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

July 10, 2019

Welcome Geekay Wires Ltd to ISANTA

ISANTA is pleased to announce that Geekay Wires Ltd. has become a member. Geekay Wires is located in Hyderabad India and is a manufacture of collated and bulk nails. For additional information please visit their website:  www.geekaywires.com

April 26, 2019

Welcome Shanghai Yueda Nails Co. Ltd. to ISANTA

ISANTA welcomes Shanghai Yueda Nails as our newest member. Based in Shanghai, China, Shanghai Yueda is a manufacturer of bulk and collated nails, staples and other driven fasteners. For additional information, please visit:  www.yuedafastener.com


April 8, 2019

Karam Industria Limitada Joins ISANTA

ISANTA is pleased to welcome Karam Industria Limitada as our newest member. Based in Luanda, Angola, Karam Industries is a manufacturer of collated and bulk nails with sales offices in Markham, Ontario; Dubai and Luanda. For more information, please visit:  www.karamindustria.com


January 2, 2019

ASTM International has published a new standard F-3359-18, Standard Test Method for Determining Bending Yield Moment of Staples.


October 15, 2018

ISANTA announces changes in its Board of Directors

ISANTA welcomes to the Board of Directors

Matt Conner of Techtronic Industries for a 2 year term effective immediately

Steve Karaga of Oman Fasteners for a 2 year term effective immediately

Drew Sundholm of PrimeSource Building Products for a 4 year term effective immediately.


October 10, 2018

  Addressing California Proposition 65


September 20, 2018

RICOWI releases Hurricane IRMA Wind Investigation Report

The Roofing Industry Committee on Weather Issues, Inc. (RICOWI) was established as a non-profit organization to identify and address important technical issues related to the cause of wind damage.  As a sponsoring member of RICOWI, ISANTA is pleased to link the Hurricane IRMA Investigation Report from the September 18, 2017 landfall in southern Florida.


September 20, 2018

ISANTA addresses nail head pull-through for power tool driven nails

   click here for Technical Resources page