In order to pass an ISTA test procedure do all test methods need to be passed?
When performing an ISTA test procedure or project that will be submitted for ISTA recognition or certification, all required test methods, at the required minimum test levels, must have passed. If there is a method performed during the testing that does not meet the requirements or shows an obvious failure after the testing, then the entire test is considered a fail.
If the testing being done won't be submitted to ISTA for recognition or certification then failures during the testing are allowed. Be aware that any failure during testing will most likely invalidate the testing for other outside organizations (including carriers, customers and insurance companies).
I'm Looking for Information on an ISTA Test Procedure
Information on ISTA test protocols can be found at the following link: Test Procedures - International Safe Transit Association (ista.org)
Which ISTA test should I use?
This common question cannot be answered directly, but must be determined in each case through an understanding of the various ISTA tests and their applications. Please click the following link for more information including a "Test Selection ...
Who determines pass or fail of testing results?
These determinations are dependent upon the particular product, package, distribution system, market, customers, and other factors and can vary widely. Therefore product damage and allowable package degradation must be defined by the shipper, ...
How can I understand the differences between two ISTA test procedures such as ISTA 6-Amazon.com-SIOC and ISTA 6-Sam's Club for my specific packaged-product?
Unfortunately, ISTA doesn't currently have a test comparison tool so the task will be a manual one. There are a couple ways to tackle this task, Overviews - Compare test overviews from the ista.org webpage. All ISTA Overviews Test Procedures - ...
What test should I select for ocean shipments?
ISTA Procedures, and other industry-standard packaging test protocols, don’t contain vibration (PSD) profiles for ocean shipment. Several studies have shown that vertical vibration during sea transport is so small that it’s negligible. This is not ...