|Packaging Dynamics Laboratory|
For over ten years, the Packaging Dynamics Laboratory at RIT has partnered with industry to analyze the packaging designs and materials being used to encase, protect, and ship some of America's most popular products. It is a certified International Safe Transit Association Test Lab, equipped to conduct distribution tests in accordance with ISTA and ASTM testing procedures. The lab features equipment for simulated distribution tests such as vibration, shock, weathering, and compression. A wide variety of standards and customized testing for clients from across the packaging industry are conducted in the facility, in addition to being an academic resource for students.
Equipment and Capabilities
The equipment used in the Packaging Dynamics Lab is listed below, with a brief description of usage:
• Shock tester: Used to determine product fragility.
• Pneumatic Drop Tester: Used to simulate handling in a distribution environment.
• Lansmont Hydroelectrolic Vibration Table: Used for simulating transit vibration.
• Dynamic Compression: Used to determine strength and simulate warehouse stacking situations.
• Environmental Chamber: Used for accelerated aging and conditioning.
For assistance or more information, please contact:
Thomas Kausch, Lab Manager
Phone: (585) 475-2608