement), and shock tests (drop or incline impact). 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 packaged-products on a visible skid, conduct ISTA 2B or ISTA 3E
Utilize ISTA 3A if packaged-products may be transported in a small parcel delivery system
ASTM D642 – Test 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 D999 – Test Methods for Vibration Testing of Shipping Containers
ASTM D4332 – Practice for Conditioning Containers, Packages, or Packaging Components
ASTM D4728 – Test Method for Random 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
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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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