Atmospheric Preconditioning

Per Amazon Ships In Own Container (SIOC) and Over Boxing testing, all products must be stored at ambient temperature and humidity levels for at least 12 hours prior to testing. Also, all testing should be completed at lab ambient temperature and humidity levels. All temperature and humidity levels are recorded on the test report. Some products may require optional conditioning to determine the product’s performance at anticipated temperature and humidity limits that it is expected to encounter. ISTA specifies certain limits for cold, hot, humid and changing conditions. Most of the standards require preconditioning for 72 hours. The predetermined temperature range is from -29 degrees Celsius to 60 degrees Celsius and the predetermined humidity range is from 15% RH to 85% RH. The ISTA 6-Amazon.com-SIOC standard and the ISTA 6-Amazon.com-Over Boxing standard each call atmospheric preconditioning Test Block 1. 

As an Amazon APASS approved and ISTA accredited package testing lab, Keystone Package Testing can meet all of your Amazon package testing needs including atmospheric preconditioning and extreme temperature and humidity conditioning. Let’s work together to get your product packaging approved to the Amazon SIOC and Amazon Over-Boxing requirements.   

Package types associated with the Amazon Atmospheric Preconditioning test: 

  • Type A: Parcel delivery of individual packaged-products less than 50 lb. (23 kg). 
  • Type B: Parcel delivery of individual packaged-products 50 lb. (23 kg) to less than 100 lb. (43 kg). 
  • Type C: Parcel delivery packaged-products 100 lb. (43 kg) or greater. 
  • Type D: LTL delivery of individual packaged-products less than 100 lb. (43 kg). 
  • Type E: LTL delivery of individual packaged-products 100 lb. (43 kg) or greater. 
  • Type F: LTL delivery of individual palletized packaged-products. 
  • Type G: LTL delivery of individual packaged TVs and monitors that are less than 150 pounds (68 kg) & have a girth equal to or less than 165” (4.19 m) 
  • Type H: LTL delivery of individual packaged TVs and monitors that are 150 pounds (68 kg) or greater or have a girth greater than 165” (4.19 m) 

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