New for 2022

To all new and existing customers please DOWNLOAD THE NEW 2022 TERMS OF SERVICE for doing business with Pro-Pack Testing Laboratory, Inc.

This document contains some significant changes to the way we are doing business from this point forward and also contains valuable information on how to most efficiently utilize our testing services. There are some significant changes and we have tried to make things easier from this point going forward. If after reading this document, any questions can be directed to our Project Coordinator Noah Harper n.harper@propacktestlab.com or contact us at support@propacktestlab.com

Addition information can be found on the ISTA website

Introduction to SIOC Packaging (Ships in Own Container)

Amazon SIOC Package TestingDo you need integrity testing of packaged products that ship through Amazon?  Amazon originally required that the SIOC packaging not require additional packaging. Though to qualify for Amazon approval minor cosmetic damage such as dented corners, scratches etc are acceptable, you as the shipper can specify the level of acceptable cosmetic damage prior to the test.

The ISTA 6-Amazon com SIOC test was created by ISTA in cooperation with Amazon.com and is designed to be a general simulation protocol.

When properly done these procedures will provide the following tangible benefits :

  1. Reduction in damages and loss of product.
  2. Reduction of product to market times
  3. More balanced distribution packaging costs
  4. Increased market share contributed to customer satisfaction.
  5. Increases confidence in the launch of product.

What Does it Mean To Be SIOC Certified?

The SIOC package certification is to ensure that the product is received by the customer in pristine condition. By having your packaging tested and passed by Amazon standards you can avoid problems with Amazon.

We can offer you Amazon packaging support by ensuring that your packaging materials are ISTA certified and in full compliance of Amazons SIOC requirements through the required processes of drop testing or other integrity tests.

The 6-Amazon SIOC test is appropriate for six different categories that are designated A thru F

Type A:

  • Shipping Method: Parcel Delivery
  • Handling Method: Standard
  • Weight: Less than 50lb or 23kg

Type A, offering parcel delivery of individual packaged products less than 50 lbs is a 10 test sequence.

Test Sequence 1 is Atmospheric Preconditioning Test Block 1. This tests temperature and humidity at a lab ambient level for 12 hours. It is required.

Test Sequence 2 offers Atmospheric Conditioning Test Block 1. This is under controlled temperature and humidity with temperature and humidity chosen from chart. It is optional.

Test Sequence 3 is a shock test involving a free-fall drop. It requires 9 drops with varying height dependent upon product weight. It is required.

Test Sequence 4 is a vibration test. It tests against random vibrations with and without load. It is required.

Test Sequence 5 is a shock test involving a free-fall drop. It requires 8 drops of varying height depending on weight. It is required.

Test Sequence 6 is a shock test with rotational edge drop from 9 inches. It is required for elongated and flat packages.

Test Sequence 7 is a shock test involving full rotational and flat drop which varies with packaged product dimensions. It is required for elongated and flat packages.

Test Sequence 8 Is a shock test involving bridge impact. It is required for elongated packages only.

Test Sequence 9 Is a shock test involving concentrated edge impact. It is required for flat packages only.

Test Sequence 10 Is an integrity test in the form of a leak test. It is required for liquids only.

Type B:

  • Shipping Method: Parcel Delivery
  • Handling Method: Standard
  • Weight: 50lb or 23kg to less than 100lb or 43kg

Type C:

  • Shipping Method: Parcel Delivery
  • Handling Method: Standard
  • Weight: 100lb or 43 kg or greater

Type D

  • Shipping Method: Less-than-Truckload (LTL)
  • Handling Method: Standard
  • Weight: Less than 100lb or 43kg

Type E:

  • Shipping Method: Less-than-Truckload (LTL)
  • Handling Method: Standard
  • Weight: 100lb or 43kg or greater

Type F:

  • Shipping Method: Less-than-Truckload (LTL)
  • Handling Method: Pallet Handling
  • Weight: Not Applicable

 

To Schedule your 6-Amazon SIOC test today click here

About Us

Pro-Pack is one of the premier package testing laboratories in North America. With more than 30 years of experience, we are trusted for high standards, accuracy and our commitment to excellence. Pro-Pack is owned and managed by a team of people who are dedicated to the profession and the firm.

Contact Info

2385 Amann Drive
Belleville, Illinois 62220
Phone: 618-277-1160
Fax: 618-277-1163

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