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.
We are also the first and only packaging test laboratory in Italy to be listed in the Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier Network (APASS). We have received direct guidance from Amazon and work with manufacturers to design, supply, and test Amazon Certified Packaging as indicated by Amazon’s Customer Packaging Experience Lab (CPEX) in Seattle, Washington.
For more information and to find out how to test your packaging, just send us an email [click here].
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:
|SHOCK TEST / DROP TEST||DROPS:
Rotational Edge Drop
|ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS/CLIMATE TESTING||Temperature
|DANGEROUS GOODS PACKAGING||UN Legislation|
|SPECIFIC PROTOCOLS ESTABLISHED INTERNALLY BY THE FOLLOWING COMPANIES||FedEx
|PROTOCOLS BASED ON OTHER INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS||Din