For 2024

To all new and existing customers please DOWNLOAD THE NEW TERMS OF SERVICE for doing business with Pro-Pack Testing Laboratory, Inc.

This document contains some significant changes to the way we are doing business from this point forward and also contains valuable information on how to most efficiently utilize our testing services. There are some significant changes and we have tried to make things easier from this point going forward. If after reading this document, any questions can be directed to our Project Coordinator Noah Harper or contact us at

What is ISTA Testing and How Can ProPack Help?

ISTA Package Testing

ISTA Package Testing

Pro Pack Test Lab is a proud member of the network of ISTA certified labs over 600 strong in over 40 countries. Pro Pack is fully supportive of ISTA’s mission to help organizations minimize product damage across the distribution chain while promoting effective package design.

We utilize all approved ISTA testing procedures and are always engaged in professional development of our technicians, techniques and equipment to ensure that your products arrive in the hands of customers intact. By sending your packages to Pro Pack, your ISTA certified packaging is well on its way to successful ISTA lab certification. You can rest assured that your tested package meets or exceeds ISTA standards.

What does ISTA stand for?

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.

The ISTA organization ensures proper testing and training of its members through an ethical, focused, open, progressive and collaborative approach to controlling costs, damage and resources during distribution and transit.

When should I consider ISTA testing?

The most efficient time to consider ISTA certification is before shipping the product. This is done in an effort to identify any problem areas with the package and/or product before actual shipment takes place thus saving time and money by correcting any problems before actual shipment.

We offer individual testing request forms and informational resources that cover all of the testing procedures we conduct at our facility. We invite you to read our descriptions of packaging testing, integrity testing, series partial simulation performance test, enhanced simulation performance tests, compression tests, series enhanced simulation performance testing, performance testing, testing standards, descriptions of transport packages and other factors that will determine which tests you will require.

Which test method should I use?

You may review “Guidelines for Selecting and Using ISTA Projects and Procedures” by clicking here or contact us for a free consultation on which method is best for you. You may also review the various ISTA Test Procedures on this website under “Pre-Shipment Tests” or visit the ISTA website at for further information.

We provide many pages of testing request forms and informational resources indexed on our site for easy reference to find information about individual simulation integrity performance testing, general simulation performance testsseries non simulation integrity testing, testing for individual packaged products and other tests performed here at our testing laboratories. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact us at: 618-277-1160 or email customer support at:

How many samples must be tested to obtain ISTA certification?

In most cases a single sample is all that is needed to obtain ISTA certification (reference individual test method for exceptions). ISTA suggests that more than one sample is tested to be statistically significant.

Our testing request forms and informational resources page explains each test thoroughly and indicates how many samples should be provided to ensure a significant sample size.

Do I need to provide anything besides a test sample to Pro-Pack in order to obtain an ISTA certification?

Yes. A completed ISTA Test Request Form for the applicable test series.

You can find all of our testing request forms and informational resources linked to on our website. Simply find the test you are interested in and read the informational materials.

We Look Forward to Serving You!

If you have any questions that you cannot find the answers to on our website, please don’t hesitate to call us at: 618-277-1160 or email customer support at: 

Read our ISTA Labs Reviews on Google to learn more about how we work together with our clients to ensure safe transit of their products and higher profits.

Get Started with ProPack Test Lab:

2385 Amann Drive
Belleville, Illinois 62220
Phone: 618-277-1160
Fax: 618-277-1163

    About Us

    Pro-Pack is one of the premier package testing laboratories in North America. With more than 30 years of experience, we are trusted for high standards, accuracy and our commitment to excellence. Pro-Pack is owned and managed by a team of people who are dedicated to the profession and the firm.

    Contact Info

    2385 Amann Drive
    Belleville, Illinois 62220
    Phone: 618-277-1160
    Fax: 618-277-1163

    ProPack Package Testing