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Before You Begin Report

The packaged-product has satisfactorily passed the test if, upon examination, it meets the Product Damage Tolerance and Package Degradation Allowance.

ISTA Certified Testing Laboratories:

• Should file a test report on all ISTA Test Procedures or Projects conducted.

• Shall file a test report on all ISTA Test Procedures or Projects conducted to obtain Transit Tested Package Certification or Acknowledgement.

For additional information, refer to Guidelines for Selecting and Using ISTA Test Projects and Procedures.

ISTA Transit Tested Program

The ISTA Transit Tested Certification Mark as shown is a:

• registered certification mark and

• can only be used by license agreement and

• by a member of the International Safe Transit Association.

Transit Tested Certification Mark.

When a member prints this certification mark on a packaged-product with their license number they are showing their customer and the carrier that it has passed the requirements of ISTA preshipment testing.

In order to maintain its certified status and eligibility for identification with the TRANSIT TESTED Certification Mark, each packaged-product must be re-tested whenever a change is made in the:

• Product or

• Process or

• Package.

Changes in the product include changes in:

• Design or

• Size or

• Materials.

Changes in the process include changes in:

• Manufacturing or

• Assembly or

• Filling.

Changes in the package include changes in:

• Configuration or

• Dimensions or

• Weight or

• Materials or

• Components.

As a quality control procedure, packaged-products should be re-tested frequently, for example, yearly.

ISTA Test Report Processing flowchart.

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General Requirements

The following information is required when completing the Certified Laboratory Test Report:

ISTA Certified Testing Laboratory Information

• Complete laboratory name and address

• Test Laboratory ID number

• Test Technician who performed the test

• Test Report submitted by: name and signature

Product Manufacturer/Shipper Information

• Manufacturer/Shipper company name and address

• Test requested by (individuals name)

• Manufacturer/Shipper ISTA License Number, if applicable and known

Third-party Test Request Information

• Test conducted for company name and address

• Test requested by (individuals name)

• Relationship to the product manufacturer/shipper

Test Information

• Test Procedure or Project performed

• Date tested

• Number of samples tested

• Number of replicate tests performed

• Test Number(s) assigned by test laboratory, if applicable

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Product Description

• Detailed description of the product under test, including model designation or other specific means of product identification that distinguishes it from any other product.

Package Description

• Describe entire shipping unit

• Type or style of package

• List materials used inside the package, if applicable

• Pallet or skid, if applicable

• Picture or drawing of any interior cushioning, if applicable

• Method of closure, if applicable

Packaged-Product Tested

• Gross weight of packaged-product

• External container size in inches (mm or m): Length x Width x Depth
(L x W x D)

• A picture should be included

Product Damage Tolerance Criteria

• Definition of product damage tolerance

• Name of who determined definition of product damage tolerance

• Description of the method of determining product damage

Package Degradation Allowance Criteria

• Definition of package degradation allowance

• Name of whom determined definition of package degradation allowance

• Description of the method of determining package degradation

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Specific Requirements

The following information is specific to this test procedure and shall be reported with the required general information when completing the Certified Laboratory Test Report:

Test Results

Report if the packaged-product(s):

• Passed or

• Failed

Test Plan

• Report which unit of measure was used, English or Metric.

• Report any deviations from the required test plan.

• Include an explanation as to why the test was conducted differently.

Test Laboratory Comments

• As a result of the testing, report any recommendations for packaged-product improvement.

• Any general comments.

Vibration Test

• Describe restraining device or devices used

• First test orientation

- Orientation of specimen tested

- Test frequency in Hz or CPM

• Second test orientation

• Report the degrees of rotation, if applicable:

- 90° or

- 180°

- Test frequency in Hz or CPM

• Test duration in minutes

• Number of vibratory impacts, and

• Results of visual inspection for damage, if applicable

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Shock Test

Report the following:

• Orientation of each shock

• Severity of each shock recorded:

- For Drop Test as drop height in inches (mm)

- For free fall equivalent as velocity change in inches per second (m/s)

- For incline as impact velocity in inches per second (m/s)

- Horizontal equivalent as velocity change in inches per second (m/s)

Report if an incline or horizontal shock was substituted for any test orientation.

• Which orientation

• Which test method was used

- Free fall equivalent shock, incline or horizontal

• Explain the reason for the substitution for each orientation

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