February 2024

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Clemson Package Dynamics Lab

Our mission is to:

  1. Educate the next generation of package engineers through teaching & undergraduate labs.
  2. Facilitate undergraduate & graduate research to address real-world problems.
  3. Service the industry by providing package and product testing. 

The Clemson Package Dynamics Lab is certified by the International Safe Transit Association (ISTA). We have been operating for over 25 years and have served over 500 industry clients during that time. With our state-of-the-art facility we go above and beyond to serve industry by testing to ISTA, ASTM, TAPPI and custom test protocols. 

Educate the Next Generation

Each fall 40-60 students come through our undergraduate lab – PKSC 4540. They get the opportunity to get hands-on with vibration tables, drop testers, cushion testers and much more. This hands-on experience serves them well when they graduate and are hired into industry roles. We’ve heard countless times how much this lab in particular has helped them when it comes to understanding the distribution environment and testing packaged products. 

Facilitate Research to Address Real-World Problems

In the past year the Dynamics Lab has helped carry out three undergraduate projects and two graduate projects. A couple of topics our research centered on were data collection in the LTL environment and packaging solutions for fresh produce in the E-commerce environment.

Testing to Serve Industry

Some of our most common test protocols are listed in the table below. We love serving industry with our testing services. We can also custom design test protocols to help solve the problems you are facing. 

Small Parcel TestingUnitized Load Testing
ISTA 3A, 3L, and Amazon SIPPASTM D4169, ISTA 3B and 3E
Corrugated Material TestingCold Chain Testing
TAPPI T810, T839 and T844Pharmaceutical or Meal-Kit Package Validation

If you’d like to partner with us in any way please reach out through our site here. You can request a quote for testing or email us directly with your project specifics. If you’d like to get a fuller picture of the services we offer and equipment we have please browse the site.