ISTA Procedure 4AB Simulated Performance Testing – User Defined

Testing Standard:

ISTA 4AB Enhanced Simulation Performance Test Plans (Web-Based Software Application)

Standard Number
ISTA 4AB

Standard Title
Test Planner

Overview:

ISTA 4AB is an enhanced simulation test for individual packaged-products shipped through their own delivery system. This procedure utilizes general simulation of actual transport hazards by either ground or air while using the specific packaged-products’ supply chain. Purple Diamond Testing offers ISTA 4AB Testing as part of our packaging distribution testing services.

Rationale:

ISTA 4AB – Test Planner. Can be used to evaluate the protective performance of a packaged-product related to thermal conditions, compression, shocks, vibrations, and other stressors normally encountered in a parcel delivery system. The procedure is used to create custom simulation hazards in a laboratory environment that is 100% repeatable. Each packaged-product will have different routes through a supply chain. ISTA 4AB allows you to customize the test method based on points of contact, time on truck or aircraft, environmental conditions, and many more individual factors.

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Accreditations

Achieving ISO 17025 Accreditation is the pinnacle in third-party laboratory testing accreditation. It confirms that the facility has management, quality, and technical systems in place to ensure accurate and reliable analyses.
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.
A select few companies are authorized by PHMSA as an approved third-party packaging testing laboratory in accordance with Hazardous Materials Regulations, critical to ensuring safe transport of dangerous goods.

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With over 12,000 standards globally, ASTM International’s fully transparent standards development enhances performance and confidence in consumer choices.
The Technical Association of Pulp and Paper Industry’s peer-reviewed standards improve production through operational methods and industry recognized best practices.

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