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BECOME AN EXHIBITOR
The ISTA Forum brings together hundreds of packaging professionals looking for innovative solutions. For exhibitors, the reception provides a powerful and cost-effective way to showcase their products and services while targeting key decision makers of the transport packaging industry. The exhibitor’s reception is a unique experience and is the not-to-be-missed event for attendees.

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Wednesday, March 18th:
Exhibitor Set-up: 12:00pm – 4:30pm (Exhibitors must check in by 3:00pm)
Exhibitor Reception: 5:00pm – 7:30pm  
Exhibitor Tear-down: 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Exhibitor Guide



2020 ISTA Forum Exhibitors:
 
Akuratemp 
RGEES, LLC
170 Bradley Branch Rd. Ste #7, Arden, NC 28704 USA
Tel: 828-708-7178
www.akuratemp.com

akuratemp provides reliable, reusable and sustainable temperature-controlled packaging solutions integrated with IoT based real time geo-location stamped temperature and vibration monitoring to minimize sample rejection for diagnostic and clinical trial specimen cold chain.
 
Atlas Molded Products 
8240 Byron Center Ave, Byron Center, MI 49315 USA
Tel: (800) 917-9138
www.atlasmoldedproducts.com

Atlas Molded Products specializes in the development and manufacture of innovative, high performance expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulation for construction, packaging and OEM products. With plants across the United States, Atlas Molded Products headquartered in Byron Center, Michigan, at the largest EPS manufacturing plant in the industry can provide product solutions coast-to-coast. Since the mid-1960s, Atlas Molded Products has played a significant part in the growth of technology and product applications in the EPS industry.
 
Bebox 
7362 Remcon Circle, El Paso Texas, 79912 USA
Tel: 915-225-7767
www.bebox.us

Be Sustainable Packaging
Recycled, Recyclable, Biodegrade and Compostable Innovative Products for Many Industries Products Protection.
Protect Your Product, Protect The Planet.


Bericap 
6952 Toscana Trace Summerfield, NC 27358 USA
Tel: 336-280-5884
www.bericap.com

We manufacture and sell plastic closures for food, beverage and industrial markets. We aim to contribute to the success of our customers based on strong innovation, concentration on quality and efficiency, technical service and a global manufacturing platform.

California Polytechnic State University
Packaging Program, Department of Industrial Technology and Packaging, Orfalea College of Business
1 Grand Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
Tel: 805-756-2129
www.cob.calpoly.edu/undergrad/industrial-technology/
 
Chainalytics 
2500 Cumberland Parkway, Suite 550, Atlanta, GA 30339 USA
Tel: 770-433-1566
www.chainalytics.com

Bright Minds | Better Methods | Best Outcomes
Chainalytics brings together the brightest minds in supply chain management to provide data-driven consulting, managed analytics, and market intelligence services to some of the best-known companies in the world. Using a combination of innovative and proven methods, our consultants deliver actionable insights and measurable outcomes across all major supply chain functions – from strategy and planning to packaging and distribution. With locations across North America, Europe, and Asia, Chainalytics serves companies globally in a borderless fashion.
 
Clemson University 
Department of Food, Nutrition and Packaging Sciences
223 Poole Agricultural Center Clemson SC 29634 USA
Tel: 864-723-0740
www.clemson.edu/fnps

Cold Chain Technologies, LLC
135 Constitution Blvd, Franklin, MA, 02038 USA
Tel: 800-370-8566
www.coldchaintech.com

Cold Chain Technologies (CCT) LLC, is an industry recognized leader in the development and delivery of reusable and single use insulated thermal packaging solutions that protect the integrity of temperature sensitive products world-wide. With over 50 years experience in the global cold chain, we fully understand its logistics, applications, demands, and extremes. Leading companies around the globe place their critical pharmaceutical, biomedical, life science and food service products and trust in the hands of Cold Chain Technologies. Visit www.coldchaintech.com for more information on our latest products and announcements.
CSafe Global  
2900 Dryden Rd, Dayton, OH 45439 USA
Tel: 1-888-323-9576
www.csafeglobal.com

CSafe Global is the industry's only provider of both active and passive cold-chain packaging solutions, designed to ensure the integrity of temperature-sensitive, life-enhancing products during transport. With best-in-class active container design, high-performing passive parcels, a dedicated line of cell & gene solutions, and an AI-driven logistics platform, CSafe is well-positioned and ready to become your preferred cold chain partner.

