Package testing

We test so you don't stress.

Your product leaves your warehouse in pristine condition. When product damage occurs during transit it is your business that suffers: costly losses with replacements and their transit, refunds, and damage to the quality perception of your product and your brand’s reputation. BoldtSmith’s comprehensive package testing services will help your company minimize the risk of damage and maximize your product protection.

Package testing is used by our expert engineers to evaluate the durability and protective capabilities of your packaging designs and shipping materials. We subject packaging to various tests and simulations that replicate real-world shipping conditions, such as drop testing, vibration testing, compressions, and environmental conditions.

Package testing enables us to identify the weaknesses and vulnerabilities in your current packaging that may be leading to product damage all along the transit journey. This provides us with valuable data that will guide informed decisions on how to reduce the risk of damage efficiently and effectively.

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Package testing standards

With package testing, there are established industry standards and guidelines used to evaluate the performance and durability of packaging materials and designs. These standards include specific tests and criteria that packaging must meet to ensure it can withstand the rigors of transportation and protect the contents during handling, storage, and shipping.

Package testing standards cover a range of factors and metrics, including vibration resistance, shock absorption, compression strength, moisture resistance, and environmental stability. Adhering to these package testing standards helps businesses ensure the reliability and effectiveness of their packaging, and they allow us to provide solutions that effectively reduce product damage, loss, and end user dissatisfaction.

ASTM International

ASTM International, formerly known as American Society for Testing and Materials, is an international standards organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for a wide range of materials, products, systems, and services. ASTM standards involve performance testing of shipping containers and systems, which includes vibration, drop, shock, compression, and atmospheric conditioning tests, all which assess the ability of packaging to withstand the rigors of distribution.

ISTA Series

The International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) offers a series of package testing procedures designed to evaluate the performance of packaging under various transportation scenarios. This standard specifies requirements for packaging and addresses packaging system validation through performance testing and documentation.

BoldtSmith's approach

BoldtSmith’s approach meets or exceeds all international packaging recommendations. Our package testing services begin with a thorough evaluation of your current packaging materials and designs, as they perform in transit, to create a baseline performance measurement. We subject your packaging to drop tests, vibration tests, and compression tests. 

Our environmental tests simulate real-world shipping conditions so results are as accurate as possible. We follow procedures and standards required by industry leaders, and customize our testing approach to your products’ unique needs and challenges.

Our clients

Identify problems with your packaging and shipping

When you work with us, you won’t just get a results summary. You’ll get a custom, actionable solution that addresses all of the current challenges your shipping and packaging face, and the problems you haven’t faced yet. The actionable solution will include improvements from key performance points on the journey for a calculated ROI for both profit and NET GREEN ™ sustainability (which curiously go hand-in-hand) by way of package design and materials usage. Less damage, less returns, more profit.