Environmental Testing

Environmental conditions can greatly impact the success of your packaging project. With over 100 years of combined packaging experience, our engineers know the effects of a full range of expected conditions on package performance.

With a selection of environmental chambers, we can simulate temperatures and atmospheric conditions that could affect packaging material properties.

Important facts:

  • Paper-based products are strongly affected by their moisture content.
  • Relative humidity needs to be controlled.
  • Plastic products are often strongly affected by temperature.

Often the package is conditioned to the specified environment and tested under those conditions. This can be in a conditioned room or in a chamber enclosing the test. With some testing, the package is conditioned to a specified environment, then is removed to ambient conditions and quickly tested. The test report will detail the conditions and test completeness.

At Advanced Labs, Random Vibration Testing can be conducted in temperatures/humidly from -40˚F to 160˚F, 0-98% R.H.

Relevant Standards:

ASTM D4332
Standard Practice for Conditioning Containers, Packages, or Packaging Components for Testing

ASTM E171
Standard Specification for Standard Atmospheres for Conditioning and Testing Flexible Barrier Materials

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Environmental Testing

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Environmental Temperature / Humidity Chambers – Standard Chamber

DSCF2021

Environmental Temperature / Humidity Walk-In Chamber with Random Vibration

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Environmental Temperature / Humidity Chambers – Walk-In Chambers

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Additional Testing:

  • ISTA Packaging / Pallet Tests
  • ASTM Packaging / Pallet Tests
  • Medical Package Testing
  • Specific Testing Protocol
  • Random Vibration Testing
  • Drop Testing
  • Impact Testing
  • Compression Testing
  • Vacuum Testing
  • Fork Lift Handling Tests
  • Rotary and Vertical 1 inch Vibration Tests