These constraints can potentially lead to severe damage to both packaging and products. The risk can range from minor non-compliance upon receipt to accidents during transportation.
The costs involved are typically high, encompassing risks for the end-user, product destruction, delivery delays, damage to brand reputation, and financial losses.
Transport Aptitude Validation tests provide a solution to mitigate these risks and address the question: Will my product arrive in good condition to my customer? The primary advantage of conducting such tests in a laboratory setting is the ability to consider worst-case constraints, which is not feasible in the case of real-world transport testing. Additionally, the turnaround time for these tests averages 3 to 5 days, thus saving time in the launch schedule of a new product.
Among the various tests commonly used, we find:
- E-commerce Testing (ISTA 6 Amazon.com / ISTA 3L)
- Pallet Transportation Testing (ISTA 3E / ASTM D4169 DC12 / ASTM D4169 DC6)
- Parcel Transportation Testing (ISTA 3A / ASTM D4169 DC13 / ASTM D4169-DC3)
- Palletized Load Stability Testing (Acceleration Bench Test According to EUMOS Profiles, InnTilt Tipping Test)