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Andersson, Christel: Milk Distribution in Emerging Markets 2011
$75.00 USD

Imagine the challenges facing companies providing packaging solutions for milk distribution in developing countries! This presentation will share some hard-earned experiences on what happens during distribution routes, and also how Tetra Pak has tried to adapt to the needs at the sales point.



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Tags: Emerging Markets
 
 
Andersson, Christel: Milk Distribution in Emerging Markets 2011
$75.00 USD

Imagine the challenges facing companies providing packaging solutions for milk distribution in developing countries! This presentation will share some hard-earned experiences on what happens during distribution routes, and also how Tetra Pak has tried to adapt to the needs at the sales point.



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Tags: Emerging Markets
 
 
Appleton, Don: Starting a New Package Engineering Team, 2012
$75.00 USD

While defining a new, non-packaging, role at Harris, significant cost savings opportunities in packaging were identified. Moreover, a need existed for the package engineering function to be introduced as a business process. This presentation covers the strategy executed, challenges faced, and benefits the division has realized from installing the first Package Engineering Team in the corporation.



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Tags: Case Study, People Management
 
 
Appleton, Don: Starting a New Package Engineering Team, 2012
$75.00 USD

While defining a new, non-packaging, role at Harris, significant cost savings opportunities in packaging were identified. Moreover, a need existed for the package engineering function to be introduced as a business process. This presentation covers the strategy executed, challenges faced, and benefits the division has realized from installing the first Package Engineering Team in the corporation.



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Tags: Case Study, People Management
 
 
Arcot, Chandrasekhar: The Virtualization of ISTA Testing, 2015
$75.00 USD

This paper outlines the approach and methodology of carrying out ISTA tests using simulation technologies . The breakthrough benefits of the technology application and modifying the work process to accommodate the technology are outlines in the presentation. The presentation draws heavily on our experiences with the automotive industry during simulation adaptation and growth phase, and it discusses the challenges and successes of reapplication of this experience into the packaging industry . The ISTA tests are standard test protocols across several product verticals and are essential steps in the work process and this presentation focuses on modeling of all nuances of these standard tests. The high fidelity of the simulation and the application of these results to enable early decision process which makes the proposition very compelling powerful and phenomenal. Takeaways: The presentation outlines the benefits of performing ISTA tests using simulation technologies to help evaluate secondary and pallet design for transit loads. The use of this technology in the early phases of new package development makes it a design enabler which is more compelling and powerful than use of technology for design evaluation.



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Tags: Computer Modeling, Packaging Optimization, Testing, Virtual Testing
 
 
Arcot, Chandrasekhar: The Virtualization of ISTA Testing, 2015
$75.00 USD

This presentation outlines the approach and methodology of carrying out ISTA tests using simulation technologies . The breakthrough benefits of the technology application and modifying the work process to accommodate the technology are outlines in the presentation. The presentation draws heavily on our experiences with the automotive industry during simulation adaptation and growth phase, and it discusses the challenges and successes of reapplication of this experience into the packaging industry . The ISTA tests are standard test protocols across several product verticals and are essential steps in the work process and this presentation focuses on modeling of all nuances of these standard tests. The high fidelity of the simulation and the application of these results to enable early decision process which makes the proposition very compelling powerful and phenomenal. Takeaways: The presentation outlines the benefits of performing ISTA tests using simulation technologies to help evaluate secondary and pallet design for transit loads. The use of this technology in the early phases of new package development makes it a design enabler which is more compelling and powerful than use of technology for design evaluation.



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Tags: Computer Modeling, Packaging Optimization, Testing, Virtual Testing
 
 
Armstrong, Bill & Root, Dale: The Leonardo Challenge: Dinosaur Road Trip
$75.00 USD

The chance of a lifetime. That’s what it was. The opportunity to develop a protective packaging solution for a 77 million year old mummified dinosaur called Leonardo, to ensure that the fossil could be transported from its home in Malta, Montana to NASA Houston to be scanned for remnants of internal organs within the amazingly complete torso of the petrified, mummified Brachylophosaurus Canadensis. Protecting this one-of-a-kind treasure presented a number challenges which led quickly to the recruitment of aknowledgeable and competent packaging team to work on the project, each focusing on their areas of expertise. Bill Kipp from ISTA and Dale Root from Lansmont were enlisted along with David Hagood, Amer Geirl and Jack Rickards from Sealed Air. This joint presentation will cover the background and history of the project along with the procedures applied to assess the fossil, measure the anticipated shipping environment, evaluate the candidate protective materials and then design and create an effective protective packaging system capable of safely transporting the world’s most complete articulated dinosaur 2,000 miles to its destination at NASA Houston. We’ll also explain how it got the name, Leonardo. Follow along as we monitor Leonardo the Dinosaur Mummy on the trek to the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. A picture’s worth a thousand words, and this project includes 272,731 images that have been integrated with GPS and instrument data streams to provide situational 



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Tags: Design
 
 
Armstrong, Bill & Root, Dale: The Leonardo Challenge: Dinosaur Road Trip
$75.00 USD

The chance of a lifetime. That’s what it was. The opportunity to develop a protective packaging solution for a 77 million year old mummified dinosaur called Leonardo, to ensure that the fossil could be transported from its home in Malta, Montana to NASA Houston to be scanned for remnants of internal organs within the amazingly complete torso of the petrified, mummified Brachylophosaurus Canadensis. Protecting this one-of-a-kind treasure presented a number challenges which led quickly to the recruitment of aknowledgeable and competent packaging team to work on the project, each focusing on their areas of expertise. Bill Kipp from ISTA and Dale Root from Lansmont were enlisted along with David Hagood, Amer Geirl and Jack Rickards from Sealed Air. This joint presentation will cover the background and history of the project along with the procedures applied to assess the fossil, measure the anticipated shipping environment, evaluate the candidate protective materials and then design and create an effective protective packaging system capable of safely transporting the world’s most complete articulated dinosaur 2,000 miles to its destination at NASA Houston. We’ll also explain how it got the name, Leonardo. Follow along as we monitor Leonardo the Dinosaur Mummy on the trek to the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. A picture’s worth a thousand words, and this project includes 272,731 images that have been integrated with GPS and instrument data streams to provide situational 



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Tags: Design
 
 
Armstrong, Bill: Overview of Applications of Testing to Procedures 3A and 3C, 2005
$75.00 USD

The introduction of ISTA Procedure 3C, and more recently, 3A have brought about what could be a significant trend in the design and testing of packages intended for distribution through "Parcel Delivery Systems". Compared to the requirements of the historical and traditional Procedure 1A alternative, these new protocols represent significant, and perhaps unrecognized, challenges for the designers of packages for shipment in these important delivery systems. This presentation will discuss some of the issues, particularly those which Sealed Air has encountered in their efforts in these areas over the past few years.



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Armstrong, William: Sustainability Issues in Distribution Packaging Operations
$75.00 USD

Sustainable Packaging within an organization should be viewed in the context of overall Sustainable Practices encompassing the entire business enterprise. For Distribution Packaging specifically, Sustainability should start with packaging performance objectives and then address more global issues such as materials, processes, metrics and standards. The selection of appropriate performance criteria then becomes crucial to the overall success of more holistic considerations of Enterprise Sustainability. This presentation will deal with both real-life examples and proposed processes for setting and working toward Sustainability objectives in Distribution Packaging operations.



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Tags: Sustainability
 
 
Armstrong, William: Sustainability Issues in Distribution Packaging Operations
$75.00 USD

Sustainable Packaging within an organization should be viewed in the context of overall Sustainable Practices encompassing the entire business enterprise. For Distribution Packaging specifically, Sustainability should start with packaging performance objectives and then address more global issues such as materials, processes, metrics and standards. The selection of appropriate performance criteria then becomes crucial to the overall success of more holistic considerations of Enterprise Sustainability. This presentation will deal with both real-life examples and proposed processes for setting and working toward Sustainability objectives in Distribution Packaging operations.



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Tags: Sustainability
 
 
Baker, Marilyn: New ISO Standard Development - Packaging and the Environment, 2011
$75.00 USD

The environmental impact of packaging is debated all over the world. Companies, consumers, environmental interest groups and regulatory authorities all have opinions and agendas on the subject. A global ISO (International Organization for Standardization) standard on Packaging and the Environment is currently being created by ISO/TC 122 SC4. This presentation will provide a brief on the current state of the standards development through six Working Groups



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Ballard, Lance: Designing Features to Attenuate Vibration in Cushions, 2012
$75.00 USD

Protecting product from possible drops during transportation is thought of more often than protecting from vibration which is inevitable. Features that attenuate vibration can be designed into cushioning material.



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Tags: Design, Electronics, Foam, Testing, Vibration
 
 
Ballard, Lance: Designing Features to Attenuate Vibration in Cushions, 2012
$75.00 USD

Protecting product from possible drops during transportation is thought of more often than protecting from vibration which is inevitable. Features that attenuate vibration can be designed into cushioning material.



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Tags: Design, Electronics, Foam, Testing, Vibration
 
 
Barlow, Arnold & Gruber, A.J.: Be Green, Save Green: Effective Ways to Enhance the Sustainability of a Transportation Supply Chain, 2010
$75.00 USD

As “Green” moves from fad to fact, stakeholders will increasingly demand that companies address sustainability in all aspects of their operations. Is the goal of maximizing profits at odds with the desire to minimize environmental impact? We will look at several factors in the transport packaging slice of the supply chain and show that sustainability and sound business practices can go hand in hand. Specific examples and case studies will suggest practical, actionable steps that any package shipper can apply.



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Tags: Supply Chain, Sustainability
 
 
Barlow, Arnold & Gruber, A.J.: Be Green, Save Green: Effective Ways to Enhance the Sustainability of a Transportation Supply Chain, 2010
$75.00 USD

As “Green” moves from fad to fact, stakeholders will increasingly demand that companies address sustainability in all aspects of their operations. Is the goal of maximizing profits at odds with the desire to minimize environmental impact? We will look at several factors in the transport packaging slice of the supply chain and show that sustainability and sound business practices can go hand in hand. Specific examples and case studies will suggest practical, actionable steps that any package shipper can apply.



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Tags: Supply Chain, Sustainability
 
 
Barlow, Arnold: How Sustainability is Transforming Logistics: A Carrier's Perspective and an Update on the ISTA Sustainability Solutions Division, 2014
$75.00 USD

As “Green” moves from fad to fact, stakeholders will increasingly demand that companies address sustainability in all aspects of their supply chain. Warehousing, transportation, and packaging choices all affect a company’s carbon impact. We will explore several factors related to logistics and show that sustainability and sound business practices go hand in hand. Brief examples and case studies will demonstrate practical, actionable steps that any company can apply.



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Tags: Carbon Footprint, Cube Optimization, Packaging Optimization, Parcel Delivery, Supply Chain
 
 
Batt, Greg & Paulin, Kendalyn: Statistical Analysis of the Stress-Energy Methodology Applied to Cushion Curve Determination, 2012
$75.00 USD

A Transport Packaging Forum paper on the comparison between the stress-energy method and ASTM D1596 was presented in 2010. Preliminary results indicated a strong correlation between actual and predicted acceleration levels. This work represents a continuation of this initial study. A unique approach was utilized to further this comparison in order to validate the stress-energy method as an alternative analysis methodology to that presented in ASTM D1596. Three different techniques are used to compare the analysis methods. This paper details the techniques used which involves regression analysis and the use of control limits to make direct comparison to cushion curves generated using ASTM D1596.



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Tags: Cushion Curves, Foam, Research, University Research
 
 
Batt, Greg & Paulin, Kendalyn: Statistical Analysis of the Stress-Energy Methodology Applied to Cushion Curve Determination, 2012
$75.00 USD

A Transport Packaging Forum paper on the comparison between the stress-energy method and ASTM D1596 was presented in 2010. Preliminary results indicated a strong correlation between actual and predicted acceleration levels. This work represents a continuation of this initial study. A unique approach was utilized to further this comparison in order to validate the stress-energy method as an alternative analysis methodology to that presented in ASTM D1596. Three different techniques are used to compare the analysis methods. This paper details the techniques used which involves regression analysis and the use of control limits to make direct comparison to cushion curves generated using ASTM D1596.



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Tags: Cushion Curves, Foam, Research, University Research
 
 
Batt, Greg: Dynamic Material Behavior Analysis of Expanded Polymer Cushion Foam, 2013
$75.00 USD

There are currently no industry - accepted techniques for the frequency analysis of expanded polymer cushion materials. Common approaches assume linear behavior, however these materials are nonlinear and viscoelastic. This presentation investigates the nonlinear and viscoelastic behavior of cushion materials and an experimental technique developed for capturing their complex frequency response.



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Tags: Cushion Curves, Foam, University Research
 
 
Batt, Greg: Dynamic Material Behavior Analysis of Expanded Polymer Cushion Foam, 2013
$75.00 USD

There are currently no industry - accepted techniques for the frequency analysis of expanded polymer cushion materials. Common approaches assume linear behavior, however these materials are nonlinear and viscoelastic. This presentation investigates the nonlinear and viscoelastic behavior of cushion materials and an experimental technique developed for capturing their complex frequency response.



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Tags: Cushion Curves, Foam, University Research
 
 
Batt, Greg: Use of Simultaneous Three Axis Vibration in Simulation of the Transport Environment, 2010
$75.00 USD

Current packaging industry standards specify single axis (vertical) vibration for transportation simulation; however transportation vehicles undergo vibration in both lateral and longitudinal axes as well. Although the vertical motion is overall more intense, the lateral and longitudinal motion is often equal in intensity or even higher than that of the vertical motion within particular frequency ranges. This presentation will discuss the use of simultaneous three axis vibration as compared to single axis vibration in the evaluation of individual packaged product response and the stability of a unit load



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Tags: Vibration
 
 
Batt, Greg: Use of Simultaneous Three Axis Vibration in Simulation of the Transport Environment, 2010
$75.00 USD

Current packaging industry standards specify single axis (vertical) vibration for transportation simulation; however transportation vehicles undergo vibration in both lateral and longitudinal axes as well. Although the vertical motion is overall more intense, the lateral and longitudinal motion is often equal in intensity or even higher than that of the vertical motion within particular frequency ranges. This presentation will discuss the use of simultaneous three axis vibration as compared to single axis vibration in the evaluation of individual packaged product response and the stability of a unit load



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Tags: Vibration
 
 
Batt, Gregory: Determining the Minimum Sample Size Using a Simplified Method for Determining Cushion Curves, 2007
$75.00 USD

This presentation addresses the question of what is the minimum number of samples that are statistically necessary to characterize the shock absorbing properties of closed-cell foams using a new method of cushion curve development. Cushion materials were evaluated, the data was statistically analyzed, and an optimum number of samples was determined.



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Tags: Cushion Curves
 
 
Batt, Gregory: Determining the Minimum Sample Size Using a Simplified Method for Determining Cushion Curves, 2007
$75.00 USD

This presentation addresses the question of what is the minimum number of samples that are statistically necessary to characterize the shock absorbing properties of closed-cell foams using a new method of cushion curve development. Cushion materials were evaluated, the data was statistically analyzed, and an optimum number of samples was determined.



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Tags: Cushion Curves
 
 
Bickerstaffe, Jane: Packaging, Politicians and Sustainability, 2009
$75.00 USD

Well designed packaging/product systems make a positive contribution to sustainable development but many politicians worldwide find packaging a convenient scapegoat because consumers/voters believe environmental taxes are "good" and packaging is "bad". Some regulations restrict companies' choice of packaging and have negative environmental impact. How should industry tackle this?



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Tags: Design, Sustainability
 
 
Bickerstaffe, Jane: Packaging, Politicians and Sustainability, 2009
$75.00 USD

Well designed packaging/product systems make a positive contribution to sustainable development but many politicians worldwide find packaging a convenient scapegoat because consumers/voters believe environmental taxes are "good" and packaging is "bad". Some regulations restrict companies' choice of packaging and have negative environmental impact. How should industry tackle this?



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Tags: Design, Sustainability
 
 
Bickerstaffe, Jane: What Businesses Need to Do to Use the Best Packaging for the Product, Consumers and the Environment, 2014
$75.00 USD

Packaging has always evolved to match changing economic, demographic and lifestyle trends. We need the widest possible range of materials and pack types to enable it to continue. However, today, the choice of packaging is in danger of being restricted by policies that favour one type of packaging over another and by misconceptions about its environmental impact. This talk will focus on what companies can do inform consumers and policymakers about the role of packaging.



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Tags: Food Packaging, Sustainability
 
 
Bisha, James: Correlation of the Elastic Properties of Stretch Film and Unit Load Containment, 2013
$75.00 USD

The most common unit load stabilizer is stretch film. The standard measure of film application effectiveness is containment force as described in ASTM D4649. Within certain guidelines, the final selection of the film and wrap patterns is still based on trial and error performance testing. A simple procedure that predicts containment force as a function of film properties and application method would help designers optimize unit load performance in supply chains. Various tensile properties of layered films were compared with two measures of containment force. It was determined that a tensile stiffness subsequent to non-linear relaxation was the best predictor of containment force. Various empirical models were evaluated. The effect of layering appears to be additive for many films. However, variations in material chemistry as well as poor control of pre-stretch at application, reduces the reliability of containment force predictions from physical characteristics of the film. This study points the research direction forward that will permit more reliable predictions of containment force from film properties and application methods.



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Tags: Stretch Film, University Research
 
 
Bisha, James: Correlation of the Elastic Properties of Stretch Film and Unit Load Containment, 2013
$75.00 USD

The most common unit load stabilizer is stretch film. The standard measure of film application effectiveness is containment force as described in ASTM D4649. Within certain guidelines, the final selection of the film and wrap patterns is still based on trial and error performance testing. A simple procedure that predicts containment force as a function of film properties and application method would help designers optimize unit load performance in supply chains. Various tensile properties of layered films were compared with two measures of containment force. It was determined that a tensile stiffness subsequent to non-linear relaxation was the best predictor of containment force. Various empirical models were evaluated. The effect of layering appears to be additive for many films. However, variations in material chemistry as well as poor control of pre-stretch at application, reduces the reliability of containment force predictions from physical characteristics of the film. This study points the research direction forward that will permit more reliable predictions of containment force from film properties and application methods.



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Tags: Stretch Film, University Research
 
 
Bix, Laura: New Frontiers in Usability Testing, 2008
$75.00 USD

Increasingly, packaging is being viewed not as an expense to be dealt with, but as an asset to be leveraged. When viewed in this way, effective package design becomes paramount. The aging of the population has also brought increased focus to the usability of packages. However, traditionally, scientific focus has heavily emphasized interactions between the product and the package, not consumers and packages. This presentation will highlight ongoing work at the MSU School of Packaging which is attempting to provide quantification to the interface between people and packages in order to create informed designs.



