ASTM & ISTA Distribution Simulation Testing

Packaged products must be able to withstand the typical events associated with manufacture, storage and distribution of the product without damage. As an independent, third party laboratory, Whitehouse Laboratory’s ISTA and ISO 17025 certified package testing laboratory provides distribution simulation services in accordance with the most current test methods from ASTM and ISTA (International Safe Transit Association).   Laboratory distribution simulation testing provides a uniform and repeatable way of evaluating packaged products and packaging designs by utilizing standardized equipment and procedures to subject the packaging to anticipated hazards that may occur with routine distribution of packaged products. 

Our package testing laboratory provides drop (shock), random vibration, loose load vibration and compression testing - all performed on the most modern, industry recognized equipment from Lansmont Corporation.

Typical Procedures Include:

ASTM D4169  /   ISTA 1, 2, 3 and 4 Series Tests  /  ASTM D7386

A series of Environmental Conditioning Chambers with temperature ranges from -70° to 170°C with full relative humidity control can pre-condition your packages to simulate any shipping environment.  Altitude testing/simulation is also available in one, integrated laboratory

With our Lansmont Saver™ Field Data Recorders, we can monitor your real-time shipments for Shock, Vibration, Temperature, Humidity and Pressure.  The collected data allows for assessment and characterization of both the dynamic and atmospheric hazards present within measured transport and in-use environments - allowing you to know exactly what your product is exposed to so you can adequately package it in a cost-effective manner. 

As members of ASTM and ISTA, our engineers are well versed in these sometimes difficult to interpret test standards.  Advocating education in package testing, we routinely consult with clients during the quotation process so that test sequencing and methods are fully understood and that the proper testing is selected as dictated by the package design and intended distribution environment.

Whitehouse Laboratories is happy to assist customers to better understand the testing requirements, the available test options and how to execute packaging validation projects on time and on budget.  Let Whitehouse Laboratories subject your package to the rigors of distribution simulation - design and ship your packaged product in confidence.

ISTA Package Certification available – ISTA Member ID: ST-10055


Whitehouse Laboratories is happy to assist customers to better understand the testing requirements, the available test options and how to execute packaging validation projects on time and on budget.

Have a question about Package Testing?

Contact Us or call 908-823-9336 about your next testing project.