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Eric Hiser, ISTA's Vice President - Technical will be presenting an ISTA 3A Testing for Single Parcel Delivery workshop at the PARCEL Forum on Monday, September 29th in Dallas, Texas. The workshop will include a bonus tour of the AT&T Stadium and a certificate of participation. Click here for more information on the course.
Posted Friday September 12th, 2014 9:52 AM

ISTA and the Journal of Applied Packaging Research have partnered to provide an avenue for papers written and presented for the TransPack Forum to be peer reviewed and published should their authors so desire. The Journal of Applied Packaging Research is an international forum for the dissemination of research papers, review articles, tutorials and news about the innovation or emerging technologies for the packaging Industry. If you have an interesting and informative topic or case study related to transport packaging we want to hear from you!   Contact Lisa Bonsignore at if you’d like to submit an abstract.
Posted Friday August 8th, 2014 12:04 PM

ISTA has released the following whitepaper available for complimentary download: Methodologies For Vibration Testing Packaged-Products by David Shires, Chief Consultant, Distribution Testing, Smithers Pira and ISTA Technical Division Director. Mr. Shires paper details established and newer methodologies for vibration testing packaged products for road distribution.  It is intended to provide information on the range of methods available.  This information will be of interest to those who wish to review their specification and selection of vibration test methods, and to those who wish to have a better understanding of the methods available. Click here to begin download.
Posted Friday August 8th, 2014 12:03 PM

Eric Hiser has joined the ISTA team as Vice President – Technical. Eric will be responsible for ISTA’s Technical Division including all technical activities, development and maintenance of ISTA Procedures and Projects, and ISTA Certification programs for labs, packaged products and people. For technical issues including the submission of lab certification materials and test reports contact Eric at 517-333-3437 ext. 218 or Visit the June issue of ista views to learn more about Eric.
Posted Tuesday July 8th, 2014 10:13 AM

ISTA TransPack Forum Call For Papers: It’s never too early to submit a topic for 2015.  If you have an interesting and informative topic or case study related to transport packaging we want to hear from you! We also want hear from you if you have a topic you’d like to see on the 2015 program. If you are interested in submitting an abstract, Contact Lisa Bonsignore at
Posted Tuesday July 8th, 2014 10:09 AM

ISTA Now an ANSI Accredited Standards Developer - ISTA is pleased to announce that ANSI’s Executive Standards Council (ExSC) has approved ISTA as an ANSI Accredited Standards Developer under its proposed operating procedures for documenting consensus on ISTA-sponsored American National Standards. Read more...

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Mark Your Calendars!
The date has been set for ISTA's 2015 TransPack Forum:
April 7-10, 2015
Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club, Orlando, Florida

June 2014 edition of ista views is now available!
Content: Matt Daum, The Link Between Shock Pulse Filtering, Product Protection, and Packaging Costs; ISTA Developing New EducationalOffering: Concurrent Packaged Product Design; Staff Changes at ISTA; 2014 TransPack Forum Highlights; R. David LeButt Award; PackExpo Marketing Opportunity for ISTA Members; Visit to Christian Brothers University; Technical Update - Ask a Package Testing Expert, New Technical Board Members, New Testing Council Members, Pre-Conditioning added to 1-Series Read current issue