February 2023
News and updates for our packaging community.

Don't wait any longer! Register for the 2023 ISTA Forum before Friday, March 3rd to receive the discounted early-bird rate! The Forum, including TransPack & TempPack events, is where the packaging community gathers to connect, share & learn. The registration rate includes attending sessions from both TransPack or TempPack events at no additional cost. The event programs are uniquely designed to offer attendees the opportunity to network together during the shared meals, breaks & receptions.

The following companies will be presenting on the program:


Hundreds of packaging professionals attend the ISTA Forum 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 reception is a unique experience and is the not-to-be-missed event for attendees. Learn more about our exhibitor opportunities.

Sponsoring the ISTA Forum is your opportunity to connect with the global transport packaging community as an industry leader! Strengthen your brand's identity and marketing efforts by becoming a sponsor of the industry's premier educational event!

Why become a sponsor? 
  • Connect with the global transport packaging community as an industry leader.
  • ​Strengthen your brand's identity, visibility, and marketing efforts.
  • Build relationships and network with key decision makers of the transport packaging industry.

We’re excited to announce the following Distribution Environment Data Collection & Analysis courses that provide an in-depth discussion on the collection and analysis of shock & vibration data associated with the transport of products.  Now available online with ISTA’s improved and revamped learning platform, you can choose to go through all four courses in order or, you can take any one or more individual courses based on your area of interest.

  • DCA 101 | Introduction to Distribution Environment Data Collection & Analysis 
  • DCA 201 | Distribution Environment Data Collection
  • DCA 301 | Distribution Environment Data Analysis - Vehicle Vibration 
  • DCA 302 | Distribution Environment Data Analysis - Shock Impact & Drop

Join the ISTA and Specright team for a live demo of PackSight, an online test planning & reporting platform for ISTA test procedures. This webinar will provide an overview of how PackSight can be used to improve accuracy, save time, and promote test team & stakeholder communication for both existing and custom ISTA test procedures. Learn more about how PackSight’s Custom Test Builder makes it easy for you to customize a test specific to your supply chain and hear helpful tips & tricks. Q&A session with the webinar panel included. 
  • Katie Exum, Project Manager, Specright 
  • Matt Thompson, VP of Program & Market Development, ISTA 
  • Eric Hiser, VP of Standards & Certification, ISTA 

Did you know? ISTA has a helpful Support Center that allows you to browse through a collection of articles and FAQs. The knowledge base includes popular topics surrounding Testing, Certification, Membership and so much more. If you can’t find an answer to your question, submit a ticket and we’ll get back to you.
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ISTA InTouch E-Newsletter - February 2023