New for 2022

To all new and existing customers please DOWNLOAD THE NEW 2022 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

ISTA Series 3A Test Request Form

    Test Project 3A is a general simulation test for individual packaged-products shipped through a parcel delivery system. The test is appropriate for FOUR different package types commonly distributed as individual packages, either by air or ground. The types include STANDARD, SMALL, FLAT and ELONGATED packages. See definitions below.

    Please fill in the blanks below and then choose a test procedure and desired turn-around time so that an accurate quote may be provided./p>

    Accounts Payable Information (Person receiving Invoice)

    Contact Information (Person receiving report)


    Please Provide Quote

    If you would like a quotation to perform the required tests, please complete the test request form and submit in order to receive an accurate quote. If you need assistance completing the input forms or have any questions, I would be glad to help you. Contact Manuel Rosa Jr. at 618-277-1160


    In order to ensure testing in perfect condition, products and packages shipped for testing shall be:
    Adequately over-packaged for shipment or Repackaged in new packaging at the laboratory

    Number of test samples required to perform ISTA 3A:

    1 - Unless Item is fragile or liquid.

    2 - Samples are required for Fragile or Liquid (ISTA encourages 5 or samples)


    • Fragile Products – items that could easily break when dropped without having protective packaging; for example – glass, ceramics, porcelains, clay, electronics, etc.
    • Liquids – or semi-liquids or solids that can become liquid at high temperatures (above 70 degrees Fahrenheit) which can leak from a primary vessel during shipment.

    Package Information

    Product Size (inches)

    Note: If Pro-Pack returns a package after testing without performing a post-inspection, the customer must provide written documentation stating the package passed or failed.

    Pass/Fail Criteria

    ISTA 3A Package Types: Choose One (Standard, Small, Flat, Elongated)

    – The L x W x H is greater than 12 x 12 x 3 in all dimensions AND the weight is 150 lb or less BUT not 10 lb or less AND it does not meet any of the following definitions for SMALL, ELONGATED or FLAT packaged products. TESTS: Conditioning (optional-see below), Drop, Random Vibration (with and without top load), Drop, Leak test for liquids only

    – The volume is less than 800 cubic inches AND the longest dimension is 14 inches or less AND the weight is 10 lb or less. TESTS: Conditioning (optional –see below), Drop, Random Vibration (with and without top load), Drop, Leak test for liquids only.

    – The package’s shortest dimension is 8 inches or less AND the package’s next shortest dimension is 4 or more times larger than the shortest dimension AND the volume is 800 cubic inches or greater. TESTS: Conditioning (optional-see below), Drop, Random Vibration (with and without top load),Rotational Edge Drop, Full Rotational Flat Drop, Hazard Impact, Leak test for liquids only.

    – The package’s longest dimension in 36 inches or greater AND both of the package’s other dimensions are 20 % or less of that of the longest dimension. TESTS: Conditioning (optional – see below), Drop, Random Vibration (with and without top load),Rotational Edge Drop, Full Rotational Flat Drop, Bridge Impact, Leak test for liquids only.

    Pre-Conditioning OPTIONAL

    Please choose ONE of the following pre-conditioning options:

    NOTE: An entire test series is required for each condition chosen below.

    No ConditioningFrozen or winter ambient (-20°F (-29°C), Uncontrolled Relative Humidity)Refrigerated Packages (40°F (5°C), 85 +/- 5% Relative Humidity)Controlled Temperature (73°F (23°C), 50 +/- 5% Relative Humidity)Tropical Wet Climate (100°F (38°C), 85 +/- 5% Relative Humidity)Tropical (Wet) THEN Desert (Dry)(100°F (38°C), 85 +/- 5% Relative Humidity then 140°F (60°C), 30 +/- 5% Relative Humidity)Desert or Summer Ambient (120°F (50°C), Uncontrolled Relative Humidity)Extreme Heat, dry (140°F (60°C), 15 +/- 5% Relative Humidity)Severe Cold (0°F (-18°C), Uncontrolled Relative Humidity)User Defined Temp and Humidity (+/- 5%)

    Turn-Around Time

    Our standard turnaround time is 5-10 business days but we do offer an express service which will guarantee test results sooner for an additional charge. Please indicate the desired turnaround time below. The additional charge for the express service is based upon how fast test results are needed. If our work load allows us to get the tests completed sooner than 5 days there will be no express charge.

    *All Express services guarantee test results ONLY in the time frame indicated. Depending on the test series chosen, a full test report may not be possible in which case the test report will typically follow 2 to 3 days following testing.

    Return Information

    If yes, please indicate method of shipment and account numbers where applicable.



    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

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