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Tags: Testing
 
 
Bix, Laura: New Frontiers in Usability Testing, 2008
$75.00 USD

Increasingly, packaging is being viewed not as an expense to be dealt with, but as an asset to be leveraged. When viewed in this way, effective package design becomes paramount. The aging of the population has also brought increased focus to the usability of packages. However, traditionally, scientific focus has heavily emphasized interactions between the product and the package, not consumers and packages. This presentation will highlight ongoing work at the MSU School of Packaging which is attempting to provide quantification to the interface between people and packages in order to create informed designs.



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Tags: Testing
 
 
Bryson, Michelle: E - Commerce In the Consumer Goods World - What Packaging Engineers Need to Know, 2015
$75.00 USD

E-commerce offers consumers a convenient means to purchase products from all over the world. This distribution system, while offering convenience to consumers, offers challenges to packaged-products and packaging engineers. Join this presentation to learn about the challenges & opportunities that PepsiCo and other CPG companies are facing with E-Commerce.



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Tags: Case Study, Consumer Packaged Goods, eCommerce, Food Packaging, ISTA Testing Procedures
 
 
Burcham, Dawn, ISTA 1A in the Manufacturing World, 2007
$75.00 USD

This presentation discusses how the Ridge Tool Company’s lab helps in a variety of ways from launching projects on time with little to no shipping damage, to educating employees on possible shipping damage, to assisting in over $500,000 in cost reductions since its opening.



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Tags: ISTA Testing Procedures
 
 
Burcham, Dawn, ISTA 1A in the Manufacturing World, 2007
$75.00 USD

This presentation discusses how the Ridge Tool Company’s lab helps in a variety of ways from launching projects on time with little to no shipping damage, to educating employees on possible shipping damage, to assisting in over $500,000 in cost reductions since its opening.



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Tags: ISTA Testing Procedures
 
 
Burcham, Dawn: Case Study: Packing and Shipping RapidGrip Wrenches, 2005
$75.00 USD

 This case study presents the difficulties of developing the packaging (shelf display and 1/4 pallet) for the new RapidGrip wrench and how they were overcome.



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Tags: Case Study
 
 
Burcham, Dawn: Case Study: Packing and Shipping RapidGrip Wrenches, 2005
$75.00 USD

 This case study presents the difficulties of developing the packaging (shelf display and 1/4 pallet) for the new RapidGrip wrench and how they were overcome.



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Tags: Case Study
 
 
Carlson, Dave: Performance Packaging: Meeting Supply Chain Requirements, 2009
$75.00 USD

This presentation will review the three recent publications by the FBA that provide packaging performance education to various segments of the packaging community. There will be an emphasis on the most advanced of the three publications; “Edge Crush Test: Application and Reference Guide for Combined Corrugated Board”. The “ECT Guide” is a tool to educate packaging engineers in understanding ECT and creating cost-effective packaging solutions to supply chain packaging problems.



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Tags: Corrugated, Supply Chain
 
 
Chonhenchob, Vanee & Kurniawan, M.: Measurement and Analysis of Vibration Levels in Small 2-wheel and 3-wheel delivery vehicles in SE Asia, 2014
$75.00 USD

The paper will show some of the newest data being collected for vibration levels in small delivery vehicles in the "last mile" of the delivery process. In SE Asian countries deliveries of products like printers, parcels, small furniture from store to consumer are done in these vehicles, and this data has normally not been part of North American or European packaging standards. The data has been collected in Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and Malaysia.



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Tags: Emerging Markets, Field Data Collection, Research, University Research, Vibration
 
 
Chonhenchob, Vanee & Kurniawan, M.: Measurement and Analysis of Vibration Levels in Small 2-wheel and 3-wheel delivery vehicles in SE Asia, 2014
$75.00 USD

The presentation will show some of the newest data being collected for vibration levels in small delivery vehicles in the "last mile" of the delivery process. In SE Asian countries deliveries of products like printers, parcels, small furniture from store to consumer are done in these vehicles, and this data has normally not been part of North American or European packaging standards. The data has been collected in Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and Malaysia.



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Tags: Emerging Markets, Field Data Collection, Research, University Research, Vibration
 
 
Church, Ed & Pelletier, William: ISTA Standards for Temperature-Controlled-Products, 2010
$75.00 USD

The results of ISTA’s Heat and Cold Profile Study of the 2nd Day parcel shipping environment within the United States, Thermal Laboratory Certification, and the development of a new Manual for qualifying cold chain packaging will be presented. The first part of this presentation will include a review of two studies, one in the summer and one in the winter, that were conducted to collect a large set of experimental data on the environmental conditions encountered during two-day shipments of pharmaceutical products throughout the United States. This data was then used to statistically build two general temperature profiles. A second portion of the presentation will outline the process by which thermal transport testing laboratories can become certified by ISTA. It will take you through the application process, how to prepare for audit/assessment for certification; ISTA's process and requirements; training; and reporting. The final segment of the presentation illustrates a new manual that ISTA developed to make the process easier for its cold chain member companies to follow as they qualify their cold chain packaging.



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Tags: ISTA Testing Procedures, Testing, Thermal Packaging
 
 
Church, Ed: Developing New Temperature Profiles for US Parcel Shipping Lanes
$75.00 USD

ISTA, in conjunction the Pharmaceutical Cold Chain Interest Group of the PDA, has written a protocol that will be used to record the ambient temperature and humidity data that outbound packages are exposed to during typical domestic shipments. This data will be used to create a composite profile tool that is representative of the typical conditions encountered by packages during both ground and air shipments. The profiles will be used to statistically create the exposure conditions for ISTA lab testing of transport packaging.



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Tags: ISTA Testing Procedures, Testing
 
 
Church, Ed: Developing New Temperature Profiles for US Parcel Shipping Lanes
$75.00 USD

ISTA, in conjunction the Pharmaceutical Cold Chain Interest Group of the PDA, has written a protocol that will be used to record the ambient temperature and humidity data that outbound packages are exposed to during typical domestic shipments. This data will be used to create a composite profile tool that is representative of the typical conditions encountered by packages during both ground and air shipments. The profiles will be used to statistically create the exposure conditions for ISTA lab testing of transport packaging.



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Tags: ISTA Testing Procedures, Test Development, Testing
 
 
Clarke, John, Pallets 102 - Pallets and Packaging, 2007
$75.00 USD

Pallets are our most common platform for unitizing, storing, and shipping products. Pallet design, quality, and performance affects packaging performance. This presentation discusses some of the interactions between packaging and pallets, and how pallet users can use these interactions to lower overall costs and reduce product damage.



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Tags: Design
 
 
Clarke, John, Pallets 102 - Pallets and Packaging, 2007
$75.00 USD

Pallets are our most common platform for unitizing, storing, and shipping products. Pallet design, quality, and performance affects packaging performance. This presentation discusses some of the interactions between packaging and pallets, and how pallet users can use these interactions to lower overall costs and reduce product damage.



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Tags: Design
 
 
Clarke, John: Pallets 103: Pallets and Material Handling Equipment , 2013
$75.00 USD

 Pallets, Packaging, and Material Handling Equipment are best designed as a System for Lower Cost Packaging Systems. This presentation reviews Pallet and Material Handling Equipment Interactions and how to improve Pallet Performance and Reduce Pallet Costs.



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Tags: Best Practices, Supply Chain, Unitized Loads
 
 
Clarke, John: Pallets 103: Pallets and Material Handling Equipment , 2013
$75.00 USD

Pallets, Packaging, and Material Handling Equipment are best designed as a System for Lower Cost Packaging Systems. This presentation reviews Pallet and Material Handling Equipment Interactions and how to improve Pallet Performance and Reduce Pallet Costs.



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Tags: Best Practices, Supply Chain, Unitized Loads
 
 
Clugston, Don: Learn How HP Uses Package Testing For R&D Product Development, 2009
$75.00 USD

 Using a special 26-drop test method, HP is able to guide product development through extensive drop testing, statistical analysis of drop test data, and determination of a field cost risk assessment.



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Tags: Testing
 
 
Clugston, Don: Learn How HP Uses Package Testing For R&D Product Development, 2009
$75.00 USD

 Using a special 26-drop test method, HP is able to guide product development through extensive drop testing, statistical analysis of drop test data, and determination of a field cost risk assessment.



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Tags: Testing
 
 
Colley, Dennis: Corrugated Packaging: A Sustainable Industry, 2014
$75.00 USD

The corrugated packaging industry is one of the most sustainable industries in the world. Dennis will discuss the tremendous environmental progress made in the U.S. over the past 10 years and highlight the advantages of corrugated.



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Tags: Corrugated, Recycling, Sustainability
 
 
Colonnese, Tim & Fisher, Eric: Substituting Cornstarch-based Foam for Polyethylene and Polystyrene Foam in Glass Packaging, 2009
$75.00 USD

 In 2006, Volvo North America integrated cornstarch-based protective packaging foam as a substitute for traditional fossil-fuel based foam for all their glass shipments. This presentation will discuss the process and the results over the past two years.



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Tags: Foam
 
 
Colonnese, Tim & Fisher, Eric: Substituting Cornstarch-based Foam for Polyethylene and Polystyrene Foam in Glass Packaging, 2009
$75.00 USD

 In 2006, Volvo North America integrated cornstarch-based protective packaging foam as a substitute for traditional fossil-fuel based foam for all their glass shipments. This presentation will discuss the process and the results over the past two years.



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Tags: Foam
 
 
Cowland, Ray, Developing ISTA Cold Chain Environmental Standards, 2007
$75.00 USD

Industry approved testing profiles have not been developed for the Cold Chain transportation environment. This presentation will describe how to develop heat and cold testing profiles to meet your qualification needs.



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Cowland, Ray, Developing ISTA Cold Chain Environmental Standards, 2007
$75.00 USD

Industry approved testing profiles have not been developed for the Cold Chain transportation environment. This presentation will describe how to develop heat and cold testing profiles to meet your qualification needs.



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Tags: Testing
 
 
Crandall, Ryan: Distribution Discrepancies, How is our Product Traveling?, 2015
$75.00 USD

BD Diagnostic Systems’ reagent portfolio is largely liquid and prepared plated media for diagnosing infectious diseases. These products are distributed globally, and thus must withstand many transportation modes. Package performance test results and data gathered from international customers, distribution channels and project testing will be presented for both liquid and plated media. Takeaways: Results from ISTA 1A, 3A and ASTM test methods will be reviewed and contrasted to international customer feedback. Results of personnel interviews, recorded time and temperature data will be presented uncovering some of the disparity between the “envisioned” and “actual” distribution network that BD products experience during shipment.



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Tags: Case Study, Closures, Combined Environments, Leakage, Testing, Thermal Packaging, Vibration
 
 
Crawford, Alan, Accelerated Distribution Environment Qualification of a New Liquid Nutritional Package, 2007
$75.00 USD

A case history of the accelerated distribution environment qualification of a new plastic bottle and its secondary packaging. The new package was developed for low acid shelf stable liquid nutritional products as a replacement for the existing steel can. One of the challenges was to evaluate the performance potential of the new package under distribution environment stress. The evaluation method needed to provide both speed to market and minimum risk of package



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Crawford, Alan: Field Data Recording - Discovering What the Standard PSD's Don't Tell You, 2010
$75.00 USD

Standard PSD's do not include discrete vibration events that may be a source of damage to your product. By using field data recorders, you can discover and characterize these events so they may be simulated in the laboratory. Data from domestic truck and international ocean container shipments will be used to illustrate.



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Tags: Field Data Analysis, Field Data Collection
 
 
Crawford, Alan: Field Data Recording - Discovering What the Standard PSD's Don't Tell You, 2010
$75.00 USD

Standard PSD's do not include discrete vibration events that may be a source of damage to your product. By using field data recorders, you can discover and characterize these events so they may be simulated in the laboratory. Data from domestic truck and international ocean container shipments will be used to illustrate.



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Tags: Field Data Analysis, Field Data Collection
 
 
Crespo, Jay & Russell, Paul: Cold Chain Design - What is Needed, 2009
$75.00 USD

Newcomers to Cold Chain Distribution (shipping products cold) may be surprised that more “standardized” information is not available in the public domain. The intent of this paper is to identify areas of research which would benefit the industry and motivate companies to share their research and findings to benefit the industry. It is believed that once this key information is available and considered a foundational base, packaging suppliers and companies will then be able to develop more effective standardized packaging solutions for cold chain distribution, reducing financial and environmental impacts. It is not the intent of this paper to address qualification protocol, procedures, or processes needed to meet government regulations such as required in the pharmaceutical industry.



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Tags: Research, Testing
 
 
Crespo, Jay & Russell, Paul: Cold Chain Design - What is Needed, 2009
$75.00 USD

Newcomers to Cold Chain Distribution (shipping products cold) may be surprised that more “standardized” information is not available in the public domain. The intent of this paper is to identify areas of research which would benefit the industry and motivate companies to share their research and findings to benefit the industry. It is believed that once this key information is available and considered a foundational base, packaging suppliers and companies will then be able to develop more effective standardized packaging solutions for cold chain distribution, reducing financial and environmental impacts. It is not the intent of this paper to address qualification protocol, procedures, or processes needed to meet government regulations such as required in the pharmaceutical industry.



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Tags: Research, Testing
 
 
Dasher, Jordan: Philadelphia Brick Retail Ready Pack, 2012
$75.00 USD

Corrugated shipper conversion to a Retail Ready Package for material reduction, sustainability and retailer labor savings for Philadelphia’s 8oz Brick Cream Cheese. Technical project hurdles included optimization of corrugated perforation design for compression strength and easy opening; as well as, designing for corrugated and folding carton abrasion, adhesive and ink formulation development, and adherence to ISTA 6-SAMSCLUB Distribution Testing.



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Tags: Case Study, Consumer Packaged Goods, Design, ISTA Testing Procedures, Testing
 
 
Dasher, Jordan: Philadelphia Brick Retail Ready Pack, 2012
$75.00 USD

Corrugated shipper conversion to a Retail Ready Package for material reduction, sustainability and retailer labor savings for Philadelphia’s 8oz Brick Cream Cheese. Technical project hurdles included optimization of corrugated perforation design for compression strength and easy opening; as well as, designing for corrugated and folding carton abrasion, adhesive and ink formulation development, and adherence to ISTA 6-SAMSCLUB Distribution Testing.



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Tags: Case Study, Consumer Packaged Goods, Design, ISTA Testing Procedures, Testing
 
 
Daum, Matt: Packaging Anti - Counterfeit: Securing Products For Distribution, 2013
$75.00 USD

 Packaging plays a vital role for product protection. Packaging can also provide product security during distribution. Learn how HP uses Mobile Authentication as part of their Anti-Counterfeit program to secure products throughout the distribution network, and give customers confidence they are purchasing genuine products.



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Tags: Consumer Packaged Goods, Counterfeiting
 
 
Daum, Matt: Predicting Supply Chain Cost From Product Size and Weight, 2012
$75.00 USD

This presentation will demonstrate a practical way to develop an estimate of supply chain costs based on product size and weight, and how the cost estimates can be used to influence decisions about product design and packaging.



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Tags: Electronics, Supply Chain
 
 
Daum, Matt: Predicting Supply Chain Cost From Product Size and Weight, 2012
$75.00 USD

This presentation will demonstrate a practical way to develop an estimate of supply chain costs based on product size and weight, and how the cost estimates can be used to influence decisions about product design and packaging.



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Tags: Electronics, Supply Chain
 
 
Daum, Matt: Stress-Energy vs. ASTM D1596, 2011
$75.00 USD

In recent years a simplified method for generating cushion curves, called stress-energy, has been presented as an alternative to ASTM D1596. This presentation will summarize several data sets and compare results between the cushion curves generated by the stress-energy method and the traditional ASTM D1596 procedure.



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Daum, Matt: Stress-Energy vs. ASTM D1596, 2011
$75.00 USD

In recent years a simplified method for generating cushion curves, called stress-energy, has been presented as an alternative to ASTM D1596. This presentation will summarize several data sets and compare results between the cushion curves generated by the stress-energy method and the traditional ASTM D1596 procedure.



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Daum, Matt: The Internet of Things: New Technologies that Make Your Packaging Come Alive, 2015
$75.00 USD

New technologies are creating opportunities for packaging to be more than just product protection. Packaging can now be part of The Internet of Things, a primary vehicle for gaining deep customer insight and creating new user experiences. What if your packaging artwork came alive when viewed with a smartphone (augmented reality)? What if you could print unique graphics on every package(digital print)? What if your package could be tracked through distribution, and was the key enabler for understanding customer usage of your product? All three of these are possible. Learn how HP is making packaging part of the Internet of Things, and creating new user experiences and new revenue opportunities.



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Tags: Electronics, Trends
 
 
Daum, Matt: The Internet of Things: New Technologies that Make Your Packaging Come Alive, 2015
$75.00 USD

New technologies are creating opportunities for packaging to be more than just product protection. Packaging can now be part of The Internet of Things, a primary vehicle for gaining deep customer insight and creating new user experiences. What if your packaging artwork came alive when viewed with a smartphone (augmented reality)? What if you could print unique graphics on every package(digital print)? What if your package could be tracked through distribution, and was the key enabler for understanding customer usage of your product? All three of these are possible. Learn how HP is making packaging part of the Internet of Things, and creating new user experiences and new revenue opportunities.



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Tags: Electronics, Trends
 
 
Daum, Matt: The Link Between Shock Pulse Filtering, Product Protection, and Packaging Costs, 2014
$75.00 USD

Are you overpacking and spending more on logistics and packaging materials than necessary? Learn how filtering drop test shock pulses affects test results and packaging costs. This presentation will present recent lab data demonstrating how drop test shock pulse filtering influences packaging and logistics costs. A few key best practices for filtering shock pulses will be shared that will keep your costs down and your product protected.



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Tags: Cushion Curves, Shock
 
 
Daum, Matt: The Link Between Shock Pulse Filtering, Product Protection, and Packaging Costs, 2014
$75.00 USD

Are you overpacking and spending more on logistics and packaging materials than necessary? Learn how filtering drop test shock pulses affects test results and packaging costs. This presentation will present recent lab data demonstrating how drop test shock pulse filtering influences packaging and logistics costs. A few key best practices for filtering shock pulses will be shared that will keep your costs down and your product protected.



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Tags: Cushion Curves, Shock
 
 
Daum, Matthew: Cushion Curves for Corrugated Board, 2010
$75.00 USD

This presentation will explain the theory behind generating cushion curves for corrugated board, along with an overview of past research results, and preliminary results from recent research.



