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 3B Test Request Form

    Test Project 3B is a general simulation test for individual packaged-products shipped through a motor carrier (truck) delivery system. The test is appropriate for FOUR different package types commonly distributed in LTL shipments. The types include STANDARD (UNDER 200 LB & OVER 200 LB), CYLINDRICAL, and PALLETIZED OR SKIDDED. See definitions.

    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

    Number of test samples required to perform ISTA 3B: 1

    Samples should be an untested actual package and product, but if one or both are not available, the substitutes shall be as identical as possible to actual items.

    To permit an adequate determination of the representative performance of the packaged-product ISTA:

    • Requires the test procedure with the required number of samples, to be performed one time, but
    • Recommends performing the entire test procedure five of more times using new samples for each test.

    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.

    ISTA 3B Package Types: Choose One

    Standard (under 200 lb & over 200 lb), Cylindrical, and Palletized or Skidded.




    ELONGATED OR CYLINDRICAL– The longest dimension is 36" or greater and both of the other
    dimensions (or the cylinder’s diameter) are each 20% or less of the longest dimension.

    FLAT – 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.

    NON-RIGID – The outer container may offer insufficient protection from concentrated low-level impacts or the design has large unsupported spans of outer packaging material or the outer package utilizes a stretch- or shrink-wrap design, uses a thin-flute or light grade corrugated board, uses a paper wrap or similar lightweight material only etc. or the outer package wall is in direct contact with the product.

    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%)

    Pass/Fail Criteria

    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

    ProPack Package Testing