Industry Standards and Thought Leadership Partners

Alliance of Foam Packaging Recyclers (AFPR)

This organization is dedicated to bringing valuable information regarding the use of EPS. AFPR’s campaign, “Thinking Green, Acting Clean,” is helping to raise awareness for EPS sustainability.

American Society for Testing and Materials International (ASTM) 

ASTM International is one of the largest voluntary standards development organizations in the world-a trusted source for technical standards for materials, products, systems, and services. Known for their high technical quality and market relevancy, ASTM International standards have an important role in the information infrastructure that guides design, manufacturing and trade in the global economy.

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 

ISO is a non-governmental organization that forms a bridge between the public and private sectors. On the one hand, many of its member institutes are part of the governmental structure of their countries, or are mandated by their government. On the other hand, other members have their roots uniquely in the private sector, having been set up by national partnerships of industry associations

Internatioal Safe Transit Association (ISTA)

International Safe Transit Association is an organization focused on the specific concerns of transport packaging, and ISTA test procedures define how packages should perform to ensure protection of their contents. Use of ISTA test procedures reduces risks in the transport environment and increases confidence in the safe delivery of a tested packaged-product.

The Parenteral Drug Association (PDA)

The PDA is leading global provider of science, technology and regulatory information and education for the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical community. Founded in 1946 as a nonprofit organization, PDA is committed to developing scientifically sound, practical technical information and resources to advance science and regulation through the expertise of its more than 11,000 members worldwide.