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Tags: Corrugated, Cushion Curves
 
 
Daum, Matthew: Cushion Curves for Corrugated Board, 2010
$75.00 USD

This presentation will explain the theory behind generating cushion curves for corrugated board, along with an overview of past research results, and preliminary results from recent research.



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Tags: Corrugated, Cushion Curves
 
 
Daum, Matthew: Engineering Analysis for Tricky Problems, 2009
$75.00 USD

What is an engineer to do when traditional problem solving techniques aren’t fixing the problem? This is a case study involving performance issues of corrugated boxes shipped from Asia. What started out as a seemingly straightforward issue quickly became a vexing problem unsolved by traditional packaging analysis. Learn about the approach HP engineers took to solve the issue, and the questions it raises about our understanding of corrugated box performance.



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Tags: Case Study, Corrugated
 
 
Daum, Matthew: Engineering Analysis for Tricky Problems, 2009
$75.00 USD

What is an engineer to do when traditional problem solving techniques aren’t fixing the problem? This is a case study involving performance issues of corrugated boxes shipped from Asia. What started out as a seemingly straightforward issue quickly became a vexing problem unsolved by traditional packaging analysis. Learn about the approach HP engineers took to solve the issue, and the questions it raises about our understanding of corrugated box performance.



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Tags: Case Study, Corrugated
 
 
Daum, Matthew: Managing a Packaging Engineering Team: Tips, Tools and Tradeoffs, Part 2
$75.00 USD

Following up from 2007, this presentation will focus on additional ideas, tools, and best practices developed and used by the HP LaserJet Packaging group, as well as ideas on how to put together a compelling business case for the value of a packaging team to your organization.



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Tags: People Management
 
 
Daum, Matthew: Managing a Packaging Engineering Team: Tips, Tools and Tradeoffs, Part 2
$75.00 USD

Following up from 2007, this presentation will focus on additional ideas, tools, and best practices developed and used by the HP LaserJet Packaging group, as well as ideas on how to put together a compelling business case for the value of a packaging team to your organization.



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Tags: People Management
 
 
Dempsey, Donna: Best Practices and Policies to Help Increase the Recovery and Recycling of Used Packaging, 2014
$75.00 USD

What are the most effective and efficient strategies currently in place for recovering used packaging and addressing the financial challenges of collecting, sorting and transportation. Also what best practices have the 100 largest cities in the US adopted to move the needle on recycling.



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Tags: Best Practices, eCommerce, Recycling, Sustainability
 
 
Derifield, Rod: R-Value: Sustainability through Design, 2008
$75.00 USD

 Leading organizations are embracing sustainable design practices not only because they are good for the environment, but also because they are good business. Today, the concepts of sustainability are being integrated into business models and product strategies across the board. Cradle-to-Cradle programs are an example of the application of sustainable design to real-world business practices. Programs like these represent a fundamental shift away from the ‘damage-minimization’ and ‘damage-management strategies’ of the recent past and takes ‘Green’ to the next level, a level where it makes sense to business and the environment so it might actually work. This presentation will present a case study on the reasons and rationale for an innovative new R-Value program which demonstrates how a cradle-to-cradle program can be implemented quickly and successfully through the application of logic, the spirit of partnership, and a little ingenuity.



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Tags: Design, Sustainability
 
 
Devitt, Alan: Board Combination Optimization Made Easy, 2014
$75.00 USD

This presentation will show the process that is used to produce manufactured samples without producing a full production run for test samples. This process is used when you want to be able to test a different board combination than what you are currently using in the design. The benefit of this process of gathering samples for testing is that you will be able to test and compare two sets of manufactured samples.



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Tags: Case Study, Corrugated, Sustainability
 
 
Devitt, Alan: Board Combination Optimization Made Easy, 2014
$75.00 USD

This presentation will show the process that is used to produce manufactured samples without producing a full production run for test samples. This process is used when you want to be able to test a different board combination than what you are currently using in the design. The benefit of this process of gathering samples for testing is that you will be able to test and compare two sets of manufactured samples.



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Tags: Case Study, Corrugated, Sustainability
 
 
Dull, Larry: Creating and Executing a Master Test Plan, 2012
$75.00 USD

Creating and executing a Master Test Plan is a crucial component of "Responsible Packaging by Design", a new guidance document and procedure recently released by ISTA. This presentation will illustrate the importance of packaged product performance testing when designing responsible packaging, the Master Test Plan's place in the process, the various steps in assembling and executing the Master Test Plan and the test laboratory's roles and responsibilities.



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Tags: Design, Sustainability
 
 
Dull, Larry: Responsible Packaging Design, 201
$75.00 USD

The International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) has created a standard to provide packaging professionals with a detailed approach to package design that will have a direct impact on reducing product damage and improving the environmental performance of the packaging value chain. The design protocol will provide a logical, sequential, step-by-step process for creating a package that meets the objectives of sustainability. It is intended to be "LCA and LCT driven" and assesses the packaging in the context of the product and its functional role which includes all three packaging levels: Primary or consumer unit packaging, secondary or merchandising unit packaging, and tertiary or transport packaging



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Tags: Design
 
 
Dunno, Kyle: Analysis of In-flight Aircraft Vibration, 2009
$75.00 USD

This presentation will discuss the research performed in order to characterize and analyze in-flight aircraft vibration of a turbo propeller (feeder) aircraft. Methods of collection and results will be presented to better understand the cargo environment of feeder aircraft as they transport packaged products.



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Tags: Air Freight, Vibration
 
 
Dunno, Kyle: Analysis of In-flight Aircraft Vibration, 2009
$75.00 USD

This presentation will discuss the research performed in order to characterize and analyze in-flight aircraft vibration of a turbo propeller (feeder) aircraft. Methods of collection and results will be presented to better understand the cargo environment of feeder aircraft as they transport packaged products.



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Tags: Air Freight, Vibration
 
 
Dunno, Kyle: Experimental Comparison of Vibration Simulation Techniques, 2013
$75.00 USD

Over the past several years, various vehicle vibration analysis techniques have been proposed. This presentation discusses the discoveries made when an independent lab utilized these methods in the simulation of vertical vibration. Data was collected, analyzed, and used to simulate the vibration input to refrigerators during transportation.



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Tags: Case Study, Field Data Analysis, Field Data Collection, Vibration
 
 
Dunno, Kyle: Experimental Comparison of Vibration Simulation Techniques, 2013
$75.00 USD

Over the past several years, various vehicle vibration analysis techniques have been proposed. This presentation discusses the discoveries made when an independent lab utilized these methods in the simulation of vertical vibration. Data was collected, analyzed, and used to simulate the vibration input to refrigerators during transportation.



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Tags: Case Study, Field Data Analysis, Field Data Collection, Vibration
 
 
Dunno, Kyle: Measurement and Analysis of Vehicle Vibration for Bottled Water Delivery Trucks, 2012
$75.00 USD

This presentation will discuss the research performed in order to characterize and analyze vibration of bottled water delivery vehicles. Methods of collection and results will be presented. These results will aid in the development of testing profiles and practices for this environment.



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Tags: Field Data Analysis, Field Data Collection, Research, University Research, Vibration
 
 
Dunno, Kyle: Measurement and Analysis of Vehicle Vibration for Bottled Water Delivery Trucks, 2012
$75.00 USD

This presentation will discuss the research performed in order to characterize and analyze vibration of bottled water delivery vehicles. Methods of collection and results will be presented. These results will aid in the development of testing profiles and practices for this environment.



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Tags: Field Data Analysis, Field Data Collection, Research, University Research, Vibration
 
 
Dunno, Kyle: Techniques for Reducing the Time of Laboratory Vibration Simulation, 2014
$75.00 USD

 Further analysis of vehicle vibration techniques is examined in this continued presentation from the ISTA TransPack Forum 2013. This presentation examines the findings when additional packaged products are subjected to different techniques of vertical vibration simulation. Over the road vehicle vibration data was collected, analyzed, and used to simulate the vibration input to packaged products during transportation. Results will compare the findings of the different vibration techniques. Correlation of test results will also be compared to field samples. Additionally, the presentation will also explore the opportunity of reduced test time without compromising the actual field data collected. Different methods for reducing test time will be explored and compared to field samples. Results and discoveries of this trial will be introduced.



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Tags: Research, University Research, Vibration
 
 
Dunno, Kyle: Techniques for Reducing the Time of Laboratory Vibration Simulation, 2014
$75.00 USD

Further analysis of vehicle vibration techniques is examined in this continued presentation from the ISTA TransPack Forum 2013. This presentation examines the findings when additional packaged products are subjected to different techniques of vertical vibration simulation. Over the road vehicle vibration data was collected, analyzed, and used to simulate the vibration input to packaged products during transportation. Results will compare the findings of the different vibration techniques. Correlation of test results will also be compared to field samples. Additionally, the presentation will also explore the opportunity of reduced test time without compromising the actual field data collected. Different methods for reducing test time will be explored and compared to field samples. Results and discoveries of this trial will be introduced.



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Tags: Research, University Research, Vibration
 
 
Elkins, Susie: Ergonomics and Manual Material Handling, 2015
$75.00 USD

This presentation provides an introduction to Ergonomics and Manual Material Handling. As members of ISTA and the packaging community, we are in a unique position to help improve ergonomics as it relates to handling products, packages, and unit loads. Takeaways: A better understanding of how to recognize high-risk manual material handling work tasks and choose effective options for reducing their physical demands, increasing general safety and health aspects of work environments, and increasing productivity.



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Tags: Carrier Handling, Ergonomics
 
 
Elkins, Susie: Ergonomics and Manual Material Handling, 2015
$75.00 USD

This presentation provides an introduction to Ergonomics and Manual Material Handling. As members of ISTA and the packaging community, we are in a unique position to help improve ergonomics as it relates to handling products, packages, and unit loads. Takeaways: A better understanding of how to recognize high-risk manual material handling work tasks and choose effective options for reducing their physical demands, increasing general safety and health aspects of work environments, and increasing productivity.



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Tags: Carrier Handling, Ergonomics
 
 
Emond, Jean-Pierre: How Temperature Monitoring Differs in the Food and Pharmaceutical Industry, 2013
$75.00 USD

Temperature monitoring challenges in food industry. Temperature monitoring challenges in pharmaceutical industry. How crucial are temperature excursions in daily decision making for the food and pharmaceutical industries.



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Tags: Air Freight, Field Data Analysis, Field Data Collection, Food Packaging, Pharma, Thermal Packaging
 
 
Farkas, Iidiko: How Cost Reduction is Supported by Choosing the Right Testing Method, 2015
$75.00 USD

This presentation aims to present why a smart re-design of an existing packaging solution needs to be matched with the right choice of test method(s) to achieve a successful implementation where the ultimate goals of both field performance and cost reduction is fulfilled within an optimal time frame. Takeaways: If we truly look at the packaging as a system consisting of a product and different packaging components it is easier to match creative re-design ideas with appropriate test methods. This will contribute to the reduction of development time and cost and guarantee a successful implementation of a cost take-out project.



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Tags: Case Study, Computer Modeling, Design, Packaging Optimization, Testing
 
 
Farkas, Iidiko: How Cost Reduction is Supported by Choosing the Right Testing Method, 2015
$75.00 USD

This presentation aims to present why a smart re-design of an existing packaging solution needs to be matched with the right choice of test method(s) to achieve a successful implementation where the ultimate goals of both field performance and cost reduction is fulfilled within an optimal time frame. Takeaways: If we truly look at the packaging as a system consisting of a product and different packaging components it is easier to match creative re-design ideas with appropriate test methods. This will contribute to the reduction of development time and cost and guarantee a successful implementation of a cost take-out project.



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Tags: Case Study, Computer Modeling, Design, Packaging Optimization, Testing
 
 
Fernandez, Manuel: Supply Chain Environment, What's Really Going On, 2009
$75.00 USD

 What is happening within the Supply Chain from the Producer all the way to the Retailer. How some large companies often underestimate packaging; they do not believe in the advantages that a well designed and, of course, tested packaging can offer. The only thing that matters to them are the costs, and not the product and packaging integrity. Many times they do not realize the contribution that good packaging can make to overall system cost savings. Once they realize that, the opportunities begin to grow for us, the packaging people. This presentation will show how that trend is starting to change.



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Tags: Supply Chain
 
 
Fernandez, Manuel: Supply Chain Environment, What's Really Going On, 2009
$75.00 USD

 What is happening within the Supply Chain from the Producer all the way to the Retailer. How some large companies often underestimate packaging; they do not believe in the advantages that a well designed and, of course, tested packaging can offer. The only thing that matters to them are the costs, and not the product and packaging integrity. Many times they do not realize the contribution that good packaging can make to overall system cost savings. Once they realize that, the opportunities begin to grow for us, the packaging people. This presentation will show how that trend is starting to change.



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Tags: Supply Chain
 
 
Filson, Dave: A New Way to Test a Unitized Load for Rough Handling, 2009
$75.00 USD

Of the several pre-shipment packaging tests we perform to qualify a full Unitized Load (UL) ASTM D 6179, Rotational Edge Drop - Test Method A or Test Method C depending on the weight of the UL, is one of the more subjective tests. However, these tests are the most important. If the UL fails this test the rest of the sequence tests are aborted because if the load can’t be moved successfully it is too unstable for the continued testing of shipping and warehousing capability. Those of you who have practiced these test methods are all too aware of the potentials of trashing the wooden pallet, not to mention the load, and the associated ergonomic/safety issues one is exposed to during the testing. To that end we have designed and developed a new testing apparatus for practicing these test methods.



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Tags: Unitized Loads
 
 
Filson, Dave: A New Way to Test a Unitized Load for Rough Handling, 2009
$75.00 USD

Of the several pre-shipment packaging tests we perform to qualify a full Unitized Load (UL) ASTM D 6179, Rotational Edge Drop - Test Method A or Test Method C depending on the weight of the UL, is one of the more subjective tests. However, these tests are the most important. If the UL fails this test the rest of the sequence tests are aborted because if the load can’t be moved successfully it is too unstable for the continued testing of shipping and warehousing capability. Those of you who have practiced these test methods are all too aware of the potentials of trashing the wooden pallet, not to mention the load, and the associated ergonomic/safety issues one is exposed to during the testing. To that end we have designed and developed a new testing apparatus for practicing these test methods.



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Tags: Unitized Loads
 
 
Filson, Dave: Clorox Packaging and Testing Challenges in Large Volume Shipping, 2005
$75.00 USD

Until just a few years ago practically all of Clorox products were shipped by "brown box", i.e. corrugated cases mostly undecorated. Challenges have confronted us for the past few years with the onset of "warehouse club" unitized load (UL) retail business both in the construction and the handling, shipping and warehousing of this style of selling goods.



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Fornasiero, Greg: Adapting to the Re-configuration of the Retail Supply Chain, 2015
$75.00 USD

Many of the major retailers today must sell through both retail outlets and online channels to remain competitive and relevant. This change in the delivery process is transforming retail supply chains from a unitized bulk storage operation to a single package environment. However, in the current transition state, retailers are challenged with managing the balance between cost and performance. The task of package design and test requirements becomes more challenging when products are established in a “Brick and Mortar” retail business, and begin to rapidly gain sales in the online environment. Takeaways: Understand the difficulty of designing universal packaging and to explore options for finding the appropriate balance between the right “retail” package and the right “E-Commerce” package. Explain different ways, data, testing and research can help strike the right balance for the design approach.



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Tags: Retail, Supply Chain
 
 
Fornasiero, Greg: Adapting to the Re-configuration of the Retail Supply Chain, 2015
$75.00 USD

Many of the major retailers today must sell through both retail outlets and online channels to remain competitive and relevant. This change in the delivery process is transforming retail supply chains from a unitized bulk storage operation to a single package environment. However, in the current transition state, retailers are challenged with managing the balance between cost and performance. The task of package design and test requirements becomes more challenging when products are established in a “Brick and Mortar” retail business, and begin to rapidly gain sales in the online environment. Takeaways: Understand the difficulty of designing universal packaging and to explore options for finding the appropriate balance between the right “retail” package and the right “E-Commerce” package. Explain different ways, data, testing and research can help strike the right balance for the design approach.



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Tags: Retail, Supply Chain
 
 
Fung, Richard: The Syncretization Between Environment Protection and Today's Technology, 2014
$75.00 USD

The presentation covers two case studies involving packaging solutions. Both case studies will involve a new design with the objective of creating a greener package while minimizing the total cost. The first case will show the process of an LCD monitor package redesign because the original package contained too much volume, the corrugated box and EPS Foam was not environmental, creating a large amount of “white pollution” and the size of the box is consuming too much space during storing and shipping, increasing the carbon footprint. Corrugated packaging cushion is used to replace the EPS Foam Cushion and testing is done to validate the new design. The second case covers package re-design of a LCD panel. Considering the recycling and reuse of the package, recyclable packaging has replaced the one time use package. The new standardized packaging design is able to store and transport LCD panels from one place to another and both the inner and outer packaging can be reused multiple times. Lastly, the new paper pallet will be introduced. This is a revolutionary design which allows automation and providing over 1000 kg force of vertical compression strength. Overall, the presentation analyzes the core elements of package design, testing, and performance.



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Tags: Design, Electronics, Sustainability, Testing
 
 
Fung, Richard: The Syncretization Between Environment Protection and Today's Technology, 2014
$75.00 USD

The presentation covers two case studies involving packaging solutions. Both case studies will involve a new design with the objective of creating a greener package while minimizing the total cost. The first case will show the process of an LCD monitor package redesign because the original package contained too much volume, the corrugated box and EPS Foam was not environmental, creating a large amount of “white pollution” and the size of the box is consuming too much space during storing and shipping, increasing the carbon footprint. Corrugated packaging cushion is used to replace the EPS Foam Cushion and testing is done to validate the new design. The second case covers package re-design of a LCD panel. Considering the recycling and reuse of the package, recyclable packaging has replaced the one time use package. The new standardized packaging design is able to store and transport LCD panels from one place to another and both the inner and outer packaging can be reused multiple times. Lastly, the new paper pallet will be introduced. This is a revolutionary design which allows automation and providing over 1000 kg force of vertical compression strength. Overall, the presentation analyzes the core elements of package design, testing, and performance.



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Tags: Design, Electronics, Sustainability, Testing
 
 
Ge, Changfeng: A Comparison Study in Cushion Curves Between a Flat Cushion and a Corner Cushion, 2013
$75.00 USD

The cushion curve is a widely used tool to determine cushion dimensions for protective packaging. The cushion bearing area and thickness derived from cushion curves apply only to a flat cushion as specimens used to develop the cushion curves are flat foam samples. However, most cushion structures in packaging are end cap cushions, edge cushions or corner cushions. This study attempts to find the difference in cushion curves between a flat cushions and a corner cushions, especially the G-value and the bearing area.



