What is cold chain testing?
Cold chain testing is commonly undertaken on any products (food, medical device or pharmaceutical) that must be controlled at typically between 2°C and 8°C in order to retain the freshness of food products or the efficacy of medical or pharmaceutical products.
Anecto Test Services provides a range of cold chain testing services on packaging designed for the transportation of products that can be affected by normal environmental conditions. The cold chain distribution process is an extension of the Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) environment that many products are required to adhere to as it tests the packaging solution to show how long the packaging can keep the products in the stipulated conditions, typically between 2°C and 8°C.
This testing simulates conditions that the products could be exposed to during their shipping duration, whether to a local or global market and is carried out through the use of a range of climatic/environmental test chambers.
Anecto’s experience provides an invaluable, independent test service for user of temperature-controlled packaging to quickly evaluate the packaging up to its useful life.
Why do cold chain testing?
- To ensure that the product can be transported without being damaged by external environmental conditions.
- To assure the stability of the product.
Additional tests may include:
- Altitude testing
- Drop testing
- Compression testing
- Vibration testing
- ISTA 7D – Temperature Test for Transport Packaging