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Jul 11, 2016

ASTM D4169 Truck Profile Update

Jul 11, 2016|ASTM, ASTM D4169, Packaging Validation|

ASTM D4169, the standard practice for performance testing of shipping containers and systems, has recently been updated. The truck vibration data, profiles and testing techniques are the basis for the updates. Following is a summary of the rational for the update. Rational for Update In recent years the truck profile data referenced in ASTM D4169 [...]

Feb 3, 2015

Revisions to ASTM D4169 and Impact on Medical Device Package Testing

Feb 3, 2015|ASTM, Medical Device Package Testing, Packaging Validation|

ASTM D4169-09 recently has been revised to D4169-14. ASTM D169 is the test method performed by subjecting shipping units to a test plan consisting of a sequence of hazard elements which would be encountered in various distribution environments. ASTM D169 is the standard that has been used extensively in the medical device industry, as it [...]

May 29, 2014

Choosing the Right Puncture Resistance Testing Method

May 29, 2014|ASTM, Medical Device Testing|

Our next blog post in our series on common methods for testing of films will focus on puncture resistance testing. Puncture resistance testing is another widely used method to test films. Common test methods include ASTM D1709, ASTM D3240 and ASTM F1306. Choosing the test method is often one of the more difficult steps for [...]

May 8, 2014

Common Problems With Tear Resistance Testing of Films

May 8, 2014|ASTM, Product Testing|

In our previous blog post, we discussed some of the common problems with tensile testing of films. The next test in our series of blog posts will focus on tear resistance testing.   Tear resistance testing is another common type of test used to characterize films. The most common tear tests are ASTM D1004, ASTM [...]

Jan 22, 2014

Common Problems with the ASTM D1002 Standard Test Method

Jan 22, 2014|ASTM, Medical Device Testing, Product Testing|

We continue our discussion on  some of the common problems that can occur with some common industry standards, and how these factors can be minimized and eliminated. Today we will discuss the ASTM D1002 Standard Test Method for Apparent Shear Strength of Single Lap Joint Adhesively Bonded Metal Specimens by Tension Loading (Metal to Metal). This test [...]

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