What Is a Drop Test?

A drop test utilizes a free-fall drop tester that lifts the product to a predetermined height (based on weight) and then drops the package on each face, edge and corner to validate product safety while in transport. 

GCX drop test procedures are based on international testing procedures and standards, including ISTA 1A/​2A, to provide reliable packaging tests. We also consider package closure performance an important acceptance criterion. We routinely open packaging and inspect the contents after completion of all test procedures, unless obvious damage is noted during or after an individual test.