Standard ISTA Package Test Methods

There are a number of common ISTA testing standards that can be used as a preliminary verification method in packaging development. The most commonly used standards include:

ISTA Protocols for Package Testing

ISTA 1A Packaged Products weighing 150 lbs (68 kg) or less
ISTA 1B Packaged Products weighing Over 150 lbs (68 kg)
ISTA 1C Extended Testing for Individual Packaged Products weighing 150 lbs or less
ISTA 1D Extended Testing for Individual Packaged Products weighing Over 150 lbs
ISTA 1E Unitized Loads
ISTA 1G Packaged Products weighing 150 lbs (68 kg) or less (Random Vibration)
ISTA 1H Packaged Products weighing Over 150 lbs (Random Vibration)
ISTA 2A Packaged Products weighing 150 lbs (68 kg) or less
ISTA 2B Packaged Products weighing Over 150 lbs (68 kg)
ISTA 2C Furniture Packages
ISTA 3A Packaged Product for Parcel Delivery System Shipment weighing 150 lb (70 kg) or less
ISTA 3B Packaged Products for less-than-truckload (LTL) shipment
ISTA 3E Utilized Loads of Same Product
ISTA 3H Performance Test for Products of Packaged Products in Mechanically Handled Bulk Transport Packaging
ISTA 3K Project: Fast Moving Consumer Goods in the European Retail Supply Chain
ISTA 4AB Project: Packaged Products for Shipments in Known Distribution Channels
ISTA 5B Focused Simulation Guide for Thermal Performance of Temperature Controlled Transportation Packaging
ISTA 7D Thermal Controlled Transport Packaging for Parcel Delivery System Shipment
ISTA 7E Thermal Transport Packaging Used in Parcel Delivery System (including Manual 20)
ISTA 6 - Amazon.com SIOC  Amazon.com Ships In Own Container (SIOC) for Ecommerce Shipments
ISTA 6 - Amazon.com Over-Boxing Amazon.com Over-Boxing for Ecommerce Shipments - DRAFT


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