Status:Closed Asked:Apr 29, 2013 - 08:38 AM
I have a product that is shipped bulked packed on a pallet (72pcs / pallet). Is there an ISTA standard ?
The product is shipped on 4 layers, 18 pcs per layer in foam trays. Pallet is 42 x 44. Product will be shipped on a dedicated truck. The product itself will never be shipped in an individual carton.
ISTA Test Procedure 3E is a general simulation test for unitized loads of the same retail or institutional packaged-products. General simulation tests are designed to provide a laboratory simulation of the general damage-producing motions, forces, conditions, and sequences of transport environments. Applicable across broad sets of circumstances, such as a variety of vehicle types and routes, or a varying number of handling exposures. Characteristics will include simple shaped random vibration, different drop heights applied to the sample package, and/or atmospheric conditioning.
Source: A.J. Gruber - ISTA
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