March 2008 (07B-129)
About ISTA 3A Testing
ISTA 3A is a general simulation test that is designed to replicate damage-producing forces that packages may sustain during transport. Companies looking for advanced testing capabilities and the ability to simulate environmental occurrences during transport are using ISTA 3A testing. While the most common industry tests used today are still ISTA 1A/1B, these tests are not designed to simulate environmental conditions and are most useful as screening tests. To learn more about ISTA 3A, please visit the ISTA website at: http://www.ista.org/Testing/ProcOverviews/3Aoverview.pdf
About ISTA 4AB Testing
ISTA 4AB represents enhanced simulation testing. The 4 series testing takes the 3 series general simulation testing and adds at least one element of focused simulation, such as a test sequence or condition linked to actual known distribution of the product being tested. 4AB includes a software program formed around a broad range of current and quantitative information on distribution environment hazards. Customized test plans are developed for each sample.
Expanded ISTA Testing Capabilities
Shanghai: Procedure 3A equipment now installed and operating. ISTA 3A certification is due to be completed in the coming weeks and will include 3A, 3E and 3F. Current certification includes 1A, 1C, 2D, 2E. For more information: Tel 86-21-6389-3130 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vietnam: Procedure 3A equipment now installed and operating. ISTA 3A certification is due to be completed in the coming weeks. Bureau Veritas is the only ISTA certified laboratory in Vietnam. Current certification includes 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 2D, 2E.For more information: Tel 84-8-742-1065 or email: email@example.com
Shenzhen: Just received ISTA Certification for Procedure 4AB. Our Shenzhen laboratory is one of only three labs in Asia with ISTA 4AB certification. Current certification now includes 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 1E, 1G, 1H, 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 2E, 3A, 3E, 3F, 4AB, 7A, 7B.For more information: Tel 86-755-8600-0151 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For a complete listing of our ISTA accredited laboratories, including address information, please click here: http://cps.bureauveritas.com/html/34073.html
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