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Distribution Packaging Lab

A Look Inside the Lab...

As part of the Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design (CPULD), the William H. Sardo Jr. Pallet and Container Research Laboratory has benefited major companies and government agencies for over 40 years by predetermining product protection for consumer and industrial products. If you have experienced excessive damage claims, high packaging costs, or are contemplating the introduction of a new pallet or package design, our laboratory’s testing services will be a real benefit to you.

We offer a wide rage testing services to our clients:

  • Pallet certification using ASTM D1185 and ISO 8611
  • Package certification using ISTA or NMFTA procedures
  • Amazon SIOC and FFP certification
  • Unit load stability tests
  • Unit load pre-shipment testing according to ISTA or ASTM D4169
  • Material evaluations (bending, shear, torsion, compression, etc.)
  • Pallet durability assessment
  • Measurement of hazards using dataloggers
  • Custom test development

We are an independent, ISTA and NMFTA certified, testing laboratory, staffed by highly-skilled, certified technicians who can perform tests in accordance with ASTM, TAPPI, ISO, and ISTA standards and customized application methods developed in our laboratory for and/or by our clients. The pallet lab is also part of the Amazon APASS network and equipped to conduct all existing Amazon package tests. 


Learn more about the various tests performed in this lab below:


Vibration Testing

vibration testing

Free Fall Drop Testing


Incline Impact Testing


Compression Testing


Pallet Testing


Vertical Shock Testing


FasTrack Simulation

environmental condition