November 2021
News and updates for our packaging community.

We are pleased to present the following Omni-Channel Packaging Strategies Webinars this November and December. These webinars are for stakeholders across the distribution chain to learn about solutions needed to combat the challenges created by e-commerce and omni-channel distribution. Registration is open and complimentary to anyone interested in attending!


Program Announcement! The 2021 ISTA Asia Pacific Packaging Symposium will be held December 2nd in Jeon-ju, South Korea as a hybrid (online/in person) event. The Symposium is hosted by ISTA, Korea Conformity Lab (KCL), Jeon-ju University, organized by ISTA Asia Pacific Division and supported by Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, FOODPOLIS, KOPEA, LogisAll group, Korea Society of Packaging Science and Technology (KOPAST), GU (Lansmont Korea), and Yonsei University. Check out the program and register!




The ISTA European Division Board is pleased to announce it has organized the following webinars focused on transport packaging with the European market in mind. The webinars will be presented this November, December and January and are open and complimentary to anyone interested in attending!



The ISTA Educational Foundation (ISTAEF) is seeking nominations for the R. David LeButt Award. This prestigious award honors packaging professionals in recognition of their excellence and continuing education in transport packaging. The R. David LeButt Award was established in 1999 in the memory of Dave LeButt, who served as an ISTA officer and participated in, and realized, the importance of packaging education. Do you know someone who has made notable contributions to education in transport packaging? Nominate them below!
Nomination deadline is January 31, 2022. 



The ISTA European Packaging Symposium program is now available! Join us 1-3 March, 2022 in Berlin, Germany as we explore the future of effective package design. The program will provide insights on today's e-commerce and sustainability challenges and will offer new solutions to help shape the future of transport packaging. Registration is open!




ICYMI: The ISTA Pharma Committee recently hosted its annual Technical Exchange meetings. In the first session, the Pharma Committee provided an update to the industry on the committee’s latest activities and the second session was an open industry discussion about the latest industry trends and ISTA Standard 20 and 7E. The recordings are now available for viewing. Click below to view now!

LTL Hazard Data Collection Project
Submissions due December 6, 2021

We're now seeking bids on the following research project: LTL Hazard Data Collection. The objective of this research project is to measure, the hazards encountered by LTL (less than truckload) freight in their standard handling, transport and delivery environment not adequately covered, or supported by field data, in the existing ISTA 3B standard.


ISTA Certified Labs and Members offering Packaging Services: Increase your visibility and help your customers find you on one of the most visited pages of the ISTA website. Add your company logo to your listing that appears in ISTA’s Find a Lab and Packaging Related Services search tool. ($200 annual fee). 


Did you know our new website includes 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. Plus, if you can’t find an answer to your question, you can easily submit a ticket and we’ll get back to you.
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