ISTA Standard 2A

Partial Simulation Performance Tests

About ISTA Standard 2A

ISTA 2A tests are for packaged-products 150 lb. (68 kg) or less, and are a combination of basic test elements from ISTA 1A (Non-Simulation Integrity Performance Testing) and advanced test elements from ISTA 3A (General Simulation Performance Testing). Procedure 2A simulates some actual transport hazards such as temperature and humidity. An example would be to test desert-like conditions (60C and 15% RH), which are dry with low humidity, on a packaged-product.

Benefits

When properly applied, ISTA Procedure 2A will provide tangible benefits of:

  • Shortened package development time and confidence in product launch
  • Protection of products and profits with reduced damage and product loss
  • Economically balanced distribution costs
  • Customer satisfaction and continued business

Test Procedure 2A

Test Procedure 2A is broken down in the following sequence:
Sequence Test Type Standard Description

1

Atmospheric preconditioning

ASTM-D4332

Ambient temperature and humidity

2

Atmospheric Conditioning

ASTM-D4332

Controlled Temperature and Humidity

3

Compression

ASTM-D642

Machine Apply and Release

4

Vibration

ASTM-D999 or ASTM-D4728

Fixed Displacement or Random

5

Shock

ASTM-D5276

Drop

6

Vibration

ASTM-D999 or ASTM-D4728

Fixed Displacement or Random

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