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Oct 17, 2018

FAQs on ASTM D4169 – Schedule C Vehicle Stacking

Oct 17, 2018|ASTM D4169, Medical Device Package Testing, Pack Review, Packaging Validation|

In this edition of DDL’s PackReview series, DDL Packaging Engineers Scott Levy and Peter Johnson address some of the frequently asked questions on ASTM D4169, specifically Schedule C vehicle stacking, that they receive from DDL’s customers. What issues do you see in compression testing? A Lot. Many of our clients don’t meet the specified [...]

May 24, 2018

ASTM-F88 Seal Strength – Is the One-Pound Minimum Real or a Myth?

May 24, 2018|ASTM F88, Pack Review, Packaging Validation, Seal Strength Testing|

In the latest edition of our PackReview video series, DDL Inc. Package Engineers Scott Levy and Pete Johnson continue their discussion on ASTM F88 Seal Strength. In this video, Scott and Pete address the one-pound minimum myth, design validation, specification of seal strength and some upcoming changes on the horizon with ISO 11607. Seal [...]

Aug 9, 2017

DDL Expands Scope of its ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation

Aug 9, 2017|ISO 17025, ISO 80369, Packaging Validation|

DDL has expanded the scope of its ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation from the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) to include ISO 80369 testing for small-bore connectors, the ISTA test series for distribution simulation, and numerous standards for environmental conditioning. The ISO 80369 series of small-bore connector standards are a replacement for the ISO 594-1 and [...]

Feb 9, 2017

Watch DDL’s PackReview Video on the Recent Update to ASTM D4169

Feb 9, 2017|ASTM D4169, Medical Device Package Testing, Packaging Validation|

Welcome to the latest edition of DDL’s PackReview video series. In this edition, DDL Packaging Engineers Scott Levy and Peter Johnson discuss the recent updates to ASTM -D4169 and address the following questions. What are differences between ASTM D4169-14 and ASTM D4169-16? Why they made the change? Why the change is important? What are the [...]

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 [...]

Jun 9, 2016

DDL PackReview: ASTM-F1929 Dye Penetration

Jun 9, 2016|Medical Device Package Testing, Packaging Validation, Seal Strength Testing|

In this edition of DDL’s PackReview series, DDL Packaging Engineers Scott Levy and Peter Johnson discuss the following topics on ASTM –F1929 Dye Penetration testing: What is Dye Penetration? Why use it? What are the different methods? What are the major concerns? Can anybody do ASTM-F1929? Dye Penetration is a physical seal integrity test. The [...]

Apr 1, 2016

ASTM F88 Package Seal Strength Testing Overview

Apr 1, 2016|Medical Device Package Testing, Packaging Validation, Seal Strength Testing, Uncategorized|

Welcome to DDLs PackReview series on Seal Strength Testing In this video, DDL Inc Package Engineers Scott Levy and Pete Johnson sat down to talk about the most frequently asked questions they receive on ASTM F88 Seal Strength testing. Some of the questions covered include: What is seal strength testing? Why use it? What are [...]

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