Protexic Brands Innovation & Solution Center Receives ISTA Certification

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Protexic Brands Announced the recently inaugurated Protexic Innovation and Solution Center has been certified by the International Safe Transit Association (ISTA).

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The newly certified testing operation will allow us to focus on the engineering of innovative and environmentally friendly designs, the reduction of material content and the overall cost of the final package.

Protexic Brands announced that the recently inaugurated Protexic Innovation and Solution Center has been certified by the International Safe Transit Association (ISTA).

The ISTA organization is the most trusted, knowledgeable and respected authority in package-performance testing, and has been recognized as the leading global authority in package performance testing standards for over 60 years.

“The Protexic Innovation and Solution Center was created to bring our customers valuable solutions for their packaging and specialty component needs,” said Bill Bucklew, Director of Engineering. “The newly certified testing operation will allow us to focus on the engineering of innovative and environmentally friendly designs, the reduction of material content and the overall cost of the final package” concluded Bucklew.

“At a time when creating a sustainable package validates a manufacturer’s sustainability efforts, an ISTA certification is proof that science —not guesswork— has been applied to ensure that a package can survive material handling and transportation stress,” said Scott Novak, Vice President of Marketing and New Business Development. “A package that fails in the transit environment is simply not sustainable,” concluded Novak.

Headquartered in Arlington Heights, Illinois, the Innovation & Solution Center is a 10,000 square foot state-of-the-art-laboratory, housing multiple CNC and foam profile machines and corrugated cutting tables that provide rapid prototyping samples for design iteration, testing and customer use. The center has an experienced team of engineers, dedicated R&D staff and an Engineering Services team. The newly ISTA certified testing facility performs random frequency vibration, impact, crush, drop and burst testing. Its testing capabilities also include data acquisition equipment and a high speed video camera that documents how the package performed during testing.

To learn more about Protexic Brands, please contact Scott Novak, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Protexic Brands at scott(dot)novak(at)tegrant(dot)com.

Protexic Brands is a strategic business unit of Tegrant Corporation. For additional information about Tegrant Corporation, please contact Greg Sipla, Corporate Vice President, Tegrant Corporation at greg(dot)sipla(at)tegrant(dot)com.

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