DDL, Inc.
10200 Valley View Rd., Suite 101, Eden Prairie, MN 55344 USA
Tel: 952-941-9926 (MN) | 714-979-1712 (CA)
www.testedandproven.com

DDL Inc. is an ISO/IEC 17025- accredited full-service testing lab that provides package, product, and materials testing to the
medical device and pharmaceutical industries. The company’s team of engineers and technical and quality experts is devoted to
helping customers worldwide succeed by taking an independent, involved and informed approach to ensuring regulatory compliance.
 

Emerson Apparatus 
59 Sanford Drive, Gorham, Maine 04038 USA
Tel: 207-856-0055
www.emersonapparatus.com

Emerson Apparatus is the leading manufacturer of Compression Testers, Sample Cutters, Test Fixtures, Speed Dryers, Transportation Simulators, Drop Testers & Incline Impact Machines and other Laboratory Testing Equipment for industrial applications. All of Emerson’s product lines have the ability to be fully customized to meet your application and testing needs. Emerson also partners with industry-leaders in vibration test equipment and controls for single-axis and multi-axis vibration testing. We engineer, design, manufacture, and support testing equipment and software to applicable ISTA, ASTM, TAPPI, and other specified standards. Designed and manufactured in the USA. Emerson, Setting the Standard for Precision Testing Equipment Since 1908.
 
Great Northern Laminations
3010 East Venture Drive, Appleton WI 54912-8033 USA
Tel: 800-925-2626
www.laminationsonline.com

GREAT SERVICE. GREAT RELIABILITY. GREAT SOLUTIONS. Laminations provides innovative corner and edge protection, as well as innovative crating and containing solutions that protect products during shipping, handling and storage. Our diverse line of VBoard® laminated paperboard products has proven practical and effective for thousands of packaging applications across a wide range of industries. Supported by our in-house certified ISTA 6 laboratory and technicians and as a member of Amazon’s APASS network, we design, source, and test packages to deliver cost-effective solutions with speed, quality, and accuracy. Our paperboard solutions are 100% recyclable and meet Amazon’s Certified Frustration Free Packaging standards. Our VBoard packaging protection helps customers reduce the cost of packaging materials and lower shipping costs throughout the supply chain.
 
Highlight Industries, Inc.
2694 Prairie St SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49519 USA
Tel: 800-531-2465
www.highlightindustries.com

Highlight Industries is a builder of stretch film testing equipment and end-of-the-line packaging machinery. Established in 1981 in Grandville, MI, Highlight has expanded from an innovative beginning building handwrappers to developing complete lines for stretch wrapping, case sealing, plastic strapping, and related quality control equipment. Highlight has long differentiated itself by investing in cultivating a deep understanding of all the elements which impact load security for its customers and by cooperating with other leaders to increase knowledge across the industry. Highlight continues this investment today to provide the highest quality packaging solutions available.
 

Keystone Package Testing
131 North Columbus Innerbelt, New Castle, PA 16101USA
Tel: 724-657-9940
www.keystonepackage.com

As a ISTA-certified package test lab, Keystone Package Testing assists companies in meeting their package testing needs. We have experienced tremendous growth due in large part to our customer experience, which differentiates us in the market. With a significant amount of equipment and automation, we offer short lead times on scheduling, quick turnaround times on reports and very competitive pricing. We also assist with package engineering when needed. In addition to the ISTA certification, our lab is also on the Amazon APASS list as an approved test lab. Our scope of capabilities is large and increasing on a monthly basis. In addition to package testing, we also offer ingress protection, electrostatic discharge, corrosion, EMC and other environmental compliance testing as well.
 