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Tags: Cushion Curves, Damage, Shock, University Research
 
 
Ge, Changfeng: A Comparison Study in Cushion Curves Between a Flat Cushion and a Corner Cushion, 2013
$75.00 USD

The cushion curve is a widely used tool to determine cushion dimensions for protective packaging. The cushion bearing area and thickness derived from cushion curves apply only to a flat cushion as specimens used to develop the cushion curves are flat foam samples. However, most cushion structures in packaging are end cap cushions, edge cushions or corner cushions. This study attempts to find the difference in cushion curves between a flat cushions and a corner cushions, especially the G-value and the bearing area.



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Tags: Cushion Curves, Shock, University Research
 
 
Ge, Changfeng: Development and Evaluation of the Phase Change Material Filled Corrugated Board, 2012
$75.00 USD

This study presents a patented technology that makes insulation packaging from a corrugated board structure that fills packaging voids with a phase changing material (PCM). The filled panel, or sleeve, can be added to a standard shipping container as well as primary packaging to insulate the packaging. The temperature change of a chocolate bar wrapped with this insulation package is measured. In addition, Edge Crush (ECT) and Cobb tests are conducted to compare the ECT value of the insulation packaging to the conventional corrugated board.



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Tags: Compression, Corrugated, Research, Thermal Packaging, University Research
 
 
Ge, Changfeng: Development and Evaluation of the Phase Change Material Filled Corrugated Board, 2012
$75.00 USD

This study presents a patented technology that makes insulation packaging from a corrugated board structure that fills packaging voids with a phase changing material (PCM). The filled panel, or sleeve, can be added to a standard shipping container as well as primary packaging to insulate the packaging. The temperature change of a chocolate bar wrapped with this insulation package is measured. In addition, Edge Crush (ECT) and Cobb tests are conducted to compare the ECT value of the insulation packaging to the conventional corrugated board.



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Tags: Compression, Corrugated, Research, Thermal Packaging, University Research
 
 
Gentilcore, Diana: Green Solutions for Temperature Controlled Shipping, 2012
$75.00 USD

When considering the choices of temperature controlled packaging in terms of sustainability, companies need to know how to evaluate packaging materials. Using expanded polystyrene (EPS) packaging as an example this presentation will demonstrate how life cycle information can play a key role in evaluating environmental impacts and determining sustainability. An EPS Product Environmental Declaration will be reviewed, showing how package performance, environmental impacts over the life of the product and end-of-life options can be used to evaluate packaging.



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Tags: Foam, Life Cycle Assessment, Sustainability, Thermal Packaging
 
 
Goedecke, Thomas: Leakproofness of Transport Packagings, 2014
$75.00 USD

All types of packagings have a certain level of leakproofness appropriate to their specific application range and filling substance. The aim of safe dangerous goods packagings is to protect persons, the environment and economic goods from hazardous materials. In this context, the detection of leaks by performing a leakproofness test is of particular importance. The leakproofness of packagings and IBCs for the transport of liquid dangerous goods is one of the basic requirements of the United Nations “Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods”. Leakproofness needs to be demonstrated as part of the prototype test as a basis for the approval of the design type and any packagings and IBCs consequently manufactured for the transport of liquids.



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Tags: Dangerous Goods, Hazardous Materials, Leakage
 
 
Goedecke, Thomas: Leakproofness of Transport Packagings, 2014
$75.00 USD

All types of packagings have a certain level of leakproofness appropriate to their specific application range and filling substance. The aim of safe dangerous goods packagings is to protect persons, the environment and economic goods from hazardous materials. In this context, the detection of leaks by performing a leakproofness test is of particular importance. The leakproofness of packagings and IBCs for the transport of liquid dangerous goods is one of the basic requirements of the United Nations “Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods”. Leakproofness needs to be demonstrated as part of the prototype test as a basis for the approval of the design type and any packagings and IBCs consequently manufactured for the transport of liquids.



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Tags: Dangerous Goods, Hazardous Materials, Leakage
 
 
Goedecke, Thomas: Temperature and Air Change Rates in Freight Containers During Transport Between Europe and Destinations in Asia and Australia, 2008
$75.00 USD

This presentation will give an overview of the air change rates, temperatures, and humidities in freight containers during trips from Europe to Singapore and Australia. A freight container fully equipped with measurement instruments was used. The container was fitted with a 27 channel temperature measurement system, GPS data logger and a temperature /humidity data logger. It was loaded with two intermediate bulk containers (IBC) of water and four 220 liter plastic drums of water. The air temperature at three levels in the container and the temperature at the top and bottom of the water in the IBCs and drums were measured.



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Tags: Ocean Freight, Testing
 
 
Goedecke, Thomas: Temperature and Air Change Rates in Freight Containers During Transport Between Europe and Destinations in Asia and Australia, 2008
$75.00 USD

This presentation will give an overview of the air change rates, temperatures, and humidities in freight containers during trips from Europe to Singapore and Australia. A freight container fully equipped with measurement instruments was used. The container was fitted with a 27 channel temperature measurement system, GPS data logger and a temperature /humidity data logger. It was loaded with two intermediate bulk containers (IBC) of water and four 220 liter plastic drums of water. The air temperature at three levels in the container and the temperature at the top and bottom of the water in the IBCs and drums were measured.



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Tags: Ocean Freight, Testing
 
 
Green, Bill: A Visual Study of Cushion Geometry's Effect on Performance, 2014
$75.00 USD

Determining static loading and cushion curves are essential for any cushion design, but are generally only the beginning of a good design, not the end. A cushion design's geometry also plays a vital role in the performance of a cushion. This study visually analyzes, the effects that a PE cushion's geometry has on performance, using a high speed video camera.



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Tags: Cushion Curves, Design, Electronics, Foam, Shock
 
 
Green, Bill: A Visual Study of Cushion Geometry's Effect on Performance, 2014
$75.00 USD

Determining static loading and cushion curves are essential for any cushion design, but are generally only the beginning of a good design, not the end. A cushion design's geometry also plays a vital role in the performance of a cushion. This study visually analyzes, the effects that a PE cushion's geometry has on performance, using a high speed video camera.



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Tags: Cushion Curves, Design, Electronics, Foam, Shock
 
 
Green, Bill: Putting All Your Smart Eggs in One Basket: Benefits of Creating a Packaging Center of Competency, 2015
$75.00 USD

 "In the past, IBM packaging engineers were dispersed throughout various organizations, each representing different segments within the company, with very little interaction with one another. As a result, we had a splintered strategy for packaging and distribution, most of our best practices were not widely adopted, customers were confused by very different packaging solutions for similar products, and the proverbial wheel was reinvented over and over again. 
To create a cohesive strategy and to begin sharing and implementing best practices across the corporation, IBM's Integrated Supply Chain created a cross-brand packaging engineering Center of Competency (CoC), which united all engineers under a single leadership team. This Award Winning CoC created an environment that fostered a philosophy that encouraged knowledge sharing, skills development, innovation, recording of results, and accountability. The results yielded significant cost reductions, environmental improvements, increases in quality, and best of all: improvements in the skills of each engineer so he/she could adjust to new challenges that come with an ever-changing global supply chain. Takeaways: The benefits of consolidating the packaging subject matter experts; challenges and methods to promote integration and information sharing and engagement for a global engineering team; examples of goals and measurements; methods to promote your team's accomplishments."



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Tags: Electronics, Supply Chain
 
 
Green, Bill: Putting All Your Smart Eggs in One Basket: Benefits of Creating a Packaging Center of Competency, 2015
$75.00 USD

 "In the past, IBM packaging engineers were dispersed throughout various organizations, each representing different segments within the company, with very little interaction with one another. As a result, we had a splintered strategy for packaging and distribution, most of our best practices were not widely adopted, customers were confused by very different packaging solutions for similar products, and the proverbial wheel was reinvented over and over again. 
To create a cohesive strategy and to begin sharing and implementing best practices across the corporation, IBM's Integrated Supply Chain created a cross-brand packaging engineering Center of Competency (CoC), which united all engineers under a single leadership team. This Award Winning CoC created an environment that fostered a philosophy that encouraged knowledge sharing, skills development, innovation, recording of results, and accountability. The results yielded significant cost reductions, environmental improvements, increases in quality, and best of all: improvements in the skills of each engineer so he/she could adjust to new challenges that come with an ever-changing global supply chain. Takeaways: The benefits of consolidating the packaging subject matter experts; challenges and methods to promote integration and information sharing and engagement for a global engineering team; examples of goals and measurements; methods to promote your team's accomplishments."



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Tags: Electronics, Supply Chain
 
 
Green, William: Cosmetic Packaging Damage and B2B Shipments, 2009
$75.00 USD

This presentation challenges the practicality of the "retail standard" of physical packaging condition.



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Tags: Damage
 
 
Green, William: Cosmetic Packaging Damage and B2B Shipments, 2009
$75.00 USD

This presentation challenges the practicality of the "retail standard" of physical packaging condition.



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Tags: Damage
 
 
Greene, Karen & Alleva, Anthony: Laboratory Practices for Optimal Thermal Gel Design and Specification, 2008
$75.00 USD

Laboratory studies, which illustrate the thermal performance of critical design inputs for gel refrigerants, will be presented. This presentation will educate attendees to the important design considerations when evaluating competing refrigerant designs and will provide information on how to set up laboratory studies which can more precisely demonstrate temperature controlled packaging performance in the field.



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Tags: Design, Thermal Packaging
 
 
Greene, Karen & Alleva, Anthony: Laboratory Practices for Optimal Thermal Gel Design and Specification, 2008
$75.00 USD

Laboratory studies, which illustrate the thermal performance of critical design inputs for gel refrigerants, will be presented. This presentation will educate attendees to the important design considerations when evaluating competing refrigerant designs and will provide information on how to set up laboratory studies which can more precisely demonstrate temperature controlled packaging performance in the field.



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Tags: Design, Thermal Packaging
 
 
Gregorek, Lucjan: Continuous Change in Air Freighting Fragile Products, 2010
$75.00 USD

Every day, Intel Corporation airfreights extremely fragile, high value silicon wafers around the world with aggressive damage constraints and lowest total cost expectations. To meet these expectations, Intel engineers utilize information from data recorders to CCTV, and work closely with logistics internal and external partners, leading to continuous shipping lane, mode, test and design changes.



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Tags: Air Freight, Design
 
 
Gregorek, Lucjan: Continuous Change in Air Freighting Fragile Products, 2010
$75.00 USD

Every day, Intel Corporation airfreights extremely fragile, high value silicon wafers around the world with aggressive damage constraints and lowest total cost expectations. To meet these expectations, Intel engineers utilize information from data recorders to CCTV, and work closely with logistics internal and external partners, leading to continuous shipping lane, mode, test and design changes.



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Tags: Air Freight, Design
 
 
Griffiths, Katherine: Simulating the Transport Environment for Packaging Testing Using a Multi Degree of Freedom Method, 2011
$75.00 USD

During transport a payload experiences multi degree of freedom (MDOF) movement. However, during vibration testing, packaging is subjected to random vibration in the vertical plane only. While such a simplification maybe suitable for approximating vehicle response, its appropriateness for simulating the response of the payload (product) is less clear. This presentation asks the question: Is there a need for MDOF vibration testing?



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Griffiths, Katherine: Simulating the Transport Environment for Packaging Testing Using a Multi Degree of Freedom Method, 2011
$75.00 USD

During transport a payload experiences multi degree of freedom (MDOF) movement. However, during vibration testing, packaging is subjected to random vibration in the vertical plane only. While such a simplification maybe suitable for approximating vehicle response, its appropriateness for simulating the response of the payload (product) is less clear. This presentation asks the question: Is there a need for MDOF vibration testing?



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Habash, Monica: Material and Performance Evaluation of Shipping Containers Utilizing Alternate Materials and Styles, 2014
$75.00 USD


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Tags: Compression, Corrugated, ISTA Testing Procedures, Pharma
 
 
Habash, Monica: Material and Performance Evaluation of Shipping Containers Utilizing Alternate Materials and Styles, 2014
$75.00 USD


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Tags: Compression, Corrugated, ISTA Testing Procedures, Pharma
 
 
Harber, Paul: Assuring (Not Discovering) Physical Stability of Therapeutic Protein Solutions
$75.00 USD

Therapeutic Protein Solutions continue to be the fastest growing segment in human healthcare. These medicines are monoclonal antibodies, easily recognized by the body and designed to treat a number of chronic disease states. These antibodies are often formulated into solution and administered from a vial or prefilled syringe. Classic thermal stability studies, intended to define chemical stability over time have, at times, underestimated some of the physical sensitivities of this newer class of medicine. Transportation testing, based on ISTA profiles, helps the drug development team select robust formulations to assure successful commercialization.



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Tags: Design
 
 
Harber, Paul: Assuring (Not Discovering) Physical Stability of Therapeutic Protein Solutions
$75.00 USD

Therapeutic Protein Solutions continue to be the fastest growing segment in human healthcare. These medicines are monoclonal antibodies, easily recognized by the body and designed to treat a number of chronic disease states. These antibodies are often formulated into solution and administered from a vial or prefilled syringe. Classic thermal stability studies, intended to define chemical stability over time have, at times, underestimated some of the physical sensitivities of this newer class of medicine. Transportation testing, based on ISTA profiles, helps the drug development team select robust formulations to assure successful commercialization.



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Tags: Design, Pharma
 
 
Hayward, John: An Analytical Approach to Determine Dynamic Tall Load Stability, 2015
$75.00 USD

"Determination of tall load stability has historically been through the use of a tip test while the product is on a pallet. With most tip-overs occurring when the product is moved by pallet jack or forklift, this is not a realistic test. This presentation addresses the dynamic forces experienced during handling, permitting the analytical determination of tall rack/product stability without the need for testing. Takeaways: 
1. Consideration that there may be a better way to determine tall load stability when mounted on a foam shock pallet than using the tilt test. 
2. Consideration for the use of analytics to determine stability to enhance throughput in configuration centers. 
3. Consideration for a unique specification for tall electronic cabinetry."



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Tags: Load Stability
 
 
Hayward, John: An Analytical Approach to Determine Dynamic Tall Load Stability, 2015
$75.00 USD

"Determination of tall load stability has historically been through the use of a tip test while the product is on a pallet. With most tip-overs occurring when the product is moved by pallet jack or forklift, this is not a realistic test. This presentation addresses the dynamic forces experienced during handling, permitting the analytical determination of tall rack/product stability without the need for testing. Takeaways: 
1. Consideration that there may be a better way to determine tall load stability when mounted on a foam shock pallet than using the tilt test. 
2. Consideration for the use of analytics to determine stability to enhance throughput in configuration centers. 
3. Consideration for a unique specification for tall electronic cabinetry."



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Tags: Load Stability
 
 
Hayward, John: RTST Part 1: Design Trends, Simulation, and Testing of Top Heavy Products, 2011
$75.00 USD

In an effort to improve the handling and transportation of top heavy IT Products, the Rack Transport Stability Team pooled their collective knowledge and experience. This presentation summarizes product development trends, techniques used to manage transportation, analysis of the dynamics of handling these products, and impact on test methodology.



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Tags: Design, Testing
 
 
Hayward, John: RTST Part 1: Design Trends, Simulation, and Testing of Top Heavy Products, 2011
$75.00 USD

In an effort to improve the handling and transportation of top heavy IT Products, the Rack Transport Stability Team pooled their collective knowledge and experience. This presentation summarizes product development trends, techniques used to manage transportation, analysis of the dynamics of handling these products, and impact on test methodology.



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Tags: Design, Testing
 
 
Heberle, Jason: Use of Historic Temperature Data With ISTA Standards, 2013
$75.00 USD

How to Best Use Historic and Actual Lane Map Data Within the Guidelines Developed by ISTA.



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Tags: Research
 
 
Heberle, Jason: Use of Historic Temperature Data With ISTA Standards, 2013
$75.00 USD

How to Best Use Historic and Actual Lane Map Data Within the Guidelines Developed by ISTA.



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Tags: Research
 
 
Heil, Henry & Kelinske, Darryl: Transformational Packaging - Learning From Our Grandparents, 2013
$75.00 USD

New and different approach to reuseable packaging. Currently reuseable packaging is mostly limited to closed environments. Typically the packaging must be returned to the original pack out location. Compadre is starting a paradigm shift that reuseable packaging be more available locally and to a broader community. In other words, go outside the normal closed loop. The packaging would be designed to transform to meet the different needs of the initial receiver and also be designed to be reused by members of an expanded local community. The key is designing the packaging so that it transforms to meet broader needs and stays in the community. This would be very responsible packaging. It would have an extended life that would delay a trip to recycling or the landfill. There also would be a significant impact on holistic cost savings. We will present case studies, including ISTA testing data.



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Tags: Best Practices, Life Cycle Assessment, Packaging Optimization, Sustainability
 
 
Henning, Stephen: Long Term Corrugated Container Compression Performance, 2015
$75.00 USD

Corrugated boxes with identical ECT and/or BCT can provide remarkably different long term compression performance, which is not well addressed by typical end user specification practices. An examination of critical properties of corrugated board and its component papers provides insights for increasing useful box life. This presentation will examine issues associated with current end user specification methods, identify key factors which accelerate loss of box compression strength, and propose new approaches for improving long term box compression performance. More relevant specifications should result in lower cost and reduced environmental impact.



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Tags: Corrugated
 
 
Henning, Stephen: Long Term Corrugated Container Compression Performance, 2015
$75.00 USD

Corrugated boxes with identical ECT and/or BCT can provide remarkably different long term compression performance, which is not well addressed by typical end user specification practices. An examination of critical properties of corrugated board and its component papers provides insights for increasing useful box life. This presentation will examine issues associated with current end user specification methods, identify key factors which accelerate loss of box compression strength, and propose new approaches for improving long term box compression performance. More relevant specifications should result in lower cost and reduced environmental impact.



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Tags: Compression, Corrugated
 
 
Hildreth, Michael: Sustainability in the Stretch Film Market - Past, Present, Future, 2010
$75.00 USD

Stretch film is a 3.0 billion pound a year global market. Where does all that plastic film end up? What are the alternatives to stretch film? What has the industry done to lessen the impact on our environment? What is the future of unitizing loads for transport? This presentation will help to answer these questions.



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Tags: Stretch Film, Sustainability
 
 
Hildreth, Michael: Sustainability in the Stretch Film Market - Past, Present, Future, 2010
$75.00 USD

Stretch film is a 3.0 billion pound a year global market. Where does all that plastic film end up? What are the alternatives to stretch film? What has the industry done to lessen the impact on our environment? What is the future of unitizing loads for transport? This presentation will help to answer these questions.



