ISTA® 6 Testing and Certification Services

Ensure Product Protection Through the Last Mile

In the marketplace, we help our customers WIN by providing GREAT SOLUTIONS and GREAT RELIABILITY.  We understand that it’s not just your products we are protecting, it’s also the reputation of your brand and the potential for future purchases.

Our in-house certified ISTA® (International Safe Transit Association) technicians can test and certify packages and fully-loaded pallets in our state-of-the-art ISTA 6 test lab to pre-determine if packages are optimally designed and if design modifications are needed.

Great Northern is also a member of Amazon’s APASS network (Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier Network).

ISTA 6 Test Lab Capabilities

The ISTA 6 tests expose packages to anticipated conditions and potential hazards that could be encountered throughout the supply chain and distribution channels. The ISTA 6 test protocols include:

  • Vibration Testing
  • Incline Testing
  • Material Handling
  • Free-fall Drop Testing
  • Compression Testing

Testing Procedures and Frequently Asked Questions

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


ISTA 6 Testing Lab


Compression Test


Material Handling Test


Incline Test


Vibration Test


Optimized Package Design


Custom Molded Pulp Product Protection


VBoard Edge Protection

Great Expectations

Great Expectations is more than a tagline, it is an attitude. At Great Northern, customer challenges are met by an undying spirit to doing what others can’t or won’t. It’s in our DNA. And it is what our customers have come to expect with Great Northern.

How can we exceed your expectations?