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ISTA 6-Amazon.com-SIOC (Ships In Own Container) Type D

ISTA 6-Amazon.com-SIOC is a standard developed to challenge the package and product to withstand transportation hazards that are typically encountered during transportation and handling of products from the vendor to Amazon.com and to the customer. Type D is for LTL delivery of individual packaged-products less than 100 lb. (43 kg). The details of the standard were derived from studies conducted by Amazon.com and from customer feedback. The testing is specifically designed for products delivered to the Amazon.com fulfillment center and then the customer by way of parcel transportation or Less-Than-Truckload (“LTL”) shipping methods.

Amazon.com encourages its vendors who ship products in their own containers to test to ISTA 6-Amazon.com-SIOC to understand the durability and performance of their packaging so as to reduce damages and returns.

OVERVIEW OF PROJECT 6-AMAZON.COM-SIOC

Type D – LTL Delivery of Individual Packaged-Products Less Than 100 lb (43 kg)   
Sequence NumberTest CategoryTest TypeTest LevelRemarks
1Atmospheric Preconditioning
TEST BLOCK 1
Temperature and HumidityLab ambient, 12 hoursRequired
2Atmospheric Conditioning
TEST BLOCK 1
Controlled Temperature and HumidityTemperature and humidity chosen from tableOptional
3Shock
TEST BLOCK 3
Tip/Tip OverUse a 22 degree tip angleRequired for packages ≥48 in. (1.2 m) tall and  any one base dimension < ½ the height;   or for packages ≥ 30 in. (760 mm)  tall and with a center of gravity vertical location > ½ the package height
4Shock
TEST BLOCK 4
Free-Fall Drop6 drops – 18 in (460 mm) maxRequired
5Compression, Vertical
TEST BLOCK 9
Test in the intended shipping orientation  or most stable orientationCalculated from formula, Maintain force for 1 hourRequired, Machine, or weights and load spreader
6Compression, Horizontal
TEST BLOCK 10
Clamping SimulationCalculated from formula, Clamp in multiple
orientations as directed
Required For any of the 2 axes with a width dimension ≥ 24 in (610mm) and < 75 in (1905 mm)
7Vertical Vibration
TEST BLOCK 13
Random With Top
Load
Overall Grms level of 0.54Required
8Shock
TEST BLOCK 16
Free-Fall Drop6 drops – 32 in (810 mm) maxRequired
9Shock
TEST BLOCK 22
Full Rotational Flat DropVaries with packaged-product dimensionsRequired for Elongated and Flat Packages
10Shock
TEST BLOCK 23
Bridge ImpactHazard Box dropped 16 in (400 mm)Required for Elongated Packages Only
11Shock
TEST BLOCK 24
Concentrated Edge ImpactHazard Box dropped 16 in (400 mm)Required for Flat Packages Only

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