Protecting What Matters

Request Testing

Below are the forms to initiate testing at the COE laboratory. Feel free to contact us by e-mail or phone for assistance or clarification with completing the forms. A COE employee will contact you within 24 hours of submitting a form.


Thermal Chamber Testing through ISTA Standard 20 and ASTM D3103, as well as Thermal Simulation, can be performed on packaging or other items using one of our three Environmental Test Chambers. Temperature ranges from negative 50°C up to 100°C can be programmed into the chambers as well as humidity.



Drop testing can be done in either a custom format or following one of the typical testing protocols such as the ISTA drop sequence (ISTA 3A).



R-Value or Thermal Conductivity testing can be performed on solid materials using ASTM method C518 through a Heat Flow Meter or ASTM D7984 through a Hot Disc Analyzer.



Compression Testing as well as all of the standard Corrugated Testing (ECT, FCT, etc.) can be performed up to a force of 2,000 lbs. on items with dimensions less than 13" x 13" x 20".



Infrared Imaging is done using an FLIR camera to photograph or videotape your sample (typically packaging) to show any thermal weak spots in the components. Dry ice is typically added in the case of packaging.




 

Rapid Development of Cold Chain Solutions

This post explores the steps that go into ensuring a cold chain solution is available for each stage or a COVID-19 vaccine.



The need for an initial pre-qualified system to get the vaccines and test kits to the public is evaluated as well as how a more customized soluiton will drive down the shipping cost.