L.A.B. Equipment, Inc., a Spectral Dynamics Company
1549 Ardmore Avenue, Itasca, IL 60143 USA
Tel: 630-595-4288
www.labequipment.com

Need to meet the New AMAZON Vendor Incentive program? L.A.B is your solution provider. L.A.B Equipment's comprehensive line of products including; hydraulic random vibration systems, drop systems, and Incline Impact Testers, are designed to meet AMAZON Series 6 (SIOC and OB) test protocols. Whether you need the test equipment here in the US or overseas, L.A.B looks forward to working with you and providing you the valued solution you need. We are a team based organization with a global presence to serve and support customers world-wide. We are committed to manufacturing quality products on a consistent basis while maintaining a work ethic and attitude directed towards continuous improvement focusing on customer based satisfaction and solutions.
 
Lansmont Corporation
17 Mandeville Court, Monterey, CA 93940 USA
Tel: 831-655-6600
www.lansmont.com

Lansmont's Field-to-Lab® Methodology facilitates effective product and package designs by directly linking measured dynamic distribution inputs to actual laboratory simulation and validation tests. Lansmont's family of SAVER™ field instruments provide the basis for dynamic testing performed in laboratories equipped with Lansmont's shock, drop, impact, vibration, and compression test systems. For challenges that require more precise simulation, Lansmont's TruMotion™ test systems provide testing capability that's closer to reality.
 
L&E International, Ltd.
100 Ring Road West, Suite 103, Garden City, NY 11530 USA
Tel: 516-741-5300
www.le-intl.com

L&E offers a wide range of services including the design, engineering, manufacturing and supply of packaging throughout the Americas, Europe, India and Southeast Asia. L&E production teams in Asia and North America work upstream during the package design phase to ensure packaging solutions are optimized for efficiency. Our technical teams and packaging engineers ensure material specifications are correct and fit for purpose, while our graphic print specialists help manage art production files and pre-press set up helping to ensure the print and packaging manufacturing process is a success.
 
Lifoam
1303 S. Batesville Road, Greer, SC 29650 USA
Tel: 714-891-5035
www.lifoam.com

Lifoam has been in the protection business wince the 1960s, building and innovating all over the world.  We are a manufacturer of temperature controlled packaging and single-use disposable products, serving the retail, commercial, and healthcare segments. The material we use does not define what we deliver.  Our delivery systems are designed to protect what is important and valuable to millions of people.  We have and always will develop leading-edge thermal protection products, while working with labs, hospital groups, and companies to engineer their cold chain logistics – removing thermal risk from their world.  Talk to us. We can help.
 
Mediline Isothermal Solutions 
1400 South East Gateway Drive Suite 107, Grimes, IA 50111
Tel: 617-956-2135
www.medilineusa.com

Mediline Isothermal Solutions provides a wide range of “customized” and “off the shelf” controlled temperature packaging for the life science industry. Our “Puzzle Design” solutions provide the necessary temperature control and physical protection to a wide range of sensitive pharmaceutical, biomedical and life science products in research and in commercial applications. All of us at Mediline pride ourselves in providing outstanding customer service, cost effective and innovative approaches in finding appropriate solutions for all cold chain shipping needs.
 
Michigan State University School of Packaging
130 Packaging Building, 448 Wilson Road, East Lansing, MI 48824-1223 USA
Tel: 517-355-9580
www.canr.msu.edu/packaging
 
Nordic Cold Chain Solutions 
2705 Clemens Road, Ste 103, Hatfield, PA 19440 USA
Tel: 866-427-1919
www.nordiccoldchain.com

Nordic Cold Chain Solutions is committed to providing the highest-quality solutions to the cold chain marketplace. From servicing large pharmaceutical to small meal kit delivery companies, Nordic Cold Chain Solutions values every partnership. Every customer is unique and has a custom requirement for temperature-controlled shipments. From refrigerated to frozen, or ambient requirements, Nordic Cold Chain Solutions provides a material neutral approach to tailor a solution to exceed expectations. Nordic Cold Chain Solutions services the market from 6 strategic manufacturing locations: PA, FL, KY, NE, TX, and NV. We also partner with over 45 conditioning locations to provide temperature reduced product, ambient, or frozen options.
 
