Great Northern’s ISTA 6 test laboratory and technicians are certified to conduct the following tests:
ISTA 1 SERIES: NON-SIMULATION INTEGRITY PERFORMANCE TESTS
This test challenges the strength and robustness of the product and package combination. It is useful as a screening tool and benchmark to use over time.
ISTA 3 SERIES: GENERAL SIMULATION PERFORMANCE TESTS
These tests provide a laboratory simulation of general damage-producing motions, forces, conditions, and sequences of transport environments, including a broad set of circumstances such as a variety of vehicle types and routes, or a variety of handling exposures. Characteristics will include simple shaped random vibration, and different drop heights applied to the sample package.
ISTA 6 SERIES: MEMBER PERFORMANCE TESTS
These testing protocols are created by ISTA members or by ISTA in cooperation with a member company to meet their purposes and applications. Specific tests have been developed for Amazon, FedEx, and Sam’s Club.
All Great Northern ISTA 6 Lab technicians have earned the Certified Packaging Lab Professional (CPLP) designation from ISTA.
Testing Procedures and Frequently Asked Questions
Learn more about testing procedures and see frequently asked questions here.
Contact us at 844-855-0963 or ISTA@greatnortherncorp.com to learn more about an optimal package design and testing protocol for your product