The packaging industry testing standards are established to ensure that packaging products meet the necessary quality, safety, and performance requirements for their intended use.
Several organizations develop and publish the packaging testing industry standards worldwide. Some of the most popular ones are ASTM International, International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and International Safe Transit Association (ISTA).
1. ISTA (International Safe Transit Association): ISTA has developed a range of test protocols that simulate various transportation conditions, including vibration, shock, temperature, and humidity. These tests help to ensure that packaged products can survive the rigors of shipping and handling.
2. ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials): ASTM has published multiple standards that cover different aspects of packaging testing, such as compression testing, drop testing, and seal strength testing.
3. ISO (International Organization for Standardization): ISO has developed several standards that relate to packaging, such as ISO 11607, which covers the requirements for sterile medical device packaging, and ISO 8317, which specifies safety requirements for child-resistant packaging.