NOVA Chemicals
400 Frankfort Road, Monaca, PA 15061-2298 USA
Tel: 724-770-4348
www.novachem.com

At NOVA Chemicals, we believe high-performance plastics and sustainability go hand-in-hand. Our product portfolio includes a wide range of polyethylene, expandable polystyrene, and ARCEL® resins ideal for optimizing packaging applications. We collaborate with our customers to help them create the sustainable solutions that brand owners and consumers are demanding.

Packaging Corporation of America
1 North Field Court, Lake Forest, Illinois 60045 USA
Tel: 800-456-4725
www.packagingcorp.com

Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) is an ideas and solutions company focused on supporting your success in the market place. Whether you are looking for corrugated shipping containers, bulk containers, custom designed and printed corrugated packaging, or eye-catching displays and merchandisers for retail, you can count on PCA to deliver the ideal solution on time and on budget. PCA is among the largest producers of containerboard and corrugated packaging products in the United States. Headquartered in Lake Forest IL, PCA operates eight paper mills and 94 corrugated and related packaging plants and is also one of the largest producers of uncoated freesheet (office paper) in North America. For more information, or if we can help you, please visit us at our website, www.packagingcorp.com or call us at: 800-456-4725.
 
Packaging Technology Group 
565 Commerce Dr., Fall River, MA 02720
Tel: 508-673-1300
www.packagingtech.com

Packaging Technology Group is privileged to create sustainable thermal packaging solutions that safeguard valuable medications and the environment. We operate with a focus on faith, relationships, innovation and client service. PTG is committed to increasing the efficiency of the worldwide distribution of medical treatments, life-saving drugs, and critically important research specimens that require special care. As a registered ISO 9001:2015 design and manufacturing business, PTG goes the extra mile to ensure confidence and exceed expectations. PTG is headquartered in the Greater Boston area, where the company maintains a strong commitment to the community.
 
Parameter Generation & Control Inc.
PO Box 129, 1054 Old US 70 West, Black Mountain, NC 28711 USA
Tel: 828-669-8717
www.humiditycontrol.com

Parameter Generation & Control specializes in precise humidity and temperature control systems (Including TAPPI/ANSI T 402 sp-13). Parameter can provide TAPPI specs in existing spaces or provide turn-key solutions (room, conditioner, and controls). Our rooms and reach-in chambers can be programmed to produce both TAPPI preconditioning and TAPPI conditioning specs in the same space as well as wide range of temperatures and humidities for shipper studies. For more information, our web site is www.humiditycontrol.com or email us at Stefan@humiditycontrol.com.
 
Pelican BioThermal Headquarters
3020 Niagara Ln N, Plymouth, MN 55447 USA
Tel: 763-412-4800
www.pelicanbiothermal.com

Pelican BioThermal LLC offers the widest range of thermally-protected, temperature controlled packaging and service solutions to the global life sciences industry. Our products ensure that delicate biological materials arrive intact and effective, despite exterior environments. Pelican BioThermal is dedicated to developing innovative products designed to fulfill the complex needs of the global life sciences industry. Our customers benefit from our extensive expertise in ensuring that temperature stability is maintained throughout the distribution chain. We also offer a complete portfolio of services and software to support end-to-end temperature controlled packaging asset management. For more information, visit pelicanbiothermal.com.
 
Polyfoam Corporation
PO Box 906, 2355 Providence Road, Northbridge, MA 01534 USA
Tel: 508-234-6323
www.polyfoamcorp.com

Polyfoam Corporation specializes in designing and manufacturing solutions with injection-molded or foam-molded plastics. With over forty years of experience and a focus on engineering, quality, and the environment, Polyfoam produces results that are cost-effective and sustainable. Services include engineering design, in-house 3D prototyping, secondary operations, and an ISTA-certified stress and thermal test lab. Polyfoam also has an extensive line of stock thermal and cushion packaging items. ISO 9001 Registered.
 