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Tags: Stretch Film, Sustainability
 
 
Hill, Dan & Mascaro, Bill: NMFTA Past, Present & Future…How Will Recent Changes Affect Your Business?, 2008
$75.00 USD

A landmark year in the history of the National Motor Freight Traffic Association, Bill Mascaro from the NMFTA and Dan Hill with ABF Freight System, Inc. explore implications of the Surface Transportation Board’s removal of anti-trust immunity from the rate setting bureaus and what this may mean for domestic and international shippers. The session will also include the process of how minimum packaging requirements are developed, reviewed and adopted.



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Hill, Dan & Mascaro, Bill: NMFTA Past, Present & Future…How Will Recent Changes Affect Your Business?, 2008
$75.00 USD

A landmark year in the history of the National Motor Freight Traffic Association, Bill Mascaro from the NMFTA and Dan Hill with ABF Freight System, Inc. explore implications of the Surface Transportation Board’s removal of anti-trust immunity from the rate setting bureaus and what this may mean for domestic and international shippers. The session will also include the process of how minimum packaging requirements are developed, reviewed and adopted.



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Hock, Perry: Laboratory Certification for Standard 20 / ISTA 7E Thermal Testing, 2011
$75.00 USD

The first part of the presentation will overview ISTA 7E and Standard 20's point of view from a laboratory standpoint. Part II of the presentation will be a case history of one lab's experience, it will cover some of the specific details and nuances encountered during the process of becoming 7E certified. Such instances include procedures that needed to be modified or implemented, employee training, and customer awareness of what the standard requires. This will also cover some of the requirements of Standard 20 that overlap with ISO 17025. Finally, the majority of the presentation will be about putting a thermal package through the paces and the glitches you may run into during your first test.



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Tags: ISTA Testing Procedures, Thermal Packaging
 
 
Horvath, Laszlo: How to Design an Efficient Unit Load By Considering the Stiffness of the Pallet, 2014
$75.00 USD

During the design of unit loads, it is a common practice to use a component based design methodology rather than using the interaction between the elements of the unit load to reduce the overall spend. In the last ten years, the stiffness of pallets continuously decreased due to cost saving initiatives. However, the effect of the reduced pallet stiffness was not considered during the design of corrugated packages carried by the pallet.



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Tags: Compression, Design, Research, Unitized Loads, University Research
 
 
Horvath, Laszlo: How to Design an Efficient Unit Load By Considering the Stiffness of the Pallet, 2014
$75.00 USD

During the design of unit loads, it is a common practice to use a component based design methodology rather than using the interaction between the elements of the unit load to reduce the overall spend. In the last ten years, the stiffness of pallets continuously decreased due to cost saving initiatives. However, the effect of the reduced pallet stiffness was not considered during the design of corrugated packages carried by the pallet.



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Tags: Compression, Design, Research, University Research
 
 
Horvath, Laszlo: The New Era of Pallet Design: The Effect of Packaging Size, Stiffness and Number of Layers on the Load Carrying Capacity of the Pallet, 2015
$75.00 USD

"During the design of pallets, it is a common practice to assume that the load is continuously distributed on the top of the pallet. However, in reality packages on the top of the pallet experience different levels of bridging depending on their physical characteristics. This bridging phenomena significantly increases the load carrying capacity of the pallet and it is unaccounted for in current design methodologies leading to overdesign and reduced sustainability. The presentation will cover the results of the latest research on load bridging within the unit load focusing on how the size of corrugated boxes, stiffness of corrugated board and number of layers in a unit load influences the load carrying capacity of the pallets with different stiffness characteristics. 
Takeaways: - Increasing the size of corrugated boxes significantly increases load bridging. 
- Increasing the stiffness of corrugated board significantly increases load bridging. 
- Using more layers in a unit load increases load bridging. 
- The load bridging phenomena has different effect on pallets with different stiffness characteristics.
- Efficient and sustainable pallet design methodology needs to incorporate the effect of packaging and unit load stabilizers."



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Tags: Design
 
 
Howard, Kevin: Case Study: Matching Field Failures to Lab Failures, 2015
$75.00 USD

When companies have consistent product failures in distribution, they may attempt to use traditional damage boundary testing to define bare product fragility, or perhaps increase free fall drop heights on packaged products, believing that higher drops must have caused the problem since the initial laboratory qualification levels appear to have been inadequate. This presentation will show why these traditional approaches failed and how the issue was resolved. Takeaways: Damage boundary testing works, but not always as expected. Increasing drop heights often finds the weakest link of a product design, but not always. This presentation will show how one product needed a different approach due to its unique characteristics. The audience will gain valuable insights as to the importance of replicating field failures in the lab, and how one must remain open minded on ways to achieve that damage. The results are different than anything I recall seeing at any previous conference.



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Howard, Kevin: Case Study: Matching Field Failures to Lab Failures, 2015
$75.00 USD

When companies have consistent product failures in distribution, they may attempt to use traditional damage boundary testing to define bare product fragility, or perhaps increase free fall drop heights on packaged products, believing that higher drops must have caused the problem since the initial laboratory qualification levels appear to have been inadequate. This presentation will show why these traditional approaches failed and how the issue was resolved. Takeaways: Damage boundary testing works, but not always as expected. Increasing drop heights often finds the weakest link of a product design, but not always. This presentation will show how one product needed a different approach due to its unique characteristics. The audience will gain valuable insights as to the importance of replicating field failures in the lab, and how one must remain open minded on ways to achieve that damage. The results are different than anything I recall seeing at any previous conference.



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Howard, Kevin: Case Study: Molded Pulp Replaces Foam Cushioning, 2011
$75.00 USD

Hewlett-Packard DeskJets were initially packed in expensive polyethylene cushions. This presentation will discuss how HP successfully replaced resilient foam with inexpensive molded pulp for most of it’s inkjet printers. The pros and cons of using molded pulp will be discussed.



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Tags: Electronics
 
 
Howard, Kevin: Case Study: Molded Pulp Replaces Foam Cushioning, 2011
$75.00 USD

 Hewlett-Packard DeskJets were initially packed in expensive olyethylene cushions. This presentation will discuss how HP successfully replaced resilient foam with inexpensive molded pulp for most of it’s inkjet printers. The pros and cons of using molded pulp will be discussed.



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Tags: Case Study, Electronics
 
 
Howard, Kevin: Corrugated Boxes: How to Improve Quality and Minimize Costs, 2010
$75.00 USD

Most products travel in corrugated boxes. Most companies specify corrugated boxes using drawings with dimensions and material specifications. The dimensions are usually shown on a blank (an open box), while material specifications will focus on flute size, paper weight, Mullen burst value and/or edge crush value. This presentation will discuss the shortcomings of these standard approaches and recommend alternatives that have resulted in significant savings and more consistent quality, especially for companies that need to purchase boxes in countries outside the US.



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Tags: Corrugated
 
 
Howard, Kevin: Corrugated Boxes: How to Improve Quality and Minimize Costs, 2010
$75.00 USD

Most products travel in corrugated boxes. Most companies specify corrugated boxes using drawings with dimensions and material specifications. The dimensions are usually shown on a blank (an open box), while material specifications will focus on flute size, paper weight, Mullen burst value and/or edge crush value. This presentation will discuss the shortcomings of these standard approaches and recommend alternatives that have resulted in significant savings and more consistent quality, especially for companies that need to purchase boxes in countries outside the US.



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Tags: Corrugated
 
 
Howard, Kevin: Reducing Damages and Shipping Costs with Less Packaging, 2009
$75.00 USD

 Many companies could benefit from understanding their distribution systems better. Case studies will show how re-thinking design and laboratory testing can result in dramatic cost reductions.



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Tags: Damage
 
 
Howard, Kevin: Reducing Damages and Shipping Costs with Less Packaging, 2009
$75.00 USD

 Many companies could benefit from understanding their distribution systems better. Case studies will show how re-thinking design and laboratory testing can result in dramatic cost reductions.



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Tags: Damage
 
 
Howard, Kevin: Shipping Products in China: What to Expect, 2012
$75.00 USD

Many companies use standard test levels suggested by organizations like ISTA, ASTM, JIS, and others, but can these standard tests be right for all products being shipped to all places? This case study will focus on Agilent Technology products made in the US and shipped to China. Photographs and videos taken over a 2 week visit through China in 2011 clearly indicated that test levels and orientations needed to be adjusted to better reflect the common hazards found in this particular supply chain. This study is similar to Kevin’s presentation in 2005 on the distribution system in India, with surprising insights as to how products are commonly handled in one of the fastest growing markets in the world.



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Tags: Case Study, Compression, Emerging Markets, Shock
 
 
Howard, Kevin: Shipping Products in China: What to Expect, 2012
$75.00 USD

Many companies use standard test levels suggested by organizations like ISTA, ASTM, JIS, and others, but can these standard tests be right for all products being shipped to all places? This case study will focus on Agilent Technology products made in the US and shipped to China. Photographs and videos taken over a 2 week visit through China in 2011 clearly indicated that test levels and orientations needed to be adjusted to better reflect the common hazards found in this particular supply chain. This study is similar to Kevin’s presentation in 2005 on the distribution system in India, with surprising insights as to how products are commonly handled in one of the fastest growing markets in the world.



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Tags: Case Study, Compression, Emerging Markets, Shock
 
 
Howard, Kevin: Stories from the Field, 2008
$75.00 USD

This presentation will focus on a number of examples where direct field observations were the key to understanding field damage issues. On multiple occasions the author has found the most significant problems in the field have not been reported by those closest to the situation. Though field measurements are important to better understand physical hazards to packaged products, many of the hazards causing expensive problems to corporations are not capable of being measured with typical data recorders. This presentation will demonstrate the importance of personally observing the distribution system to understand the most consistent types of failures, why and where they occur, and then to consider the range of options that may resolve the issues.



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Tags: Field Data Analysis, Field Data Collection
 
 
Howard, Kevin: Stories from the Field, 2008
$75.00 USD

This presentation will focus on a number of examples where direct field observations were the key to understanding field damage issues. On multiple occasions the author has found the most significant problems in the field have not been reported by those closest to the situation. Though field measurements are important to better understand physical hazards to packaged products, many of the hazards causing expensive problems to corporations are not capable of being measured with typical data recorders. This presentation will demonstrate the importance of personally observing the distribution system to understand the most consistent types of failures, why and where they occur, and then to consider the range of options that may resolve the issues.



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Tags: Field Data Analysis, Field Data Collection
 
 
Howell, Ryan: Electronic Component Size Reduction is Driving Next Generation Transport Media and Packaging Optimization Deployment, 2011
$75.00 USD

 This presentation will cover the development of a worldwide densified transport media that meets the Joint Electron Devices Engineering Council specifications has decreased environmental impact, and allowed improvement to logistics costs and enhancements to customer logistic constraints. The new form-factor thermoformed JEDEC tray achieves this impact through a telescoping side wall that enables manufacturing media handling improvements and protects at an acceptable product shipping defect level. This opportunity for environmental stewardship has been achieved by a thorough understanding of our customer requirements, as well as the contributions of cross divisional teams working together to assess and optimize equipment and media interactions.



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Tags: Packaging Optimization
 
 
Howell, Ryan: Electronic Component Size Reduction is Driving Next Generation Transport Media and Packaging Optimization Deployment, 2011
$75.00 USD

 This presentation will cover the development of a worldwide densified transport media that meets the Joint Electron Devices Engineering Council specifications has decreased environmental impact, and allowed improvement to logistics costs and enhancements to customer logistic constraints. The new form-factor thermoformed JEDEC tray achieves this impact through a telescoping side wall that enables manufacturing media handling improvements and protects at an acceptable product shipping defect level. This opportunity for environmental stewardship has been achieved by a thorough understanding of our customer requirements, as well as the contributions of cross divisional teams working together to assess and optimize equipment and media interactions.



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Tags: Packaging Optimization
 
 
Hughes, Mark & Kaufman, Mike: Case Studies of Successful Industry Applications Using Shock and Vibration Recorders, 2009
$75.00 USD

This presentation discusses the successful utilization of shock and vibration recorders to collect transportation data. The projects covered were all focused on solving product damage issues that were occurring during shipping by either truck or rail. Transportation data was utilized in the laboratory or solely for evaluation of the transportation hazards. The industries covered are consumer beverage, bottle industry, and construction materials.



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Tags: Case Study, Shock, Testing, Vibration
 
 
Hughes, Mark & Kaufman, Mike: Case Studies of Successful Industry Applications Using Shock and Vibration Recorders, 2009
$75.00 USD

This presentation discusses the successful utilization of shock and vibration recorders to collect transportation data. The projects covered were all focused on solving product damage issues that were occurring during shipping by either truck or rail. Transportation data was utilized in the laboratory or solely for evaluation of the transportation hazards. The industries covered are consumer beverage, bottle industry, and construction materials.



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Tags: Case Study, Shock, Vibration
 
 
ISTA WHITE PAPER - ISTA TEMPERATURE PROJECT - DATA SUMMARY
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In the late summer of 2001, ISTA undertook a research project to monitor temperatures and relative humidity in an in-service, interstate Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) environment



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ISTA WHITE PAPER - Methodologies For Vibration Testing Packaged-Products
$0.00 USD

This document lists and details established and newer methodologies for vibration testing packaged
products for road distribution. It is intended to provide information on the range of methods
available. This information will be of interest to those who wish to review their specification and
selection of vibration test methods, and to those who wish to have a better understanding of the
methods available.



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Tags: Vibration
 
 
ISTA WHITE PAPER - PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF ISTA LANE DATA TO PHARMACEUTICAL COLD CHAIN STRATEGIES
$0.00 USD

ISTA Lane Data represents the most comprehensive thermal information about small parcel shipping. This large
data set can be used to create real world "what if" simulations of the performance of thermal packaging with
real instances. This paper presents a new method of evaluating this performance using a simple modeling
software tool that is now part of ISTA's package. Lane data can also now be sorted by "zip code to zip code"
information that yields parameters that are useful for estimating arrival temperatures in the payload. It is a
system for generating Cold Chain Strategies by creating performance expectations for packages and a way to
estimate outcomes when shipping from and to specific locations.



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Tags: ISTA Whitepaper
 
 
Joneson, Eric & Anderson, Larry: Updating ASTM 4169 Vibration Profiles, 2014
$75.00 USD

This presentation will provide an overview of ongoing efforts within ASTM Subcommittee D10.21 to update the random vibration profiles in D4169. The presentation will cover the methodology and rationale for proposing changes to the random vibration profile for truck transportation, as well as providing the status of the subcommittee ballot action and industry comparison testing.



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Tags: Vibration
 
 
Joneson, Eric: Case Study: Environmental Measurement and Laboratory Testing Using Both Single and Multi-Axis Measurement Inputs, 2015
$75.00 USD

 Vehicle vibration input is generated from complex motions that are directly related to road roughness. That motion can be described in terms of “degrees of freedom.” In nature there are six degrees of freedom; three translational and three rotational. Uneven road surfaces cause multiple, uneven inputs to the vehicle suspension and the resulting motion (response) of cargo bed is correspondingly complex. This presentation will highlight studies where measurements (with instrumentation) and recordings (with video equipment) were made of both the vehicle suspension input dynamics, and the responses of cargo that was being transported in the bed of a truck. The presentation will also highlight subsequent testing that was performed on a multi degree of freedom vibration test system, using both single and multi-axis control inputs. Comparisons of the test items’ responses to both single and multi-axis inputs will be shown and discussed.



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Tags: Vibration
 
 
Joneson, Eric: Removing Waste from the Packaged-Product Design, 2012
$75.00 USD

This presentation details a simple, long-standing methodology for optimizing the design of the product and package system. By simultaneously exploiting opportunities to improve product robustness, while reducing the demands of the distribution system, requirements for protective packaging performance can be minimized. This presentation will emphasizes the opportunity and value of addressing all design requirements towards the beginning of the product development phase, which can minimize the amount of materials entering the waste stream.



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Tags: Design, Packaging Optimization, Sustainability
 
 
Jongkyoung, Kim: Establishing the Returnable Transport System in Northeast Asia: Opportunities and Barriers, 2014
$75.00 USD

Returnable packaging market in Asia is still promising. Focusing on the current market and R&D efforts on returnable packaging systems in Northeast Asian countries such as China, Japan and Korea, this presentation will discuss the international standardization activities by ISO, market trends, research development and some bold movement by global leading companies.



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Tags: Returnable Packaging, Supply Chain
 
 
Jongkyoung, Kim: Establishing the Returnable Transport System in Northeast Asia: Opportunities and Barriers, 2014
$75.00 USD

Returnable packaging market in Asia is still promising. Focusing on the current market and R&D efforts on returnable packaging systems in Northeast Asian countries such as China, Japan and Korea, this presentation will discuss the international standardization activities by ISO, market trends, research development and some bold movement by global leading companies.



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Tags: Returnable Packaging, Supply Chain
 
 
Kamba, Nobuyuki & Takagi, Misahiro: Transportation of Cultural Properties, 2009
$75.00 USD

Cultural properties move globally because they are regularly loaned between museums. Although packaging methods still rely mostly on "experience," Tokyo National Museum has been trying to adopt a more scientific approach. This presentation introduces field measurement projects jointly done by Tokyo National Museum and eXcearch LLC. Interesting facts were discovered from air shipments.



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Kamba, Nobuyuki & Takagi, Misahiro: Transportation of Cultural Properties, 2009
$75.00 USD

Cultural properties move globally because they are regularly loaned between museums. Although packaging methods still rely mostly on "experience," Tokyo National Museum has been trying to adopt a more scientific approach. This presentation introduces field measurement projects jointly done by Tokyo National Museum and eXcearch LLC. Interesting facts were discovered from air shipments.



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Karp, Jeff & Kipp, Bill: Sam’s Club Distribution Testing Success (ISTA Project 6-SAMSCLUB), 2011
$75.00 USD

Effective September 2010, ISTA Project 3J has been superseded by ISTA Project 6-SAMSCLUB, with even more focus on the unique aspects of the Sam's Club distribution environment. This presentation will explain reasons for the change in Series assignment and designation, and will describe some of the new test parameters and conditions. Then Sam's Club case studies will be discussed, illustrating how application of the protocol has resulted in packaging performance and quality improvements, damage reduction, increased efficiency, and improving the Member experience.



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Tags: Testing
 
 
Karp, Jeff & Kipp, Bill: Sam’s Club Distribution Testing Success (ISTA Project 6-SAMSCLUB), 2011
$75.00 USD

Effective September 2010, ISTA Project 3J has been superseded by ISTA Project 6-SAMSCLUB, with even more focus on the unique aspects of the Sam's Club distribution environment. This presentation will explain reasons for the change in Series assignment and designation, and will describe some of the new test parameters and conditions. Then Sam's Club case studies will be discussed, illustrating how application of the protocol has resulted in packaging performance and quality improvements, damage reduction, increased efficiency, and improving the Member experience.



