Testing
Process

We strive to make the packaging certification process as easy as possible. We provide you with the essentials, while guiding you to additional resources, answering questions and offering assistance when you can’t find the answers. If you don’t know what you need, start in the Testing tab above. Then check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) or simply pick up the phone and give us a call.

 

From confused to certified in 5 easy steps:

From confused to certified
in 5 easy steps:

Step 1

Get
educated

Step 2

Complete the
quote process

Step 3

Send item
samples

Step 4

Run required packaging tests

Step 5

Receive
testing report

How to prepare your test package to ship to Spark

Identify package(s) to test

Identify the package(s) to be tested with a “Test” label or marking on the outside of each box

Add protective materials

Within the overbox, use air pillows (or other protective materials) to keep your test package(s) from being damaged during shipment

Add Quote Number to all documentation

Please enclose the completed quote documentation and add the Quote Number to the shipping label reference area.

Identify contents on exterior

Pack all test samples in a strong overbox clearly marked “Contains Protected Test Package”

Please contact the Spark Packaging Lab if you have any questions about how to submit the samples for testing.

Getting the test results

Spark will run the appropriate tests as defined by the certification needed. Once the testing is completed, we’ll provide full documentation of the results. This includes the report, photos of all sides of the package post-test and the product for verification—everything you need for submission.

 

What if my package fails?

If your package fails one or more tests, our team guides you through the process of making improvements and re-testing.

If your package needs re-engineering, alternative materials, etc., Spark can help. We offer a full suite of packaging services.
You can learn more here.

By bundling our testing service with structural design, engineering and prototyping services, we ensure our structural solutions meet certification requirements before we deliver them to you. As a full-service provider, we provide solutions that shorten the time-to-market process.

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