ISTA Packaging Performance Testing

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Packaging Test Planning & Reporting for ISTA Standards

Transforming Packaging Performance with PackSight

The International Safe Transit Association (ISTA), is the most trusted, knowledgeable and respected authority in predictive package-performance testing in the world. 

ISTA has partnered with Specright to create PackSight. Built on top of Specright’s powerful Specification Data Management™ platform, PackSight enables packaging and supply chain professionals to select, collect and analyze ISTA tests online. For a deep-dive into PackSight, download the eBook today.

A.J. Gruber, President & CEO, ISTA

“Before PackSight, there was no method of capturing and sharing ISTA test reports online. With over hundreds of thousands of tests conducted annually, we realized that moving to a digital method would create efficiencies for its members.” A.J. Gruber, President & CEO, ISTA

What Our Users Say

PackSight goes step by step and reminds us of the exact parameters we need to go by and what goals the package must meet. Nothing slips through the cracks.
- Mark Beck, Concept Packaging
We love that you can add as many pictures as you want, it helps capture details that the raw test data doesn’t always portray.
- TJ Willis, Concept Packaging

Select, Collect and Analyze ISTA Packaging Protocols with PackSight

PackSight is transforming the way packaging testing is performed through a new online planning and reporting platform for ISTA test procedures. Labs can select, collect and analyze test reports within PackSight, creating efficiencies and visibility for stakeholders across the supply chain.


Selecting Test

Feel confident knowing the right test has been selected

collecting tests

Quickly and easily perform procedures once test is selected

analyzing tests

Auto-generate report based on inputs and documentation, all in one place

Select Test Paths

With PackSight, users can feel confident knowing they’ve selected the right test. Users simply enter basic package information and PackSight generates the right test path to perform. 

With the rise of more complicated and nuanced test procedures such as or 6-SAMSCLUB, PackSight takes the guesswork out of packaging testing and reduces the time it takes to complete tests. 

PackSight is transforming the way packaging testing is performed with a dynamic online platform allowing users to easily input packaging information, quickly select test protocols, and generate test paths in minutes. Users can start a new test or pick up where they left off with a test already in progress.

Collect Data

Once users select the right test, they can quickly and easily perform the procedures. Whether users are veteran testers or new to the process, they can select a step-by-step or short test plan to complete tests.

Given the variables across packaging labs setups, users can perform the tests in a variety of ways.

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Analyze Testing Trends

With thousands of ISTA tests completed each year, there is a wealth of data on packaging performance. Previously, labs and brands had little visibility into test trends or results over time. 

With PackSight, labs and brands can pull data on tests and look at historical trends. No more searching through personal file folders or shared drives. Because PackSight captures data in a consistent, structured manner, it’s easy to compare tests as apples-to-apples even if they’re performed by different people. Users can easily pull data and reports to answer questions such as: why is a certain product type always failing?

Auto-Generate Test Reports

One of the major benefits of PackSight automatic report generation, which previously took hours when done manually. 

With PackSight, users can auto-generate reports within the platform based on their inputs and documentation. Within minutes, users can have a PDF or digital version of their test, stored within PackSight for historical tracking and reporting. Test results can be easily accessed on the go, as long as the user has an internet connection.

Benefits of Digital Packaging Testing Protocols

Increase Speed with ISTA


PackSight allows you to move through test procedures without double checking ISTA protocols

Increasing Accuracy With ISTA Testing


PackSight guides you through procedures, preventing mistakes and ensuring ISTA standards compliance

Reporting with ISTA


PackSight lets you say goodbye to the hassle of manual test reporting. Run reports with the click of a button

Learn How PackSight Creates Efficiencies for Stakeholders Across the Supply Chain

As the leading industry developer of testing protocols and design standards that define how packages should perform. Rigorous testing ensures protection of a package’s contents during the ever changing risks of the global distribution environment. 

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Michigan State University

PackSight In Action: Michigan State University Case Study

With remote instruction becoming a reality over night, Michigan State University professor, Patrick McDavid, needed a solution to digitizing his packaging testing coursework. Enter ISTA PackSight, powered by Specright, one of the first the digital testing platforms. Learn how McDavid was able to deliver an educational experience closer to what students may face in industry, all on PackSight.

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