From drop tests to compression tests – see how we ensure your transit packaging meets industry standards.

Blog Article By Mr. Edmund Yap, GICG’s Regional Manager (Technical & Process Excellence)


What is Transit Packaging Testing?

Transit packaging testing is the process of evaluating the performance of packaging materials and containers during transportation.

The main objective of transit packaging testing is to ensure that the packaging materials and containers can withstand the various hazards that may occur during shipping, such as impacts, vibrations, compression, and temperature changes and if it is robust enough for the product it holds.


Why is Transit Packaging Testing Important?

Transit packaging is designed to protect products during transportation from the manufacturer to the end-user. However, during transit, the packaging can be subjected to various environmental stresses, such as vibrations, drops, temperature and humidity changes, compression, and impacts. If the packaging fails to provide adequate protection to the product, it can result in damage or even loss of the product.

Packaging testing will help manufacturers ensure that their products reach their consumers in good condition. It helps to identify any weaknesses in the packaging design, materials or construction, and make necessary adjustments to improve its ability to protect the product. This will reduce replacement costs of damaged products or returns, prevent product losses, enhance brand image and increased customer satisfaction.

Testing also ensures compliance with industry and regulatory standards and specifications for packaging.


How can GICG help?

We offer a wide range of transit packaging testing and certifications for package product integrity and performance. GIC Testing & Inspection Services Sdn Bhd has been accredited by the International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) to certify that your packaging complies with current ISTA packaging requirements. ISTA, an international organization dedicated to improving packaging methods, is a leader in specifications for the testing of packaged products and certification of qualified laboratories worldwide. GICG is also an official member of the Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier (APASS) network. For more information:

There are several tests that can be conducted to evaluate transit packaging, including:

Drop test: This test involves dropping a package from a specified height onto a hard surface to simulate the impact that may occur during transportation.

Compression test: This test involves applying a load to a package to simulate the pressure it may experience during transportation.

Environmental stress test: This test involves exposing a package to different temperatures and humidity levels to evaluate its ability to withstand varying environmental conditions.

Shock test: This test involves exposing a package to unexpected impacts to evaluate its ability to protect the contents from damage.

Vibration test: This test involves subjecting the package to both random and sinusoidal vibration to evaluate the ability of packaging to withstand the rigors of transportation.

Side impact test – for carton or palletized loading, unloading and shunting

Tilt test – to evaluate product stability

Other tests we conduct:

  • Carton drop test
  • Biodegradability
  • Bottom end dome reversal
  • Buckle resistance
  • Burst resistance
  • Carbonation retention
  • Closure removal torque
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Drop impact resistance
  • Internal pressure
  • Permeability testing
  • Perpendicularity
  • Secure seal
  • Simulated palletizing
  • Vertical top load


For more information on our transit packaging testing:
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