• ASTM  D4169            Standard Practice for performance testing of shipping containers and standard (Vehicle stacking / compression test)
  • ASTM D4332                Standard Practice Conditioning Container, Packages or Packaging components for testing
  • ASTM D4728             Standard Test method for Random Vibration testing of shipping Containers
  • ASTM D999               Vibration testing of Shipping Containers: Method A, B or C
  • ASTM D5276             Standard test Method for Drop Test of Loaded Containers by Free Fall.
  • ASTM D642               Standard Test Method for Determining Compressive Resistance of Shipping Containers, Components, and Unit Loads
  • ASTM D6653             Standard Test Method for Determining the effects of High Altitude on Packaging systems by Vacuum Method
  • ASTM D3078             Standard Test Method for Determination of Leaks in Flexible Packaging by Bubble Emission
  • ASTM F1140               Standard Test Methods for Internal Pressurization Failure Resistance of Unrestrained Packages
  • ASTM F1929              Standard Test Method for Detecting Seal Leaks in Porous Medical Packaging by Dye Penetration
  • ASTM F1886              Standard Test Method for Determining Integrity of Seals for Medical Packaging by Visual Inspection
  • ASTM F88                   Standard Test Method for Seal Strength of Flexible Barrier Materials (Peel Test)
  • ASTM F2096              Standard Test Method for Detecting Gross Leaks in Medical Packaging by Internal Pressurization (Bubble Leak Test)
  • ASTM F1980               Standard Guide for Accelerated Aging of Sterile Barrier Systems for Medical Devices


  • ISTA 1A         Non-Simulation Integrity Performance Test-Fixed Vibration
  • ISTA 1G         Non-Simulation Integrity Performance Test- Random Vibration
  • ISTA 2A         Partial Simulation Performance Tests
  • ISTA 3A         General Simulation Performance Tests

    Membership is open to Manufacturers of Sterilisation products or related services, with sales in Europe. Affiliation is open to companies/trade associations/healthcare professionals who are Responsible Users of SBS or represent those that are. Potential members or affiliates also need to have implemented a quality management system certified by an accredited certification body.

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