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Tags: Testing
 
 
Kausch, Thomas: Compression of Corrugated Boxes - Area vs. Height, 2013
$75.00 USD

The intent of this paper is to share some research that was conducted which builds on the McKee formula by taking into consideration the height of the package. Compression testing was carried out for several groups of corrugated boxes, which have the same bearing area with different heights. Together with the stacking strength, different failure modes of the tested corrugated boxes were evaluated. Finally, this study investigated at what point the height of package would be a liability when it comes to compression strength. The findings from this study help packaging engineers in understanding the relationship between box area and height for a defined corrugated material type.



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Tags: Compression, Corrugated, University Research
 
 
Kausch, Thomas: Compression of Corrugated Boxes - Area vs. Height, 2013
$75.00 USD

The intent of this paper is to share some research that was conducted which builds on the McKee formula by taking into consideration the height of the package. Compression testing was carried out for several groups of corrugated boxes, which have the same bearing area with different heights. Together with the stacking strength, different failure modes of the tested corrugated boxes were evaluated. Finally, this study investigated at what point the height of package would be a liability when it comes to compression strength. The findings from this study help packaging engineers in understanding the relationship between box area and height for a defined corrugated material type.



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Tags: Compression, Corrugated, University Research
 
 
Kim, Jongkyoung: Logistics Research and Development Outlook: Logistics Technology Roadmap 2015-2025 for R&D and Standardization
$75.00 USD

 KATS, Korea Agency for Technology and Standards, has developed a standard-based R&D roadmap for smart logistics in order to help industries deal with increasingly competitive environment globally. The main benefit of this study is that it provides information to make better R&D investment decisions by identifying critical technologies and technology gaps and finding ways to leverage R&D investments. While most technology roadmaps for logistics have been used by many companies and industries, the focus has been a product, neither on a service nor a standard. The roadmap categorizes three major areas: intelligent logistics, sustainable logistics and safe and secured logistics. Development of the roadmap includes: (1) define the scope and boundaries for the technology roadmap. (2) Identify the product, service and standard that will be the focus of the roadmap. (3) Specify the major technology areas. (4) Define each technology and their time lines. (5) Recommend the product, service and standard alternatives that should be pursued. (6) Develop an implementation plan for next 10 years. Takeaways: This roadmap focuses on logistics technologies, services, and standards that require effective R&D and standardization planning, and may be utilized as an effective tool for coordinating future logistics R&D, service and standardization activities.



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Tags: Research
 
 
Kipp, Bill: New Considerations for Random Vibration Testing of Packaged-Products, 2008
$75.00 USD

 Vibration has long been a part of laboratory tests for packaged-products. Starting with circular-synchronous motion, then progressing to sinusoidal resonance-search-and-dwell tests, and now with today’s PSD-based random vibration, tremendous progress has been made in the simulation of actual distribution vibrations and the quality of test results. In recent years, however, it has become recognized that the PSD approach can omit, or “average out”, infrequently-occurring but nonetheless significant and potentially damaging events. A number of proposals have been made and test approaches undertaken to address this issue, including high/low spectra, control of kurtosis, synthesis of non-stationary random, use of non-Gaussian vibrations, and shock-on-random. This paper will describe the issue and summarize the various suggested approaches in simple terms. Recommendations regarding further research and possible industry consensus will be made.



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Tags: Vibration
 
 
Kipp, Bill: New Considerations for Random Vibration Testing of Packaged-Products, 2008
$75.00 USD

 Vibration has long been a part of laboratory tests for packaged-products. Starting with circular-synchronous motion, then progressing to sinusoidal resonance-search-and-dwell tests, and now with today’s PSD-based random vibration, tremendous progress has been made in the simulation of actual distribution vibrations and the quality of test results. In recent years, however, it has become recognized that the PSD approach can omit, or “average out”, infrequently-occurring but nonetheless significant and potentially damaging events. A number of proposals have been made and test approaches undertaken to address this issue, including high/low spectra, control of kurtosis, synthesis of non-stationary random, use of non-Gaussian vibrations, and shock-on-random. This paper will describe the issue and summarize the various suggested approaches in simple terms. Recommendations regarding further research and possible industry consensus will be made.



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Tags: Vibration
 
 
Knochenmuss, Dale: Accelerated Stack Testing, 2014
$75.00 USD

Most packages need to be evaluated to determine whether they can be safely stacked during warehousing and transport. This presentation will discuss methods of collecting test data and analyzing the results to produce better and faster predictions of package stacking performance.



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Tags: Compression, Computer Modeling, Design, Research
 
 
Knochenmuss, Dale: Analytical and Experimental Techniques for Unit Load Design, 2009
$75.00 USD

This presentation will discuss techniques for combining finite element analysis and experimental measurements to improve the design of unit loads. These methods are particularly relevant in light of the continuing trend toward the use of caseless secondary packaging to support cost saving and sustainability initiatives.



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Tags: Design, Unitized Loads
 
 
Knochenmuss, Dale: Analytical and Experimental Techniques for Unit Load Design, 2009
$75.00 USD

This presentation will discuss techniques for combining finite element analysis and experimental measurements to improve the design of unit loads. These methods are particularly relevant in light of the continuing trend toward the use of caseless secondary packaging to support cost saving and sustainability initiatives.



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Tags: Design, Unitized Loads
 
 
Knochenmuss, Dale: Virtual Simulation of ISTA Unit Load Tests, 2010
$75.00 USD

 Advancements in finite element analysis techniques are making it possible to perform computer simulations of standard industry unit load tests. Progress in developing these “virtual” test methods will be discussed along with several examples. These methods allow transportation and warehouse stacking performance of unitized loads to be studied earlier in the package development process, before physical samples are available, with commensurate reductions in risk, cost, and speed to market.



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Tags: ISTA Testing Procedures, Virtual Testing
 
 
Leinberger, David: Alternate Method to Record and Analyze Shock from Field Measurements, 2009
$75.00 USD

Collecting field shock data and converting it into useful information can be challenging. As a result, we have investigated alternate methods to convert shock data from the field to representative laboratory tests. Our first and second generation devices and analysis methods will be explained along with their advantages and limitations.



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Tags: Field Data Analysis, Shock
 
 
Leinberger, David: Alternate Method to Record and Analyze Shock from Field Measurements, 2009
$75.00 USD

Collecting field shock data and converting it into useful information can be challenging. As a result, we have investigated alternate methods to convert shock data from the field to representative laboratory tests. Our first and second generation devices and analysis methods will be explained along with their advantages and limitations.



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Tags: Field Data Analysis, Shock
 
 
Leinberger, David: Packaging Tips for Less-than-Truckload (LTL) Transportation, 2013
$75.00 USD

Shipping damage in LTL transportation can often be greatly reduced with a few simple packaging changes. Understanding common equipment and handling practices is very important to ensure damage free shipments using pallets, boxes, crates, strapping, and wrapping. This presentation will highlight some tips for good LTL packaging designs and methods along with the underlying conditions that drive them.



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Tags: Best Practices, Damage, Lessons Learned, LTL
 
 
Leinberger, David: Packaging Tips for Less-than-Truckload (LTL) Transportation, 2013
$75.00 USD

Shipping damage in LTL transportation can often be greatly reduced with a few simple packaging changes. Understanding common equipment and handling practices is very important to ensure damage free shipments using pallets, boxes, crates, strapping, and wrapping. This presentation will highlight some tips for good LTL packaging designs and methods along with the underlying conditions that drive them.



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Tags: Best Practices, Lessons Learned, LTL
 
 
Leinberger, David: Temperature & Humidity in Ocean Containers, 2006
$75.00 USD

Results from a one year study of ocean container temperature and humidity conditions for shipments between Asia, Europe and North America. Highlights include port, sea, rail transport and storage conditions, as well as a number of unexpected conditions.



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Tags: Field Data Collection, Ocean Freight, Thermal Packaging
 
 
Leinberger, David: Temperature & Humidity in Ocean Containers, 2006
$75.00 USD

Description: Results from a one year study of ocean container temperature and humidity conditions for shipments between Asia, Europe and North America. Highlights include port, sea, rail transport and storage conditions, as well as a number of unexpected conditions.



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Tags: Field Data Collection, Ocean Freight, Thermal Packaging
 
 
Loughery, Zachary: Stacking of Dangerous Goods, 2013
$75.00 USD

This presentation compares the initial deflections of a package with different acceptable interpretations of the UN stacking recommendation for the transport of dangerous goods. Analysis using digital imagine correlation and a pressure mat was used show the differences of guided and unguided stacking test as it pertains to the UN recommendation. Study on the positional tolerance of the placement of a package while using unguided compression was also preformed.



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Tags: Compression, Dangerous Goods, University Research
 
 
Loughery, Zachary: Stacking of Dangerous Goods, 2013
$75.00 USD

This presentation compares the initial deflections of a package with different acceptable interpretations of the UN stacking recommendation for the transport of dangerous goods. Analysis using digital imagine correlation and a pressure mat was used show the differences of guided and unguided stacking test as it pertains to the UN recommendation. Study on the positional tolerance of the placement of a package while using unguided compression was also preformed.



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Tags: Compression, Dangerous Goods, University Research
 
 
Lundgren, Mats: A Mix of Case Studies, 2013
$75.00 USD

The presentation will show you 10 successful case studies from Ericsson.



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Tags: Case Study, Packaging Optimization, Sustainability
 
 
Martin, Robby: Getting it Right for the Customer, But at What Price?, 2008
$75.00 USD

Producing new package formats for delivery to retailers is a common challenge for consumer packaged goods (CPG) packaging teams. New package formats may promise improved sales, but they can also lead to increased distribution packaging costs. Here’s how one company struck a balance between the two.



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Tags: Consumer Packaged Goods
 
 
Martin, Robby: Getting it Right for the Customer, But at What Price?, 2008
$75.00 USD

Producing new package formats for delivery to retailers is a common challenge for consumer packaged goods (CPG) packaging teams. New package formats may promise improved sales, but they can also lead to increased distribution packaging costs. Here’s how one company struck a balance between the two.



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Tags: Consumer Packaged Goods
 
 
Martin, Robby: Make 'Em Say Why!, 2013
$75.00 USD

Gaining alignment on “why” is a critical, but often neglected step in any project, management, or problem solving process. Your team needs to know that they can have the time, resources, and support it takes to fully align on the “why” question!



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Tags: Best Practices, People Management
 
 
Martin, Robby: Make 'Em Say Why!, 2013
$75.00 USD

Gaining alignment on “why” is a critical, but often neglected step in any project, management, or problem solving process. Your team needs to know that they can have the time, resources, and support it takes to fully align on the “why” question!



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Tags: Best Practices, People Management
 
 
Martinez, Manuel Garcia-Romeu: Reduction in the Use of Stretch Wrap Film Based on Transport Simulation, 2014
$75.00 USD

Stretch wrap is an essential packaging material for assuring the stability of most palletized goods. But applying just the right amount of stretch wrap with the right parameters of tension, pre-stretch, etc., is not straightforward nor easy. The use of laboratory transport simulation testing can help to define which is the most optimal stretch wrap film configuration for a given palletized load. The presentation will show, through a business case, how optimization of stretch wrap can be achieved, along with the associated cost reduction.



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Tags: Best Practices, Design, Load Stability, Stretch Film, Unitized Loads
 
 
Martinez-Rivera, Jose & Patel, Mahesh: Using Computer Aided Engineering Processes in Packaging Design Development, 2009
$75.00 USD

While Mabe successfully utilizes a Computer Aided Engineering based design process for product development, they have extended these methods to improve the packaging design and optimize the product-packaging system. The objectives of this project were to use computer modeling to simulate the effect of distribution environment events to the product-packaging system at early stages of the product design development and perform optimization to improve product protection.



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Tags: Computer Modeling, Design
 
 
Martinez-Rivera, Jose & Patel, Mahesh: Using Computer Aided Engineering Processes in Packaging Design Development, 2009
$75.00 USD

While Mabe successfully utilizes a Computer Aided Engineering based design process for product development, they have extended these methods to improve the packaging design and optimize the product-packaging system. The objectives of this project were to use computer modeling to simulate the effect of distribution environment events to the product-packaging system at early stages of the product design development and perform optimization to improve product protection.



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Tags: Computer Modeling, Design
 
 
McDavid, Patrick: Is ISTA 3A Really That Good?, 2008
$75.00 USD

See through real examples how the ISTA 3A has assisted shippers in cost savings through a reduction in damages.



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Tags: ISTA Testing Procedures
 
 
McDavid, Patrick: Is ISTA 3A Really That Good?, 2008
$75.00 USD

See through real examples how the ISTA 3A has assisted shippers in cost savings through a reduction in damages.



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Tags: ISTA Testing Procedures
 
 
Meisner, Robert & Brion, Steve: Cooperative Education – A University and Employer’s Perspective, 2010
$75.00 USD

The presentation will provide an inside look at the cooperative education program at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. The University will cover some current trends and issues regarding placement, and TEN-E Packaging Services will discuss their history with the UW Stout program and provide an employer’s perspective on the benefits of cooperative education.



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Meisner, Robert & Brion, Steve: Cooperative Education – A University and Employer’s Perspective, 2010
$75.00 USD

The presentation will provide an inside look at the cooperative education program at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. The University will cover some current trends and issues regarding placement, and TEN-E Packaging Services will discuss their history with the UW Stout program and provide an employer’s perspective on the benefits of cooperative education.



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Morrow, Michael: Laboratory Evaluation of ASTM D4169 (Current and Proposed) and ISTA Vibration Profiles, 2015
$75.00 USD

Recently, efforts have been made to update the random vibration profiles located in ASTM D4169. Highlighted will be the changes being proposed to the ASTM standard. The presentation will provide laboratory test results for various packaged products evaluated under the current and proposed ASTM D4169 Truck profiles as well as the ISTA Steel Spring Truck profile. Takeaways: Results of packaged products evaluated under different vibration techniques; Correlation of proposed and current industry test methods to field studies; Overview and highlights from proposed ASTM truck profiles.



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Tags: Vibration
 
 
Morrow, Michael: Laboratory Evaluation of ASTM D4169 (Current and Proposed) and ISTA Vibration Profiles, 2015
$75.00 USD

Recently, efforts have been made to update the random vibration profiles located in ASTM D4169. Highlighted will be the changes being proposed to the ASTM standard. The presentation will provide laboratory test results for various packaged products evaluated under the current and proposed ASTM D4169 Truck profiles as well as the ISTA Steel Spring Truck profile. Takeaways: Results of packaged products evaluated under different vibration techniques; Correlation of proposed and current industry test methods to field studies; Overview and highlights from proposed ASTM truck profiles.



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Nelson, Laura: All Aboard! Further Adventures on Traveling the Sustainable Highway: Case Study - Switching to Rail and More Sustainable Package Design Ideas from the Electronics Industry, 2013
$75.00 USD

Are you tasked with finding GREEN designs for your company’s packaging? Need some ideas to get you started? Green is great, but how do you make it come alive as a packaging engineer? Building from a paper presented in 2010, an experienced packaging engineer from the electronics industry shares lessons learned on the road to sustainability. A case study switching from truck to intermodal transport for inbound electronic cabinets is presented. Additional sustainable package design ideas using air bags and molded bamboo will also be presented.



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Tags: Case Study, Field Data Analysis, Field Data Collection, Rail, Sustainability, Vibration
 
 
Nelson, Laura: All Aboard! Further Adventures on Traveling the Sustainable Highway: Case Study - Switching to Rail and More Sustainable Package Design Ideas from the Electronics Industry, 2013
$75.00 USD

Are you tasked with finding GREEN designs for your company’s packaging? Need some ideas to get you started? Green is great, but how do you make it come alive as a packaging engineer? Building from a paper presented in 2010, an experienced packaging engineer from the electronics industry shares lessons learned on the road to sustainability. A case study switching from truck to intermodal transport for inbound electronic cabinets is presented. Additional sustainable package design ideas using air bags and molded bamboo will also be presented.



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Tags: Case Study, Field Data Analysis, Field Data Collection, Rail, Sustainability, Vibration
 
 
Nelson, Laura: Moving Down the Sustainable Highway: Package Design Ideas and Case Studies From the Electronics Industry, 2010
$75.00 USD

Are you tasked with finding GREEN designs for your company’s packaging? Need some ideas to get you started? Green is great, but how do you make it come alive as a packaging engineer? Hop on board for a tour through some sustainable package design ideas and case studies ranging from suspension packs for circuit card assemblies, air bags, collapsible and reusable large cabinet packs, to disk drive packaging, and opportunities from the inbound supply chain. Practical lessons learned using a variety of materials and design approaches are shared by an experienced packaging engineer from the electronics industry.



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Tags: Design, Sustainability
 
 
Nelson, Laura: Moving Down the Sustainable Highway: Package Design Ideas and Case Studies From the Electronics Industry, 2010
$75.00 USD

Are you tasked with finding GREEN designs for your company’s packaging? Need some ideas to get you started? Green is great, but how do you make it come alive as a packaging engineer? Hop on board for a tour through some sustainable package design ideas and case studies ranging from suspension packs for circuit card assemblies, air bags, collapsible and reusable large cabinet packs, to disk drive packaging, and opportunities from the inbound supply chain. Practical lessons learned using a variety of materials and design approaches are shared by an experienced packaging engineer from the electronics industry.



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Tags: Electronics, Sustainability
 
 
Nicely, Dan: Distribution Measurement as a Company-Wide SOP for all Products, 2010
$75.00 USD

This presentation will explain a methodology of using established company infrastructure to equip KT systems with electronic data recorders, monitor or measure the shipment, and return the devices to the factory for reuse – all in a closed loop tracked process. It will cover how it the process starts at the design engineering NPI (new product introduction) and continues through beta and production shipments.



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Nicely, Dan: Distribution Measurement as a Company-Wide SOP for all Products, 2010
$75.00 USD

This presentation will explain a methodology of using established company infrastructure to equip KT systems with electronic data recorders, monitor or measure the shipment, and return the devices to the factory for reuse – all in a closed loop tracked process. It will cover how it the process starts at the design engineering NPI (new product introduction) and continues through beta and production shipments.



