Environmental Package Testing

Environmental testing & conditioning involves exposing a package or product to controlled temperatures and humidity in order to reproduce the conditions that the package/product is expected to survive in its transportation, storage and operating life. After exposure, the package or product is assessed for damage.

Environmental testing is comprised of various tests. In the military, aerospace & automotive industries, environmental testing is considered as incorporating all kinds of stress that a product might experience (including mechanical elements such as shock, vibration and operational stress) plus temperature and humidity.

Other industries (and at DDL), consider environmental testing to be separate from mechanical testing and, for this reason, refer to environmental testing as stress induced by temperature, humidity, and other environmental factors such as:

  • Exposure to fungus (sitting in a dark, moist place)
  • Exposure to corrosion

DDL Chamber Capacity for Environmental Testing Conditions

Within its two locations DDL, Inc. houses over 100 environmental chambers ranging in size from 2 to 1,000 cubic feet. We have over 15,000 cubic feet of chamber capacity with temperature ranges varying from -65°C/-85°F to 170°C/338°F and humidity ranges up to 95%. Cryogenic temperatures can also be accommodated.

Have a question about environmental package testing? Please contact us or Ask our Package Testing Expert about your next environmental testing project.

You can also contact us at 800-229-4235.

Not sure what test is right for you?  Visit DDL's PackAdvice Search Matrix!

DDL's Testing Locations

DDL’s testing laboratories are located in Eden Prairie, MN and Fountain Valley, CA. Learn more about the different testing services provided at each location.

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