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The testing division of Cascade TEK, with laboratories in Hillsboro and Longmont
is now Element Materials Technology. Learn more at Element.com.

Introduction Shelf Life Validation Testing

Steve McKelvey was one of Cascade TEK’s great testing customers before retiring to Mexico.  So clearly, he’s a genius. 

Let me share his notes from his presentation “Introduction to Shelf Life Validation”.   Steve covers:

  • Developing a Shelf-Life Test Plan
  • Sample Size Justification
  • Device Shelf Life
  • Humidity vs. Laminated Films

Steve recommends and references:  

Optimize Packaging to Protect Your Products

Posted on Jul 10th, 2013 by marybabitz
Package Testing - Save Money

A recent article in Entrepreneur Magazine lists 3 advances in packaging that can help protect products and save money.   #3 is a shout-out to pre-shipment testing, which Cascade TEK is happy to assist with as an ISTA Certified Package Test Lab.

Environmental Exposure - The Enemy of Wine

Posted on Jun 5th, 2013 by marybabitz
Environmental Exposure Hurts Wine

Vinotemp spells out the ideal environmental conditions for storing and developing wine.  Environmental exposures are major considerations in package testing performed at Cascade TEK’s Oregon and Colorado laboratories. 
Wine Likes: 

ISTA Renews Cascade TEK - Certified Testing Laboratory

Posted on Jun 4th, 2012 by marybabitz
Cascade TEK ISTA renewed

Package testing (drop, compression, temperature-humidity conditioning, transportation simulation, etc) customers  will be pleased that Cascade TEK’s  ISTA  Certified Testing Laboratory status has been renewed through 2014 for the Oregon Package Testing Laboratory.

Learn More About Cascade TEK's Package Testing Capabilities

Posted on Mar 27th, 2012 by admin
Transportation Simulation at Cascade TEK

What kinds of tests are available at Cascade TEK? We offer a comprehensive list of test options, including: drop testing, transportation simulation, compression testing, and temperature and humidity testing. All of these are used in order to test the reliability of product packages and ensure that packaging is able to protect products from expected hazards experienced during the normal shipping process.

Colorado Association for Manufacturing and Technology Recognizes Cascade TEK Front Range for Innovative Product Testing

Posted on Jan 6th, 2012 by admin

The Colorado Association for Manufacturing and Technology (CAMT) recognized Cascade TEK’s Front Range facility in Longmont, Colorado this month for our innovative product testing services. Innovation at Cascade TEK testing facilities includes continued expansion and dedication to providing test equipment that meets the ever-changing needs of the Cascade TEK customer. “Making sure we continuously expand test capabilities is crucial to the success of Front Range,” says Cascade Vice President Mary Babitz. “Our customer’s test requirements are ever changing.

Overview of Cascade TEK’s Product Testing Services

Posted on Dec 15th, 2010 by admin
Cascade TEK Front Range product testing

Our latest information on the new Cascade TEK Front Range, environmental, product testing facility in Longmont, Colorado.

Cascade TEK One Step Closer To Colorado Test Lab

Posted on Nov 24th, 2010 by admin

Longmont’s Daily Camera Business Writer Alicia Wallace (303-473-1332 or wallacea@dailycamera.com) has been covering the product testing void left by Oracle and Cascade TEK’s expansion efforts to bring Cascade TEK’s A2LA Accredited, full-service product testing services to the Colorado region.

Cascade TEK Focuses on Testing in Denver; Eyeing Market

Posted on Oct 14th, 2010 by admin

Oracle Corp., one of the few Denver-area product testing labs, has stopped performing tests such as vibration, MIL-STD, DO-160, ISTA package and transportation simulation testing for non-Oracle customers.

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