ICQ has been qualified as Certified ISTA Laboratory for packaging tests (n. ST-2349).
The experience achieved during more than twenty years of activity allows ICQ to have a deep knowledge about specific problems related to assessment of costs and damages during the packaging transit.

The ISTA pre-shipment test procedure provides a significant improvement to packaging safety and it can assure the arrival of final products without any damages.

ICQ performs packaging tests for various types of transportation and handling according to international testing protocols: drop tests, vibration tests, carton’s construction and bursting strength, labelling evaluation.

The manufacturer that chooses an ISTA Certified Laboratory can be sure that tests are carried out by a qualified staff, with proper equipments and procedures.
Our packaging test results will be recognized at international level. ICQ technical staff provides packaging consultancy on many kind of products: from pottery to crystal ware, from house ware to furniture, for any kind transportation: by land, by sea or by air.


ICQ chemical lab is well equipped to carry out packaging heavy metals total content.
The Environmentally-motivated legislation was created to limit the amount of potentially toxic heavy metals in packaging and packaging components for essentially all consumer products.
European Parliament and Council Directive 94/62/EC of 20 December 1994 on packaging and packaging waste in Europe and TPCH legislation in United States establish specific a combined concentration limit for lead, cadmium, mercury and hexavalent chromium.


For packaging intended to come in contact with food, ICQ chemical laboratory is equipped to carry out all the required chemical analysis to have the conformity to European and international standards.

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