International Safe Transit Association
ISTA is a member-based nonprofit that empowers organizations, and their people, to minimize product damage throughout distribution and optimize resource usage through effective package design. – ista.org
ISTA Package Testing
What is ISTA Package Testing?
How To Test Your Packaged Product By ISTA Testing Protocol
ISTA 1 SERIES: Non-Simulation Integrity Performance Tests – This testing protocol challenges product and package hazard durability.
ISTA 2 SERIES: Partial Simulation Performance Tests – This testing protocol combines basic test elements of ISTA 1 (Non-Simulation Integrity Performance Tests) and ISTA 3 (General Simulation Performance Tests).
ISTA 3 SERIES: General Simulation Performance Tests – This testing protocol accounts for a broad range of vehicle and transportation variations.
ISTA 4 SERIES: Enhanced Simulation Performance Tests – This testing protocol covers twelve different package types.
ISTA 6 SERIES: Member Performance Tests – This testing protocol, performed by members to meet specific purpose and application, works in compliance with other published and accepted test methods.
ISTA 7 SERIES: Development Tests – This testing protocol is used in the development of transport packages.
Why Purple Diamond?
At Purple Diamond, our goal is to provide the guidance needed to ensure the appropriate ISTA test protocol selection is made when assessing your packaged products potential distribution hazards. The engineers at Purple Diamond understand your testing needs may be mandated or driven by regulatory application, where testing requirements can seem overwhelming or unclear. Whatever your testing rationale, we’re here to guide you in making the best test plan for your packaged products specific distribution environment.
Purple Diamond works in compliance with ISTA standards to test your packaged products. Our team is committed to delivering high-quality results as we develop a comprehensive solution to your specific package testing needs.