How GICG Ensure Your Transit Packaging Meets Industry Standards.

What is Transit Packaging Testing?

Transit packaging testing involves assessing the performance of packaging materials and containers while in transit.

The primary goal of transit packaging testing is to verify that the packaging materials and containers can endure potential hazards encountered during shipping, including impacts, vibrations, compression, and temperature fluctuations, ensuring they are sturdy enough for the enclosed product.


Why is Transit Packaging Testing Important?

Transit packaging is designed to protect products as they travel from the manufacturer to the end-user. Nevertheless, throughout the journey, the packaging may encounter diverse environmental challenges, including vibrations, drops, fluctuations in temperature and humidity, compression, and impacts. If the packaging falls short in delivering sufficient protection for the product, it can lead to damage or, in some cases, the loss of the product.

Packaging testing aids manufacturers in guaranteeing that their products reach consumers in optimal condition. It assists in pinpointing any deficiencies in the packaging design, materials, or construction, enabling necessary adjustments to enhance its capacity to safeguard the product. This proactive approach diminishes replacement costs for damaged items, minimizes returns, safeguards against product losses, boosts brand image, and augments customer satisfaction.

Moreover, testing ensures alignment with industry and regulatory standards and specifications for packaging.


How can GICG help?

We provide an extensive array of testing and certifications for transit packaging, focusing on the integrity and performance of packaged products. GIC Testing & Inspection Services Sdn Bhd holds accreditation from the International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) to verify that your packaging meets the latest ISTA requirements. ISTA, a global organization committed to enhancing packaging practices, sets the standard for testing packaged products and certifying qualified laboratories globally. Additionally, GICG is an official member of the Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier (APASS) network.


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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

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