ISTA® 6 Testing And Certification Services

Ensure Product And Package Protection Through The Last Mile

In the e-commerce marketplace, it is not just your products you are protecting, it is also the reputation of your brand and the potential for future purchases. That is why PACKAGE INTEGRITY is so important through the last mile.

Great Northern’s certified ISTA® (International Safe Transit Association) test lab can pre-determine if your packages are optimally designed, and whether design modifications are needed. Pallet configurations are also tested to determine efficiency and prevent product damage.

  • Vibration
  • Inclines
  • Material Handling
  • Free-fall Drops
  • Compression test

Ensure Product And Package Protection Through The Last Mile

In the e-commerce marketplace, it is not just your products you are protecting, it is also the reputation of your brand and the potential for future purchases. That is why PACKAGE INTEGRITY is so important through the last mile.

Great Northern’s certified ISTA® (International Safe Transit Association) test lab can pre-determine if your packages are optimally designed, and whether design modifications are needed. Pallet configurations are also tested to determine efficiency and prevent product damage.

  • Vibration
  • Inclines
  • Material Handling
  • Free-fall Drops
  • Compression test

Ensure Product And Package Protection Through The Last Mile

In the e-commerce marketplace, it is not just your products you are protecting, it is also the reputation of your brand and the potential for future purchases. That is why PACKAGE INTEGRITY is so important through the last mile.

Great Northern’s certified ISTA® (International Safe Transit Association) test lab can pre-determine if your packages are optimally designed, and whether design modifications are needed. Pallet configurations are also tested to determine efficiency and prevent product damage.

  • Vibration
  • Inclines
  • Material Handling
  • Free-fall Drops
  • Compression test

ISTA 6 Test Lab / Amazon Frustration-free Capabilities

Great Northern’s ISTA 6 Test Lab exposes packages to potential conditions and hazards that could be encountered throughout the supply chain and delivery that include:

  • Vibration
  • Inclines
  • Material Handling
  • Free-fall Drops
  • Compression test

When additional product protection is needed, Great Northern – Fiber Interior Packaging can be used to fit heavy, large or irregular-shaped items. Made to tailor-fit the contours of your product, it provides additional cushion and eliminates shifting during shipping and handling.

Fiber Interior Packaging is also 100% recyclable and meets Amazon’s Certified Frustration-Free Packaging requirements.

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Types Of Package Testing

Great Northern’s ISTA 6 test laboratory and technicians are certified to conduct the following tests:

This test challenges the strength and robustness of the product and package combination. It is useful as a screening tool and benchmark to use over time.

This test challenges the strength and robustness of the product and package combination. It is useful as a screening tool and benchmark to use over time.

This test challenges the strength and robustness of the product and package combination. It is useful as a screening tool and benchmark to use over time.

ISTA® 6 Testing Procedures And Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about testing procedures and see frequently asked questions here.

Contact us at 920.212.4132 or ISTA@greatnortherncorp.com to learn more about an optimal package design and testing protocol for your product.

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How Our Custom Molded Fiber Packaging Works

Great Northern – Fiber Interior Packaging is an ideal solution for product packaging that was not designed for e-commerce.

Product is easily placed into the Fiber Interior Packaging insert and then inside a corrugate box.

Product is securely protected with Fiber Interior Packaging inserts on the top and bottom and is ready for shipment.

Great Northern – Fiber Interior Packaging is an ideal solution for product packaging that was not designed for e-commerce.

Our Approach To Sustainability

Great Northern feels a responsibility to help the world and people around us. We have the means to make a difference and we intend to take advantage of our position to help others and the environment.

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Materials

Our molded pulp is constructed from used corrugated and newsprint. All of these materials are 100% recyclable. Great Northern Fiber Interior Packaging is committed to helping its customers choose an environmentally friendly solution.

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Production

We have an internal focus centered on process improvement, with a commitment to invest in equipment and practices that reduce the amount of energy, natural resources and waste required to operate our businesses. Great Northern manufacturing facilities meet all applicable Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), state, and local environmental rules and regulations to minimize our impact to the air, soil and water.

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Distribution

Working with our internal logistics partner, the Great Northern team has successfully implemented several initiatives that have enabled us to improve our logistics through more efficient routing, better cube utilization of trailers and fewer empty hauls.

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Use

We design and engineer packaging solutions that utilize fewer materials, are produced with more eco-friendly processes, and ultimately reduce the impact our packaging has on the environment. Great Northern Fiber Interior Packaging is committed to this process to help improve outcomes on sustainability scorecards while having the potential for cost reduction.

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Product End Of Life

Once the product has been used for its intended purpose, all materials are 100% curbside recyclable. It’s our goal to ensure as much of the packaging is put back into the supply chain as possible.

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Access Our Full CSR Program

Learn more about our commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility and request to download the full version of our Corporate Responsibility Report:

Learn More About our CSR Program

Contact Great Northern For Molded Fiber Edge And Corner Protection

We carry an in-stock inventory of our standard product options, so they’re ready for fast shipment. Our team can also provide short lead times on custom protection solutions. Want to learn more about how we can help you? You can submit our contact form or call 920.212.4132 to talk to an expert today.

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