Pack test

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Grifal tests the protective efficacy of packaging solutions, designed both internally or by third parties, through specific and very strict testing protocols. The goal is to verify that the packaging meets both the regulatory  and the customer’s safety requirements, thus defining the actual compliance and reliability.

Why should you certify your packaging?

  • Increased distances between suppliers and customers;
  • Splitting of deliveries;
  • Shorter delivery times required by the market.

All these reasons have exacerbated the stresses that packaged products must undergo during shipment, and if we add the exponential growth of e-commerce sales, the need to have the most appropriate and secure packaging for this new form of commerce is increasingly apparent.

How can the effectiveness of your packaging be tested?

Grifal’s certified laboratory (the only one in Italy to be certified to perform over 20 testing protocols established by the International Safe Transit Association – ISTA) performs a series of tests with the aim of reproducing, as closely as possible, the conditions typically encountered in the transport cycle. Tests are chosen based on actual distribution scenarios simulating drop, vibration, resistance to compression and climate influences.
The following table shows the wide variety of tests that Grifal is able to perform according to customer needs, from the simplest to the most complex:

CATEGORY TEST
SHOCK TEST / DROP TEST FALL:
Free
Vertical
Horizontal Impact
“Incline Impact”
Rotational Edge Drop
VIBRATION Random
Sinusoidal
Fixed Displacement
COMPRESSION Static
Dynamic
ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS/CLIMATE TESTING Temperature
Humidity
Pressure
DANGEROUS GOODS PACKAGING UN Legislation
SPECIFIC PROTOCOLS ESTABLISHED INTERNALLY BY THE FOLLOWING COMPANIES FedEx
Ups
Amazon
Sam’s Club
PROTOCOLS BASED ON OTHER INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS Din
Astm
Etsi
ISO
Grifal can verify and certify the integrity and reliability of your product’s packaging. Learn all about ISTA’s test procedures!