International Staple, Nail, and Tool Association

ISANTA is an international organization of premier power fastening companies involved in the design, manufacturing, and sales of pneumatic and cordless power tools and the fasteners they drive.

About Us

ISANTA's membership consists of industry-leading companies and includes a board of directors that works with staff to set, monitor, and assist in accomplishing the goals of the association.


ISANTA was formed in 1966 as the International Stapling and Nailing Technical Association when a small group of manufacturers, promoting the new and modern pneumatically driven power fastening systems, realized the need for common action and standards of practice, particularly in residential construction. In 1982, ISANTA became the International Staple, Nail, and Tool Association.

Since its founding, membership has increased to include greater representation across the industry. Our members are manufacturers of tools and/or fasteners, serving industries such as

  • residential and commercial construction
  • remodeling
  • manufactured housing
  • furniture
  • vehicles
  • pallets and containers

ISANTA has proudly demonstrated its ability to represent and promote the ever-expanding market opportunities in this innovative industry. The association is committed to maintaining its leadership role in working proactively with government entities, voluntary code bodies, and standards developers to effectively meet the needs of its members and the industries they serve.

Latest News


ISANTA contributes technical article to the August 2018 RCI Interface





Oman Fasteners Joins ISANTA

ISANTA welcomes Oman Fasteners as our newest member..  As a manufacturer of collated nails used in the construction industry, Oman Fasteners adds their name to the list of top companies that supply premium fasteners to the industries served by our membership.   Oman Fasteners is located in Port of Sohar, Sultanate of Oman with a US office in Atlanta, GA.

For additional information on Oman Fasteners, please visit their website  omanfasteners.com.


ESR-1539 Update

ISANTA is pleased to announce that ESR-1539 has been updated effective May 8, 2018.   The report now includes recognition with the 2018 IBC and IRC, the 2017 City of Los Angles Building Code, 2017 City of Los Angeles Residential Code, the 2017 Florida Building Code - Building and 2017 Florida Building Code - Residential.


ISANTA Welcomes Mid-Continent Steel and Wire

ISANTA is pleased to welcome Mid-Continent Steel and Wire as its newest member. Based in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, Mid-Continent supplies collated and bulk nails, staples and a variety of power fastening tools under the Magnum brand name.

Mid-Continent's goals are closely aligned with ISANTA's objective to lead efforts relative to the fastener and pneumatic fastener tool industries.  They are included in ESR-1539 and participate in the ISANTA Fastener and Tool Committees.

For additional information on Mid-Continent Steel and Wire, please visit www.magnumfasteners.com.