The National Safe Transit Association (NSTA) Pre-shipment test procedures provide a means for a manufacturer to predetermine the probability of the safe arrival of his packaged products at their destination through the utilization of test developed to simulate the shocks and stresses normally encountered during handling and transportation. The test, it is stressed, are BASIC TEST. Their severity should be increased to adapt to unusual distribution situations.
It may be advisable to test more than one packaged product in order to obtain an average result.
It is also emphasized that these procedures are not intended to evaluate the protection afforded packaged products from other conditions such as moisture, corrosion, contaminating odors, etc. they may or may not comply with carrier requirements for packaging.
NSTA test procedures are in every sense performance test and, when properly applied, will provide tangible benefits of reduced damage, economically balanced costs and improved good will.