R.I.T. Department of Packaging Science
29 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623 USA
Tel: 585-475-2608
www.rit.edu/cast/packaging/
 
SAFE LOAD Testing Technologies
C/ Charles Robert Darwin, 20, oficina 13, 46980 Paterna - Valencia (Spain)
Tel: +34 963929595
www.safeloadtesting.com

Safe Load Testing Technologies is an international provider of transport simulation testing solutions for the optimization and validation of packaging and loads. Its main objective is to help their customers to be sustainable, increase security and reduce logistics costs. Safe Load TT solutions are characterized by their cutting-edge technology, intuitive use, and design. Besides, all of them meet a full range of test standards including ISTA, ASTM, ISO, EN or EUMOS, with the guarantee of maximum reliability and accuracy, simulating the reality in each test. In addition, the company offers high added value services based on their profound experience and expertise. Company headquarters are placed in Valencia (Spain) from where they serve the European and the American markets. Furthermore, they have distributors attending to the Asian, Middle Eastern and Oceanian markets. Their commitment is answering in less than 24 hours and arriving at their customers' site in less than 72 hours. Safe Load Testing Technologies always looks for excellence to offer the highest quality and functionality, leading the latest market trends.
 
Sealed Air
2415 Cascade Pointe Boulevard, Charlotte NC 28208 USA
Tel: 980-221-3235
www.sealedair.com

Sealed Air is in business to protect, to solve critical packaging challenges, and to leave our world better than we found it. Our portfolio of leading packaging solutions includes CRYOVAC ®  brand food packaging, SEALED AIR ®  brand protective packaging, and BUBBLE WRAP ®  brand packaging, which collectively enable a safer, more efficient food supply chain and protect valuable goods shipped around the world.  Sealed Air  generated $4.7 billion  in sales in 2018 and has approximately 15,500 employees who serve customers in 123 countries.  Twenty locations in our global network of Packaging Application Centers and Test Labs are ISTA certified and we are a participant in the Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier (APASS) Network.
 
 
SGS North America
SGS Consumer and Retail
291 Fairfield Avenue, Fairfield, NJ 07004 USA
Tel: 973-575-5252
SGS Integrated Paper Services
3211 E Capitol Drive, Appleton, WI 54911 USA
Tel: 920-749-3040
Appleton.CustomerService@sgs.com
www.sgs.com/cgnr

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. We are recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 94,000 employees we operate more than 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world, including Paper and Packaging Laboratories in the U.S., Asia and Europe.  We operate a full-service product and packaging test lab in Fairfield, NJ and Appleton, WI where we execute the full suite of ISTA procedures, including ISTA 6-AMAZON.  We are ASTM, UNDOT and ISTA certified as well as Amazon approved.  We offer Transit & Chemical testing, Sustainability & Physical Performance testing, Environmental & Atmospheric Conditioning, Medical Packaging & Cold Chain testing and other custom and retailer required tests. SGS Integrated Paper Services (IPS) in Appleton, WI, is an independent laboratory serving the pulp & paper, packaging, corrugated, nonwovens, personal care products, and medical supply industries. Key services include Fiber Science and Microscopy, Defect Analysis, Flushability, National Brand Equivalency, Analytical Chemistry, Repulpability testing, Sustainability Services, and Reverse Engineering. With SGS’s packaging services, you can ensure your packaging protects products, complies with regulations, reduces product loss and controls environmental issues in the distribution of your products.
 
Signode 
3640 West Lake Avenue, Glenview, IL 60026 USA
Tel: 800.323.2464
www.signode.com

Signode offers a breadth of packaging solutions including strapping, protective, transportation dunnage, stretch and many others. We deliver innovative packaging and handling solutions that reduce the costs of moving your products to market, limit the waste incurred by you and your customer and improve the safety of the process. Signode has the experience in your industry to understand your issues and the experience of thousands of installations worldwide that help us find solutions to your packaging challenges.
 
Smithers  
Westland Way Suite 24, Lansing MI 48917 USA
Tel: 517-322-2400
www.smithers.com

Smithers is the worldwide authority on the packaging, paper, and print industry supply chains. With over 80 years of experience, we provide world-leading expertise and market intelligence and offer a range of testing services supported by comprehensive facilities in Lansing, Michigan, and the United Kingdom. We support clients at every stage of the supply chain, from initial R&D programs and regulatory compliance to package performance and post-distribution integrity testing. We offer standard and custom packages for materials, primary pack, and distribution testing, food compliance, test method development, and medical device testing. All of our distribution testing laboratories are ISTA certified. Learn more at www.smithers.com.
 
