Transport & Packaging Testing

Comprehensive Transit Performance Testing Services

Ensuring the safe and intact delivery of medical devices, pharmaceuticals, combination products is a priority at Cormica. Our transit performance testing services replicate the harsh conditions of transportation, including drops, vibrations, and compressive forces.
By aligning with ASTM D4169 standards, we ensure that your packaging systems are robust and compliant with regulatory requirements. Partner with us to enhance your product’s reliability and customer satisfaction. Request a call back to discuss your specific needs.

Our Packaging & Transit Testing Services

ASTM D5276-19 Drop Test
  • ASTM D4332-22Standard Practise for Conditioning Containers, Packages, or Packaging Components, and Unit Loads.

Conditioning is performed to simulate real world conditions a shipper could see in real world transportation, which could adversely affect the strength of the shipper, for example, a hot and humid climate will soften the shipper which would increase the risk against compression damage.

  • ASTM D5276-19 (Reapproved 2023) – Standard Test Method for Drop Test of Loaded Containers by Free Fall.

Drop tests are performed to simulate real world handling scenarios during loading and unloading, or if the package is accidentally dropped. This test helps to ensure the product inside maintains integrity, results from drop tests can help to identify issues with the packaging configuration.

  • ASTM D642-20 – Standard Test Method for Determining Compressive Resistance of Shipping Containers, Components, and Unit Loads.

Compression testing is performed to assess the compressive forces a shipper may face during transport, or during storage, the results of compression testing can help to optimize the packaging design, using less material while still providing adequate protection.

  • ASTM D999-08 (Reapproved 2023) – Standard Test Method for Vibration Testing of Shipping Containers
  • ASTM D4728-17 – Standard Test Method for Random Vibration Testing of Shipping Containers

Vibration testing is important to simulate the vibrations encountered during various modes of transportation, such as trucks, aeroplanes, and ships. This helps to assess the products resilience to continuous and varied vibrational forces.

ASTM D999-08 ASTM D4728-17 Vibration Test
ASTM D642-20 Compression Test
  • ASTM D6344-04 (Reapproved 2023) – Standard Test Method for Concentrated Impacts to Transport Packages

Concentrated impact is only required for single walled shippers, but this testing simulates situations where a package may encounter sharp localized impacts, such as being struck by the corner of another package, or something being dropped onto the package.

  • ASTM D6653/D6653M-13 (Reapproved 2021) – Standard Test Method for Determining the Effects of High Altitude on Packaging Systems by Vacuum Method

Low altitude testing is required for samples contained in non-porous packaging, this testing simulates the risks of packages that might encounter lower altitudes, like being transported through mountainous areas or being in a cargo hold of an aircraft that are no pressurized.

Our Packaging and Transit Technology and Equipment

  • Climate Chamber
  • Drop Test Machine
  • Compression Test Machine
  • Vibration Test System (Accelerometer, Vibration Controller & Electrodynamic Shaker)
  • Low Altitude Test System (Chamber, Vacuum Pump, Vacuum Sensor & Regulator, Vacuum Controller)

Benefits of using Cormica for your Packaging and Transport Studies

  • Ensures Product Integrity
  • Compliance with Regulatory Standards
  • Enhances Customer Satisfaction
  • Improves Risk Management
Our Packaging and Transit Technology and Equipment
packaging testing lab

Why Clients Need To Do Transit and Packaging Validations?

Medical devices need transit performance testing as this simulates the various stresses these products might encounter during transportation, such as vibration, shock, compression and temperature changes. By performing these tests clients can verify that their packaging provides a suitable level of protection during distribution.

Maintaining product quality and customer satisfaction. This rigorous test sequence helps to verify that products remain undamaged and fully functional upon arrival at their destination. By completing transit performance testing this avoids regulatory issues and can make market entry smoother for the device.

Real time & accelerated aging

What are the risks of not doing Transport Testing?

Not performing transit testing can pose risks to the client and to their customers, without transit testing the risk of the product being damaged in transportation is heightened. This could lead to the product arriving to its destination in a compromised state, causing potential safety issues or making the products un-usable.

Not completing transit performance testing increases the likelihood of non-compliance with regulatory bodies, which can result in fines, and/or delays to the product getting to market.


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