ISTA Certified Testing Laboratory

Elite is certified by the International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) to perform performance and transit simulation tests for packaged products. ISTA defines several Test Series tailored for various types, sizes, and shapes of packaging to test the survivability of packaged products through transporation. ISTA Package Testing helps to prevent damage to products in transit, optimize packaging to save weight, bulk, and waste, and reduce insurance and freight costs.

For shippers participating in the ISTA "Transit Tested" Program, Elite is authorized to submit test reports directly to ISTA as part of the application package.

Elite is a Commercial laboratory certified for the following test protocols:

  • ISTA 1 Series - Non-simulation Integrity Performance Test Procucedure 1A - Individual packaged-products less than 150 lb (68 kg)
  • ISTA 3 Series - General Simulation Performance Test Procedure 3A - Packaged-products for parcel delivery system shipment less than 150 lb (70 kg)
  • ISTA 6 Series - Member Performance Tests - AMAZON.COM-Over Boxing, and AMAZON.COM-SIOC (Ships In Own Container)
  • ISTA 7 Series - Development Test Procedure 7D - Temperature Test for Transport Packaging