Preconditioning and testing packaging designs under a wide range
of temperature, humidity, handling and storage environments is invaluable in
helping to predict package performance and selecting the most cost-effective
alternatives. Sears and J.C. Penney performance evaluation protocols are
commonly used by NATS.
Controlled Environment Testing
With temperatures from 5 to 40 deg. Celsius and humidities from 10 to 100%
available, we can simulate just about any shipping condition.
Together with a Vertical Linear Motion tester, NATS is able to simulate
transportation conditions by both rail and truck.
A critical component of both the ISTA and Dangerous Goods protocols, the drop
tester (cap. 150 pounds) reproduces hazards in the field, and pinpoints design
Designed primarily for railroad hump yard simulation, this high capacity tester
aids in the development for larger containers
Static and Dynamic Compression
Both small boxboard containers and full size pallet loads are compression tested
on our full-size machine. Given the pallet loading pattern and gross weight,
stacking estimates on pallet loads can be made.
ISTA Procedures and Sears Certification
Both International Safe Transit Association and Sears performance protocols are
routinely used by NATS to certify packages.