The Applus+ Laboratories packaging laboratory in Barcelona is one of the few labs in Spain certified to test ISTA standards, used by the main logistics, distribution and e-commerce companies, including Amazon and FedEx, amongst others.
The ISTA (International Safe Transit Association) testing standards represent the main benchmark in the packaging industry. They serve to prevent the main problems related to the transport and distribution of all types of products.
Applus+ Laboratories has an advanced laboratory dedicated to testing the characteristics of containers and packages, as well as simulating the transport of products, including hazardous materials. Located in Barcelona, it is one of just a few Spanish laboratories certified to test ISTA standards.
(font ISTA website)
|Distribution Type||Package Type|
|150 lbs. (68 kg) or Less||Over 150 lbs. (68 kg)||Pallet Load|
|Parcel Delivery||3A, 6-FedEx-A||Not Applicable||Not Applicable|
|LTL (Less-Than-Truckload) Delivery||3B||3B, 6-FedEx-B||3B, 6-FedEx-B|
|Manufacturing to Distribution Center||Not Applicable||Not Applicable||3E|
|Distribution Center to Retail||3F||Not Applicable||Not Applicable|
|eCommerce shipments fulfilled by retailer||6-Amazon.com-Over Boxing,
|eCommerce shipments direct from manufacturer to consumer||3A||3B||3B|
|Club Store||6-Sams Club||6-Sams Club||6-Sams Club|
|European Consumer Goods||3K||Not Applicable||Not Applicable|
|Thermal Testing||7D, 7E||7D, 7E||Situational|
|Bulk/Automotive Reusable||Not Applicable||Not Applicable||3H|
|Custom Test Building||4AB||4AB||4AB|
|Preliminary Design Screening Test||1A, 1C, 1G||1B, 1D, 1H||1E|
|Partial Simulation||2A||2B||Not Applicable|