Sonoco ThermoSafe 
3930 N. Ventura Drive, Suite 450, Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Tel: 800-323-7442
www.thermosafe.com

Sonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco (NYSE:SON), is a leading global provider of temperature assurance packaging for the safe and efficient transport of pharmaceuticals, biologics, vaccines and other temperature sensitive products. Sonoco ThermoSafe shipping solutions mitigate risk for our customers and ensure product efficacy throughout the extremes of a supply chain. With operations in The Americas, Europe and Asia, Sonoco ThermoSafe has a vast product offering featuring industryleading technology that encompasses refrigerated, frozen or controlled room temperature applications. In addition, Sonoco ThermoSafe's ISC Labs® deliver individualized design and testing services and innovative packaging solutions along with qualification and validation services to meet all regulatory requirements.

Techlab Systems (TLS)
1549 W. Ardmore Ave. Itasca, IL 60143 USA
Tel: 630-595-8810
www.techlabsystems.com
 
Techlab Systems (TLS) provides complete testing solutions for the pulp, paper, packaging, cardboard and corrugated industries. Testing Machines include Compression Testers plus laboratory equipment to test the performance of your pulp, paper and board. Our sales and service network located around the world is committed to make your experience memorable.
 
Thermotron 
291 Kollen Park Drive, Holland MI, 49423 USA
Tel: 616-393-4580
www.thermotron.com

Thermotron test equipment recreates some of the harshest temperature, humidity, and vibration conditions on Earth and outer space. Since 1962, Thermotron has been producing premier environmental testing equipment here in Holland, MI to serve clients around the world. Every chamber and shaker is hand crafted in West Michigan. From automotive and defense, to electronics and medical industries, Thermotron has helped companies small and large create more reliable products. When a company needs to know whether their products will stand the test of time, they rely on Thermotron. For more information about environmental testing, Thermotron, and company culture, visit Thermotron.com today.

Vibration Research
1294 Chicago Drive, Jenison, MI 49428 USA
Tel: 616-669-3028
www.vibrationresearch.com

As the global leader in vibration testing technology, our hardware and software is known for its reliability, that it "just works". We are so confident in our hardware, that we offer a lifetime hardware warranty, something that no other controller company has ever done! The VR9500 controller and VibrationVIEW software are optimized for the ISTA style of vibration test. Entering the random vibration test profiles is straightforward and testing is executed efficiently, followed up by comprehensive, automated reporting. In addition, using the ObserVR1000 DAQ/Analyzer and ObserVIEW software, you can instrument a packaged product with accelerometers and analyze drop test results. This isn’t necessary if your packaged product passes the drop tests BUT, if it fails, you’ll have the data and insight to support an intelligent re-design, not relying on just a best-guess approach.
 
Virginia Tech Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design 
1650 Research Center Dr. (Mail Code 0503), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061
Tel: 540- 231-7107
www.unitload.vt.edu/
 
Weiss Technik North America, Inc.
12011 Mosteller Road, Cincinnati, OH 45241 USA
Tel: 513-326-5252
www.cszproducts.com
 
We offer a wide range of testing services and CSZ test chambers for package testing, shipping studies and more. Our products and services include temperature, humidity, altitude, vibration, HALT & HASS, drop impact, thermal shock, and more. Sizes range from small benchtop chambers to full walkin testing chambers.
 
WESTPAK  
83 Great Oaks Blvd San Jose, CA 95119 USA
Tel: 408-224-1300
www.westpak.com

WESTPAK, a third-party, mechanical and environmental testing firm with laboratories in San Diego and San Jose, California, serves the life science, technology, consumer, food, and aerospace industries by evaluating package systems per ISTA, ASTM and ISO test protocols for most delivery types and transportation methods. WESTPAK has grown through word of mouth and referrals since being founded in 1986. The firm's well-established reputation for providing reliable data, accurate test results, and excellent customer service is industry recognized. The company became 100% employee-owned in 2017. Its philosophy continues to be "Integrity is the priceless component in testing."
 
UW-Stout  
232 Jarvis Hall-Technology Wing, Menomonie, WI 54751 USA
Tel: 715-232-2138
www.uwstout.edu