Additional Services

In-House ISTA Testing Lab

ISTA Testing Available at Nelson Container

Series 1 1A 1B 1D
Series 2 2A 2B  

Series 1: Non-Simulation Integrity Performance Tests

  • Procedure 1A: Packaged-Products weighing 150 lb (68 kg) or Less
    Basic Requirements: fixed displacement vibration and shock testing
  • Procedure 1B: Packaged-Products weighing Over 150 lb (68 kg)
    Basic Requirements: fixed displacement vibration and shock testing
  • Procedure 1D: Extended Testing for Individual Packaged-Products weighing Over 150 lb (68 kg)
    Basic Requirements: fixed displacement or random vibration, shock testing, and compression

Series 2: Partial Simulation Performance Tests

  • Procedure 2A: Packaged-Products weighing 150 lb (68 kg) or Less
    Basic Requirements: atmosphere conditioning, compression, fixed displacement or random vibration, and shock testing
  • Procedure 2B: Packaged-Products weighing Over 150 lb (68 kg)
    Basic Requirements: atmosphere conditioning, compression, fixed displacement or random vibration, and shock testing

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ISTA Testing

Categories:

Distribution HazardMajor Test CategoryAssociated Test Types
Handling Drop Impact Shock Drop
Incline Impact
Vertical Impact
Transportation Vibration Vibration Fixed Displacement
Stacking Load Compression Static
(Dead Load)
Atmospheric Conditions Atmospheric Temperature
Humidity
 **ISTA information and PDF documents above originally from ISTA website, and republished on Nelson Container for the purpose of informing customers/potential customers as to the merits of testing

Nelson Container boasts an in-house ISTA (International Safe Transit Association) testing lab. Our testing lab gives us the edge over the competition by letting us be more efficient in package design and approval.

Advantages of In-House ISTA Testing:

      • Reduction of damage
      • Improved packaging performance
      • Reduction in packaging costs
      • Assurance in your supply chain

Every time we make a container, we can test it right here. With in-house ISTA testing, Nelson Container eliminates the costs of sending your packaging to a third-party ISTA testing facility. The chances of your product being damaged in transit are dramatically reduced by using ISTA testing prior to shipping your product.

ISTA Testing

ISTA

Testing Photos:

ISTA vertical impact drop testing

ISTA transportation vibration partial simulation performance test

You can assure your client a regularity most suppliers can’t even dream of promising. With Nelson Container as your business partner, we’ll make sure your products get to their destination safely and on time.

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