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Notohardjono, Budy: Dynamic Analysis of Forklift and Pallet Jack Handling, 2015
$75.00 USD

This paper discusses the stability analysis of a product while it is being handled by a forklift or pallet jack. The stability criterion is defined as the product not tipping over during relocation. There are several parameters affecting the stability of the product including its weight, width, depth and location of the center of gravity. When the product is handled by a forklift or pallet jack it is bolted onto a pallet. In this situation, the pallet width, height, bottom deck strength and friction coefficient between the forklift fork and the pallet influence the stability. Additionally, the forklift’s speed, turning radius, and deceleration all affect the stability of the product. Finite element modeling is an analytical method that can be used to evaluate the dynamic stability of a product during manual or mechanical handling. Specifically, an explicit finite element model will be solved which allows for the highly nonlinear transient dynamics that are found in complex, real world problems. This analysis method will allow the observation of the initial product dynamics, the fracture of the pallet bottom deck and then the subsequent tip-over interactions of all the bodies. This explicit method will allow the consideration of all the previously stated variables in a dynamic simulation, not possible with simple static, implicit models. The objective of the finite element modeling is to evaluate all the parameters and to provide guidelines on the maximum speed.



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Notohardjono, Budy: Dynamic Analysis of Forklift and Pallet Jack Handling, 2015
$75.00 USD

This paper discusses the stability analysis of a product while it is being handled by a forklift or pallet jack. The stability criterion is defined as the product not tipping over during relocation. There are several parameters affecting the stability of the product including its weight, width, depth and location of the center of gravity. When the product is handled by a forklift or pallet jack it is bolted onto a pallet. In this situation, the pallet width, height, bottom deck strength and friction coefficient between the forklift fork and the pallet influence the stability. Additionally, the forklift’s speed, turning radius, and deceleration all affect the stability of the product. Finite element modeling is an analytical method that can be used to evaluate the dynamic stability of a product during manual or mechanical handling. Specifically, an explicit finite element model will be solved which allows for the highly nonlinear transient dynamics that are found in complex, real world problems. This analysis method will allow the observation of the initial product dynamics, the fracture of the pallet bottom deck and then the subsequent tip-over interactions of all the bodies. This explicit method will allow the consideration of all the previously stated variables in a dynamic simulation, not possible with simple static, implicit models. The objective of the finite element modeling is to evaluate all the parameters and to provide guidelines on the maximum speed.



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Nugent, Corey: Doing More with Less - Sizing your Edge Protection Accurately, 2014
$75.00 USD

When the Edge Protection is cut to the OD height of the product on the pallet, the edge protection is carrying the majority of the load. By accurately sizing the edge protection, both the edge protection and boxes work together to dramatically increase the stacking strength of the entire load.



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Tags: Best Practices, Load Stability, Unitized Loads
 
 
Nugent, Corey: Doing More with Less - Sizing your Edge Protection Accurately, 2014
$75.00 USD

When the Edge Protection is cut to the OD height of the product on the pallet, the edge protection is carrying the majority of the load. By accurately sizing the edge protection, both the edge protection and boxes work together to dramatically increase the stacking strength of the entire load.



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Tags: Best Practices, Load Stability, Unitized Loads
 
 
O'Banion, Brian: Casting our Footprint - An Industry-wide Approach to Documenting & Improving Corrugated Packaging's Sustainability, 2010
$75.00 USD

This presentation is the first public presentation of the first-ever industry-wide life cycle assessment of an average corrugated box including the history, challenges encountered and some thoughts for interpreting the results. The study allowed the industry to document our current position and to map a course for future goals.



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Tags: Corrugated
 
 
O'Banion, Brian: Casting our Footprint – An Industry-wide Approach to Documenting & Improving Corrugated Packaging’s Sustainability, 2010
$75.00 USD

This presentation is the first public presentation of the first-ever industry-wide life cycle assessment of an average corrugated box including the history, challenges encountered and some thoughts for interpreting the results. The study allowed the industry to document our current position and to map a course for future goals.



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Tags: Corrugated
 
 
Parrott, Ryan: Corrugated Container Material Strength Analysis of the Worldwide Supply Base for Intel Corporation
$75.00 USD

This investigation encompasses a corporate goal to standardize corrugated material specifications worldwide and calculate the variation across the suppliers of corrugated papers. A statistically valid sample size was used to develop this design of experiment incorporating edge crush, box compression, and burst testing to determine correlation. Obtained test results were compared with corporate safety factor along with McKee formula comparisons for probability of percent error between compression & ECT values. Testing was completed internally by Intel Corporation following industry standards. Evaluation of increased medium weight and constant overall liner/medium weight demonstrated compression strength improvement. Data analysis demonstrates a strong correlation of material specification across a majority of the sampled supply base to meet supply chain requirements.



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Tags: Compression, Corrugated
 
 
Parrott, Ryan: Corrugated Container Material Strength Analysis of the Worldwide Supply Base for Intel Corporation
$75.00 USD

This investigation encompasses a corporate goal to standardize corrugated material specifications worldwide and calculate the variation across the suppliers of corrugated papers. A statistically valid sample size was used to develop this design of experiment incorporating edge crush, box compression, and burst testing to determine correlation. Obtained test results were compared with corporate safety factor along with McKee formula comparisons for probability of percent error between compression & ECT values. Testing was completed internally by Intel Corporation following industry standards. Evaluation of increased medium weight and constant overall liner/medium weight demonstrated compression strength improvement. Data analysis demonstrates a strong correlation of material specification across a majority of the sampled supply base to meet supply chain requirements.



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Tags: Compression, Corrugated
 
 
Parvis, Robert: Developing a New Protocol for Packaging Tests, 2010
$75.00 USD

Discussion on the progress of a new packaging test protocol that is being developed in partnership with ISTA. The new test protocol will cover all types of packages and is expected to provide more accurate simulations of the distribution environment as it is based on data collection and observations from the Sam’s Club distribution system. This project is part of Walmart’s effort to reduce product packaging while ensuring the reliable transportation of products.



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Tags: ISTA Testing Procedures, Testing
 
 
Potter, Glen: Performance of Expanded Polymer Cushion Materials at Less Than One Inch in Thickness, 2010
$75.00 USD

The purpose of this paper is to determine whether the stress energy method of cushion testing can be applied to polymeric foams with thicknesses less than one inch. A summary of the methods used, test results and implications to the packaging community will be discussed.



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Tags: Foam
 
 
Potter, Glen: Performance of Expanded Polymer Cushion Materials at Less Than One Inch in Thickness, 2010
$75.00 USD

The purpose of this paper is to determine whether the stress energy method of cushion testing can be applied to polymeric foams with thicknesses less than one inch. A summary of the methods used, test results and implications to the packaging community will be discussed.



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Tags: Foam
 
 
Proctor, Karen: A Closer View - ISTA's Responsible Packaging by Design Standard in Use, 2011
$75.00 USD

Companies now track and report source reduction of packaging materials to meet their sustainability goals. Many have set targets of 20 - 25%. As these reductions in packaging materials are made, do product losses increase due to damage? This session provides a more detailed view of how to optimize packaging without increasing product damage. This session is focused on Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) and the Master Test Plan.



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Tags: Design, Packaging Optimization
 
 
Rabenhorst, Randy: Measuring the Cost and Carbon Footprint of Cube or Weight Reduction: An Assessment of WRI Emission Factors and a Comparison to an Improved Methodology, 2010
$75.00 USD

This paper examines the cost and carbon footprint for shipping unit-loads of palletized electronics from Shanghai to a Chicago distribution center via air, sea and land. A comparison is made for shipping the same product in two different cube sizes to understand the enviro-cost economics of cube and weight reduction.



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Tags: Carbon Footprint, Electronics
 
 
Rabenhorst, Randy: Measuring the Cost and Carbon Footprint of Cube or Weight Reduction: An Assessment of WRI Emission Factors and a Comparison to an Improved Methodology, 2010
$75.00 USD

This paper examines the cost and carbon footprint for shipping unit-loads of palletized electronics from Shanghai to a Chicago distribution center via air, sea and land. A comparison is made for shipping the same product in two different cube sizes to understand the enviro-cost economics of cube and weight reduction.



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Tags: Carbon Footprint, Electronics
 
 
Reisman, Harold: Medical Device Packaging: Overcoming the Global Challenges, 2008
$75.00 USD

This presentation will provide a cadence of developing and validating a compliant, low cost, innovative, sustainable packaging system that will knock down the many barriers that companies face on a global basis.



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Tags: Medical Device
 
 
Reisman, Harold: Medical Device Packaging: Overcoming the Global Challenges, 2008
$75.00 USD

This presentation will provide a cadence of developing and validating a compliant, low cost, innovative, sustainable packaging system that will knock down the many barriers that companies face on a global basis.



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Tags: Medical Device
 
 
Robinson, Gary: Packaging Ideas to Market - Breaking the Business Paradigm in 78 Days, 2012
$75.00 USD

This is a story about leadership, about building a team of subject matter experts, and collaborating to win. This is a case study of a company who tore down barriers and turned around their retail business in 78 days!



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Tags: Case Study, Consumer Packaged Goods
 
 
Robinson, Gary: Packaging Ideas to Market - Breaking the Business Paradigm in 78 Days, 2012
$75.00 USD

This is a story about leadership, about building a team of subject matter experts, and collaborating to win. This is a case study of a company who tore down barriers and turned around their retail business in 78 days!



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Tags: Case Study, Consumer Packaged Goods
 
 
Rohr, Christopher: Close To Reality – Tailoring Tests to Cover Additional Demands, 2013
$75.00 USD

Beyond the standard tests like the impact test, shock and vibration test or compression test, there are additional demands in countries with mainly manual handling. This presentation shows the approach and tailoring of new tests to cover demands like `walking on appliances´ or `carrying on the back´.



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Tags: Appliances, Case Study, Consumer Packaged Goods, Damage
 
 
Root, Dale: Constructed Probability, Applying Analysis Results in the Lab in Pursuit of Improved Damage Correlation, 2010
$75.00 USD


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Tags: Damage
 
 
Rouillard, Vincent: How Can I Produce More Realistic Random Vibrations? 2011
$75.00 USD

This presentation describes a method for producing more realistic vibrations for transport simulations. This is achieved by continually varying the Grms level of the random vibrations according to a statistical model. Results show that this approach is capable of successfully reproducing the occasional large amplitude events that are so typical of transport vibrations.



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Tags: Vibration
 
 
Rouillard, Vincent: How Can I Produce More Realistic Random Vibrations? 2011
$75.00 USD

This presentation describes a method for producing more realistic vibrations for transport simulations. This is achieved by continually varying the Grms level of the random vibrations according to a statistical model. Results show that this approach is capable of successfully reproducing the occasional large amplitude events that are so typical of transport vibrations.



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Tags: Vibration
 
 
Rouillard, Vincent: Some Observations on the Heave, Pitch and Roll Vibration of Road Transport Vehicles, 2013
$75.00 USD

This paper describes the initial findings from an investigation into the nature of the pitch, roll and heave motion of road transport vehicles. Because the vertical vibrations emanating from road vehicles have been shown to be significantly more severe than the other modes of vibration, the broadly adopted approach to undertaking transportation field trials have been restricted to simulating the vertical motion. However it is becoming increasingly recognized that, in some cases, the pitch and roll motion experienced under certain conditions, although relatively less severe, can be as detrimental to the shipment as vertical vibrations. This is particularly the case for vehicles with short wheelbases, carrying tall loads. Another motivation for the study is the increasing availability of vibration test systems capable of simultaneously producing vertical, pitch and roll motion. Although data and guidelines for simulating vertical vibrations of road vehicles are readily available, there is a distinct lack of information on pitch and roll motion. This paper describes the findings of a research project aimed at better understanding the relationship between vertical vibrations and pitch and roll motion for road transport vehicles. An inertial measurement unit (IMU) was used to collect heave, pitch and roll data for a range of conditions (vehicle type and speed and road roughness).



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Tags: Field Data Analysis, Field Data Collection, University Research, Vibration
 
 
Rouillard, Vincent: Some Observations on the Heave, Pitch and Roll Vibration of Road Transport Vehicles, 2013
$75.00 USD

This paper describes the initial findings from an investigation into the nature of the pitch, roll and heave motion of road transport vehicles. Because the vertical vibrations emanating from road vehicles have been shown to be significantly more severe than the other modes of vibration, the broadly adopted approach to undertaking transportation field trials have been restricted to simulating the vertical motion. However it is becoming increasingly recognized that, in some cases, the pitch and roll motion experienced under certain conditions, although relatively less severe, can be as detrimental to the shipment as vertical vibrations. This is particularly the case for vehicles with short wheelbases, carrying tall loads. Another motivation for the study is the increasing availability of vibration test systems capable of simultaneously producing vertical, pitch and roll motion. Although data and guidelines for simulating vertical vibrations of road vehicles are readily available, there is a distinct lack of information on pitch and roll motion. This paper describes the findings of a research project aimed at better understanding the relationship between vertical vibrations and pitch and roll motion for road transport vehicles. An inertial measurement unit (IMU) was used to collect heave, pitch and roll data for a range of conditions (vehicle type and speed and road roughness).



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Tags: Field Data Analysis, Field Data Collection, University Research, Vibration
 
 
Rupert, Ralph & Bisha, Jim: Stability Evaluation and Comparison of Stretch Hooding versus Stretch Wrap Unit Loads, 2008
$75.00 USD

 Current research has investigated the effectiveness of new stretch hooding to stabilize unit loads during material handling. Stretch hooding was compared to stretch wrap, vertical stretch wrap, and strapping during vibration and unit load impacts.



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Tags: Stretch Film
 
 
Rupert, Ralph & Bisha, Jim: Stability Evaluation and Comparison of Stretch Hooding versus Stretch Wrap Unit Loads, 2008
$75.00 USD

 Current research has investigated the effectiveness of new stretch hooding to stabilize unit loads during material handling. Stretch hooding was compared to stretch wrap, vertical stretch wrap, and strapping during vibration and unit load impacts.



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Tags: Stretch Film
 
 
Rupert, Ralph & Hagedorn, Alex: Loading Method Influence on Container Efficiency, 2010
$75.00 USD

 Global industrialization occurred in response to both consumers and manufacturers demand for lower product prices and availability of goods and services. As a result, products are transported greater distances. Shipping constitutes the majority of logistics costs in the export/import supply chain. Shippers and buyers commonly attempt to minimize these costs by maximizing the capacity of ocean freight containers (cube or weight). A systematic approach was developed to determine which method of loading (floor loading or unitizing on pallets) is most efficient in regard to cost and time.



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Rupert, Ralph & Hagedorn, Alex: Loading Method Influence on Container Efficiency, 2010
$75.00 USD

 Global industrialization occurred in response to both consumers and manufacturers demand for lower product prices and availability of goods and services. As a result, products are transported greater distances. Shipping constitutes the majority of logistics costs in the export/import supply chain. Shippers and buyers commonly attempt to minimize these costs by maximizing the capacity of ocean freight containers (cube or weight). A systematic approach was developed to determine which method of loading (floor loading or unitizing on pallets) is most efficient in regard to cost and time.



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Rupert, Ralph: Effect of Stretch Wrap Prestretch on Unit Load Stability, 2014
$75.00 USD

This presentation is a case study that investigates different stretch wrap films on bottled water unit loads. The study uses unit load stability as part of the performance characteristics. The films vary in manufacturer, gauge, and prestretch levels.



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Tags: Load Stability, Stretch Film, Unitized Loads
 
 
Rupert, Ralph: Effect of Stretch Wrap Prestretch on Unit Load Stability, 2014
$75.00 USD

This presentation is a case study that investigates different stretch wrap films on bottled water unit loads. The study uses unit load stability as part of the performance characteristics. The films vary in manufacturer, gauge, and prestretch levels.



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Tags: Load Stability, Stretch Film, Unitized Loads
 
 
Rupert, Ralph: Pallets and Mold Control, 2013
$75.00 USD

Mold growth on pallets continues to be problematic for both pallet producers and users. This presentation will discussed the importance of proper pallet storage and the role of moisture in preventing mold growth. There is often a misconception that heat treatment for ISPM15 requirements is also a mold prevention method. In fact, heat treatment often enhances the potential of mold growth. A introduction into alternative chemical treatments will be included.



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Tags: Best Practices
 
 
Rupert, Ralph: Pallets and Mold Control, 2013
$75.00 USD

Mold growth on pallets continues to be problematic for both pallet producers and users. This presentation will discussed the importance of proper pallet storage and the role of moisture in preventing mold growth. There is often a misconception that heat treatment for ISPM15 requirements is also a mold prevention method. In fact, heat treatment often enhances the potential of mold growth. A introduction into alternative chemical treatments will be included.



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Tags: Best Practices
 
 
Rupert, Ralph: Unit Load Stability Test Method Development, 2011
$75.00 USD

One area of transport packaging that lacks a quantifiable test method is unit load stability. While the worst case failure scenario is obvious, intermediate stability comparison is difficult. A test method to evaluate the level of package shift in the unit load during impact will be presented.



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Tags: Load Stability, Test Development
 
 
Rupert, Ralph: Unit Load Stability Test Method Development, 2011
$75.00 USD

One area of transport packaging that lacks a quantifiable test method is unit load stability. While the worst case failure scenario is obvious, intermediate stability comparison is difficult. A test method to evaluate the level of package shift in the unit load during impact will be presented.



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Tags: Load Stability, Test Development
 
 
Rutledge, Larry: Distribution Tote Testing, 2011
$75.00 USD

Plastic and corrugated distribution totes are widely used in pharmaceutical and healthcare transport from distribution centers (DCs) to individual stores. To date, there has not been a study on product damages in this process. This project will assess damages to healthcare products, survey attempts to reduce damages, and recommend good practices and pre-shipment test procedures.



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Tags: Testing
 
 
Rutledge, Larry: Distribution Tote Testing, 2011
$75.00 USD

Plastic and corrugated distribution totes are widely used in pharmaceutical and healthcare transport from distribution centers (DCs) to individual stores. To date, there has not been a study on product damages in this process. This project will assess damages to healthcare products, survey attempts to reduce damages, and recommend good practices and pre-shipment test procedures.



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Tags: Testing
 
 
Sabre, Sean: Sustainable Packaging and Supply Chain Strategy: Thinking Beyond the BOM, 2011
$75.00 USD

The 4-dimensional approach to packaging design within a system (design for manufacturing, design for assembly/disassembly, design for logistics and design for environment) will be discussed in addition to sustainability as a metric for supply chain modeling and packaging strategy impact.



