Mondi expands ISTA-approved testing services to all its e-commerce packaging

Mondi has confirmed the expansion of its International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) and Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier Network (APASS) certified Performance Lab services to cater to the growing demands of e-commerce customers.

Mondi’s Performance Lab can now also test converted solutions such as MailerBAGs and corrugated boxes. Located in České Budějovice, Czechia, the Mondi Performance Lab complements its eCommerce service offering for high-performance eCommerce packaging, from base material to converted solutions. The laboratory’s state-of-the-art equipment simulates the typical impact of packed goods in each supply chain step.

“Our certified Performance Lab is designed to test the quality and resilience of eCommerce packaging under realistic conditions,” said Nedim Nisic, Group eCommerce Director. “Our testing environment simulates common circumstances on packed goods in each step of its journey, providing a data-based evaluation to identify potential packaging deficits or weak points in the design. Our internal experts can also provide improvement recommendations – an offer as customised as our eCommerce packaging solutions.”

Mondi’s ISTA laboratory is a partner of choice for testing Amazon’s Tier 1-3 compliant packaging; FFP – Frustration Free Packaging, SIOC – Ships in Own Container and PFP – Amazon Prep-Free Packaging. The lab services include clamp, vibration, drop, and compression tests, certifications, and test reports for various ISTA standards.

“Packaging plays a crucial role in delivering a superior customer experience while ensuring product safety during transit in the rapidly evolving e-commerce landscape,” adds Javier Prieto, the leader of the Czech Mondi ISTA Lab. “The lab initially focused on corrugated solutions and has now expanded its scope to all converted e-commerce solutions. With increasing emphasis on sustainability and material optimisation, businesses need a reliable partner to help navigate the challenges of packaging design, testing and certification. It is an important step that we are now offering certified tests as part of our service for all our converted e-commerce packaging customers. We are proud to offer this service to accompany our innovative e-commerce portfolio that helps businesses easily achieve their e-commerce packaging goals”.

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