Standard ASTM Package Test Methods

There are a number of common ASTM testing standards that can be used as a preliminary verification method in packaging development. The most commonly used standards include:

ASTM Standards for Package Testing

ASTM D642 Test Method for Determining Compressive Resistance of Shipping Containers, Components, & Unit Loads
ASTM D880 Test Method for Impact Testing for Shipping Containers and Systems
ASTM D951 Test Method for Water Resistance of Shipping Containers by Spray Method
ASTM D996 Terminology of Packaging and Distribution Environments
ASTM D999 Test Methods for Vibration Testing of Shipping Containers
ASTM D4003 Methods of Programmable Horizontal Impact Test for Shipping Containers
ASTM D4169 Standard Practice for Performance Testing of Shipping Containers and Systems
ASTM D4332 Practice for Conditioning Containers, Packages or Packaging Components for Testing
ASTM D4728 Test Method for Random Vibration Testing of Shipping Containers
ASTM D5276 Test Method for Drop Test of Loaded Containers by Free Fall
ASTM D5277 Test Method for Performing Programmed Horizontal Impacts Using an Inclined Tester
ASTM D5487 Test Method for Simulated Drop of Loaded Containers by Shock Machines
ASTM D6055 Test Methods for Mechanical Handling of Unitized Loads and Large Shipping Cases and Crates
ASTM D6179 Test Methods for Rough Handling of Unitized Loads and Large Shipping Cases and Crates
ASTM D6653 Test Methods for Determining the Effects of High Altitude on Packaging Systems by Vacuum Method