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Tags: Design, Sustainability
 
 
Saha, Koushik: An Evaluation of Clamp Truck Handling Practices at Sears Distribution Centers, 2015
$75.00 USD

 A carton clamp device is advantageous as it allows operators to move layers of a unitized load individually, and eliminates the need for a pallet when handling full unitized loads. The required clamping force typically changes depending on the size, shape, and weight of the load. This creates the potential for under-clamping (slippage) and over-clamping (compressive damage). Sears as a company uses carton-clamping methodologies as opposed to traditional fork and pallet lifting methods in their warehouse. In the United States their merchandise is stored in a distribution center until being shipped to individual retailers. This project focuses on the portion of the distribution channel from the distribution center to the retailer. The primary objective was to provide clamp truck handling related guidelines that could be used in practice by Sears Holding Corporation warehoused merchandise. Product of varying sizes was tested in several different configurations to be carried by a carton clamp according to a modified version of ISTA 3B.



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Saha, Koushik: An Evaluation of Clamp Truck Handling Practices at Sears Distribution Centers, 2015
$75.00 USD

 A carton clamp device is advantageous as it allows operators to move layers of a unitized load individually, and eliminates the need for a pallet when handling full unitized loads. The required clamping force typically changes depending on the size, shape, and weight of the load. This creates the potential for under-clamping (slippage) and over-clamping (compressive damage). Sears as a company uses carton-clamping methodologies as opposed to traditional fork and pallet lifting methods in their warehouse. In the United States their merchandise is stored in a distribution center until being shipped to individual retailers. This project focuses on the portion of the distribution channel from the distribution center to the retailer. The primary objective was to provide clamp truck handling related guidelines that could be used in practice by Sears Holding Corporation warehoused merchandise. Product of varying sizes was tested in several different configurations to be carried by a carton clamp according to a modified version of ISTA 3B.



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Sanders, Bob: A Model for Carbon Management in Transportation, 2008
$75.00 USD

 IBM has developed a tool that can help manage carbon emissions and other operational metrics associated with outbound finished goods shipments. The objective of the tool is to support important executive level business decisions by providing an ability to consider the economic and environmental aspects of alternative operational choices. The tool allows decision makers to compare alternative approaches considering packaging size, sourcing, transportation routing, and service level agreements. This talk will articulate a general framework that IBM Research has for modeling carbon emissions in a supply chain and the demo of the tool which is the first module of what will eventually become a tool capable of modeling carbon emissions in other areas of a supply chain.



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Tags: Carbon Footprint
 
 
Sanders, Bob: A Model for Carbon Management in Transportation, 2008
$75.00 USD

 IBM has developed a tool that can help manage carbon emissions and other operational metrics associated with outbound finished goods shipments. The objective of the tool is to support important executive level business decisions by providing an ability to consider the economic and environmental aspects of alternative operational choices. The tool allows decision makers to compare alternative approaches considering packaging size, sourcing, transportation routing, and service level agreements. This talk will articulate a general framework that IBM Research has for modeling carbon emissions in a supply chain and the demo of the tool which is the first module of what will eventually become a tool capable of modeling carbon emissions in other areas of a supply chain.



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Tags: Carbon Footprint
 
 
Sanders, Robert: RTST Part 2: Packaging & Handling Recommendations for Top Heavy Products, 2011
$75.00 USD

This presentation takes the findings from RTST's dynamic analyses and observations and translates that into specific actionable recommendations. This includes product and packaging design as well as handling techniques applicable to top heavy products. A human factors study of proposed safe handling icons for packaged products will also be presented.



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Tags: Design
 
 
Sanders, Robert: RTST Part 2: Packaging & Handling Recommendations for Top Heavy Products, 2011
$75.00 USD

This presentation takes the findings from RTST's dynamic analyses and observations and translates that into specific actionable recommendations. This includes product and packaging design as well as handling techniques applicable to top heavy products. A human factors study of proposed safe handling icons for packaged products will also be presented.



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Tags: Design
 
 
Schueneman, Herb: Will the REAL Random Vibration Spectrum Please Stand Up?, 2008
$75.00 USD

Many different shapes of random vibration spectra are being suggested as the "true" input from a truck, rail car, or aircraft. Does the shape of the spectrum REALLY affect the results of the test? The results of this simple experiment may help reduce the complexity of product and package vibration performance testing.



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Tags: Vibration
 
 
Schueneman, Herb: Will the REAL Random Vibration Spectrum Please Stand Up?, 2008
$75.00 USD

Many different shapes of random vibration spectra are being suggested as the "true" input from a truck, rail car, or aircraft. Does the shape of the spectrum REALLY affect the results of the test? The results of this simple experiment may help reduce the complexity of product and package vibration performance testing.



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Tags: Vibration
 
 
Seeley, Jeff: Lean / Six Sigma Techniques for Controlled Temperature Distribution, 2012
$75.00 USD

The program will introduce the use of Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) tools and techniques in the development of Controlled Temperature Distribution practices. Distribution situations for new and existing systems will be highlighted, with potential applications for the various DFSS tools. Passive / Active thermal containers, temperature controlled trucks, storage freezers / refrigerators and Risk Management are all appropriate discussion topics.



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Tags: Pharma, Thermal Packaging
 
 
Sheppard Fidler, Sam: Challenges and Opportunities for Packaging in the Multi-Channel World, 2015
$75.00 USD

This presentation will provide insight in to the latest trends in European retail, looking at the rapid growth of ‘discounters’ and how this is changing the retailer landscape. In addition the presentation will provide a view on the growth of e-commerce, running in parallel to the discounter trend. The presenter will discuss how suppliers are facing potentially conflicting and divergent demands from retail and e-tail (the challenges and dilemmas), as well as some of the key opportunities for packaging, retail and the supply chain. Takeaways: 
• A view of retail and consumer trends in Europe 
• Insight in to the complexities of managing e-commerce from packaging perspective 
• Stimulus for improvement opportunities through case studies showing poor and good practice



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Sheppard Fidler, Sam: Challenges and Opportunities for Packaging in the Multi-Channel World, 2015
$75.00 USD

This presentation will provide insight in to the latest trends in European retail, looking at the rapid growth of ‘discounters’ and how this is changing the retailer landscape. In addition the presentation will provide a view on the growth of e-commerce, running in parallel to the discounter trend. The presenter will discuss how suppliers are facing potentially conflicting and divergent demands from retail and e-tail (the challenges and dilemmas), as well as some of the key opportunities for packaging, retail and the supply chain. Takeaways: 
• A view of retail and consumer trends in Europe 
• Insight in to the complexities of managing e-commerce from packaging perspective 
• Stimulus for improvement opportunities through case studies showing poor and good practice



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Sheppard Fidler, Sam: Future Technology Solutions to Delivering on Sustainability, 2010
$75.00 USD

 A number of valuable presentations have been made at the Forum in recent years focusing on sustainability and the critical importance of this issue; in some cases this has included example packaging reduction initiatives that demonstrated tangible areas for improvement. This presentation discusses a number of hypothetical solutions further into the future by considering the technology, packaging, logistics and supply chain advances that we might need to engineer to make a step change towards sustainability.



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Tags: Sustainability
 
 
Sheppard Fidler, Sam: The Importance of Focused Test Method Development
$75.00 USD

A range of distribution test methods have been developed over the years; importantly in recent years this has broadened to include tests for non-standard shaped packs and to cover retailer operations. These recent methods help in reproducing hazards that regular standards overlook. This presentation discusses the importance of focused test method development for selected products, illustrated through two case studies.



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Tags: Test Development, Testing
 
 
Sheppard Fidler, Sam: The Importance of Focused Test Method Development
$75.00 USD

A range of distribution test methods have been developed over the years; importantly in recent years this has broadened to include tests for non-standard shaped packs and to cover retailer operations. These recent methods help in reproducing hazards that regular standards overlook. This presentation discusses the importance of focused test method development for selected products, illustrated through two case studies.



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Tags: Test Development, Testing
 
 
Shires, David: Distribution Testing of Works of Art, 2008
$75.00 USD

Valuable paintings are frequently shipped around the world for exhibition loans. These products defy conventional packaging design methodology; each painting is unique, undefined, irreplaceable and often very old. This paper reviews previous work on the topic and describes the testing of a recently developed returnable pack system.



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Tags: Returnable Packaging, Testing
 
 
Shires, David: Distribution Testing of Works of Art, 2008
$75.00 USD

Valuable paintings are frequently shipped around the world for exhibition loans. These products defy conventional packaging design methodology; each painting is unique, undefined, irreplaceable and often very old. This paper reviews previous work on the topic and describes the testing of a recently developed returnable pack system.



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Tags: Returnable Packaging, Testing
 
 
Shires, David: Hazards Along The Supply Chain, 2009
$75.00 USD

Products must be designed and packaged to be durable to supply chain hazards. This paper considers the diversity in supply chains and the importance of effective supply chain mapping. Case studies will be presented showing how packaging optimization can be supported by appropriate testing linked to good supply chain knowledge.



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Tags: Supply Chain
 
 
Shires, David: Hazards Along The Supply Chain, 2009
$75.00 USD

Products must be designed and packaged to be durable to supply chain hazards. This paper considers the diversity in supply chains and the importance of effective supply chain mapping. Case studies will be presented showing how packaging optimization can be supported by appropriate testing linked to good supply chain knowledge.



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Tags: Supply Chain
 
 
Shires, David: Moisture Problems in Containerised Beer Shipments, 2013
$75.00 USD

 "Condensation (container sweating) is a problem that affects many containerised shipments. The UK P&I Club (a major international marine insurer) report that water damage accounts for 10% of containerised shipment damage claims. The US is a significant export market for major UK breweries. Beer is exported in can, bottle and keg formats. Export is made by sea container freight to both east and west coast ports. The combination of efficiency in logistics, collation pack formats and product temperature makes beer exports particularly vulnerable to moisture damage. This presentation will examine the causes of container sweating and the range of controls introduced by brewers to prevent moisture damage."



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Tags: Case Study, Consumer Packaged Goods, Ocean Freight
 
 
Shires, David: Pressures in the Supply Chain Which can Frustrate the Development of Responsible Packaging, 2014
$75.00 USD

There is an on-going major focus on reducing the environmental impacts of packaging, at both primary and distribution levels. Many packaging engineers are tasked to re-design primary and transport packs against an agenda of improved sustainability and / or the use of “greener” materials. This paper examines a range of pressures that can cause poor design decisions with the result of ineffective or counterproductive environmental initiatives.



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Tags: Packaging Optimization, Retail, Sustainability
 
 
Shires, David: Pressures in the Supply Chain Which can Frustrate the Development of Responsible Packaging, 2014
$75.00 USD

There is an on-going major focus on reducing the environmental impacts of packaging, at both primary and distribution levels. Many packaging engineers are tasked to re-design primary and transport packs against an agenda of improved sustainability and / or the use of “greener” materials. This paper examines a range of pressures that can cause poor design decisions with the result of ineffective or counterproductive environmental initiatives.



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Tags: Packaging Optimization, Retail, Sustainability
 
 
Shires, David: The Comparison of Different Vibration Test Methodologies, 2011
$75.00 USD

With the development of new vibration test techniques there is real interest in understanding how different test techniques correlate with field performance. Real sample correlation studies are an ideal approach to test evaluation but present challenges of time, cost and sample requirements: these are rarely reported in the public domain. Pira is undertaking studies to develop vibration response systems to provide a way of comparing different test methods. This paper presents the findings of two systems; one based on the movement of a threaded weight and one on surface scuffing.



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Tags: Testing, Vibration
 
 
Shires, David: The Comparison of Different Vibration Test Methodologies, 2011
$75.00 USD

With the development of new vibration test techniques there is real interest in understanding how different test techniques correlate with field performance. Real sample correlation studies are an ideal approach to test evaluation but present challenges of time, cost and sample requirements: these are rarely reported in the public domain. Pira is undertaking studies to develop vibration response systems to provide a way of comparing different test methods. This paper presents the findings of two systems; one based on the movement of a threaded weight and one on surface scuffing.



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Tags: Testing, Vibration
 
 
Shires, David: Time Acceleration of Random Vibration Tests, 2010
$75.00 USD

Most standard vibration tests are run at increased intensity to reduce test time. This paper reviews the thinking behind test acceleration and considers the implications of accelerating kurtosis corrected tests – with some interesting and surprising results!



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Tags: Vibration
 
 
Shires, David: Time Acceleration of Random Vibration Tests, 2010
$75.00 USD

Most standard vibration tests are run at increased intensity to reduce test time. This paper reviews the thinking behind test acceleration and considers the implications of accelerating kurtosis corrected tests – with some interesting and surprising results!



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Tags: Vibration
 
 
Singh, Jay & Saha, Koushik: Assessment of Single-use Cold Chain Packaging and Distribution Towards Maintaining the 2-8°C Range, 2011
$75.00 USD

Cold chain solutions typically involve excessive packaging to ensure that the desired product temperature is maintained through distribution thereby increasing the logistics related costs, which are estimated to be six times as compared to the package itself. There are numerous solutions available for shipping temperature sensitive products that include a variety of packaging materials as well as refrigerants. Though characteristics such as the R-values of package systems and the melting points and heat absorption rates of various refrigerants have been studied in the past, none of the past studies have evaluated the effect of distribution (vibration, shocks, ambient temperature, etc.) on the reliability of the cold chain packaging solutions. This research studied the temperature profiles for factors such as the different densities for a given thickness of packaging material, wall thicknesses and distribution environment hazards. The findings of this study will be decisive in designing cost efficient and practical single-use cold chain transportation solutions for temperature sensitive products.



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Tags: Design, Thermal Packaging
 
 
Singh, Jay & Saha, Koushik: Assessment of Single-use Cold Chain Packaging and Distribution Towards Maintaining the 2-8°C Range, 2011
$75.00 USD

Cold chain solutions typically involve excessive packaging to ensure that the desired product temperature is maintained through distribution thereby increasing the logistics related costs, which are estimated to be six times as compared to the package itself. There are numerous solutions available for shipping temperature sensitive products that include a variety of packaging materials as well as refrigerants. Though characteristics such as the R-values of package systems and the melting points and heat absorption rates of various refrigerants have been studied in the past, none of the past studies have evaluated the effect of distribution (vibration, shocks, ambient temperature, etc.) on the reliability of the cold chain packaging solutions. This research studied the temperature profiles for factors such as the different densities for a given thickness of packaging material, wall thicknesses and distribution environment hazards. The findings of this study will be decisive in designing cost efficient and practical single-use cold chain transportation solutions for temperature sensitive products.



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Singh, Jay & Saha, Koushik: Development of New Standardized Package System for Imported Fresh Mangos, 2013
$75.00 USD

This study conducted a review of current packaging systems for mangos that are imported into the US from various countries in Latin America and South America. Over 1500 growers use over hundred different styles of shipping containers to ship fresh mangos into the United States retail stores. The study reviewed post-harvest, processing, packaging, and shipping conditions for fresh mangos. The paper will present findings based on strength of boxes and requirements for temperature control.



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Tags: Corrugated, Design, Food Packaging, University Research
 
 
Singh, Jay: Carton Clamp Test Methodologies and the Affects on Load Containment and Retention, 2014
$75.00 USD

A carton clamp device is advantageous as it allows operators to move layers of a unitized load individually, and eliminates the need for a pallet when handling full unitized loads. The required clamping force typically changes depending on the size, shape, and weight of the load. This creates the potential for under-clamping (slippage) and over-clamping (compressive damage). While ISTA provides a calculated and stationary simulation of carton clamp handling in its ISTA 6-SAMS test protocol, ASTM offers a more dynamic and observational approach through its ASTM D6055 standard. This study examines whether or not a common ground can be reached towards implementing a carton clamp lift truck as found in industry allowing for mobile (hazard course) testing. A modified version of ISTA 3B was paired off against ASTM 6055 for observing the test methodologies’ effect on load containment, load retention, and the effects of ride height and driver interaction.



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Tags: Clamp Testing, Compression, Unitized Loads
 
 
Singh, Jay: Carton Clamp Test Methodologies and the Affects on Load Containment and Retention, 2014
$75.00 USD

 A carton clamp device is advantageous as it allows operators to move layers of a unitized load individually, and eliminates the need for a pallet when handling full unitized loads. The required clamping force typically changes depending on the size, shape, and weight of the load. This creates the potential for under-clamping (slippage) and over-clamping (compressive damage). While ISTA provides a calculated and stationary simulation of carton clamp handling in its ISTA 6-SAMS test protocol, ASTM offers a more dynamic and observational approach through its ASTM D6055 standard. This study examines whether or not a common ground can be reached towards implementing a carton clamp lift truck as found in industry allowing for mobile (hazard course) testing. A modified version of ISTA 3B was paired off against ASTM 6055 for observing the test methodologies’ effect on load containment, load retention, and the effects of ride height and driver interaction.



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Tags: Clamp Testing, Compression, Unitized Loads
 
 
Singh, Jay: LTL Truck Vibration Characterization of Various Loading Equipment and Conditions During Transit, 2015
$75.00 USD

Many studies have been done to characterize the vibration of a trailer during transit. These studies form the basis for many industry standard package tests. In reality, many packages do not rest directly on the trailer during transit. For example, freight can be stacked onto other freight, onto decking beams, or decking tables. Through extensive related field data gathering, this study attempts to understand how the vibration conditions of a wider range of common loading conditions may change package designs and testing.



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Singh, Jay: Measurement and Analysis of Temperature and Pressure in High Altitude Air Shipments, 2008
$75.00 USD

This study measured temperature and pressure in air shipments using both feeder aircraft and long range jet aircraft. Results show pressure drop rates as well as levels in aircraft shipments for long inter-continental flights as well short feeder aircraft. Recommended changes to existing test methods will be presented.



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Tags: Air Freight
 
 
Singh, Jay: Measurement and Analysis of Temperature and Pressure in High Altitude Air Shipments, 2008
$75.00 USD

This study measured temperature and pressure in air shipments using both feeder aircraft and long range jet aircraft. Results show pressure drop rates as well as levels in aircraft shipments for long inter-continental flights as well short feeder aircraft. Recommended changes to existing test methods will be presented.



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Tags: Air Freight
 
 
Singh, Paul: Development of a Single Air Parcel Shipment Test Federal Aviation Administration, Washington DC, USA, 2015
$75.00 USD

Many studies have been done to characterize the vibration of a trailer during transit. These studies form the basis for many industry standard package tests. In reality, many packages do not rest directly on the trailer during transit. For example, freight can be stacked onto other freight, onto decking beams, or decking tables. Through extensive related field data gathering, this study attempts to understand how the vibration conditions of a wider range of common loading conditions may change package designs and testing.



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Singh, Paul: Dynamics of SMALLS!, 2008
$75.00 USD

The single parcel carriers handle groups of very small packages, identified as "SMALLS", in bags collectively as they are sorted and shipped. This study quantifies the dynamics of these small individual packages as they are handled, sorted and shipped through the single parcel environment to better understand what happens to these packages individually.



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Tags: Air Freight
 
 
Singh, Paul: Dynamics of SMALLS!, 2008
$75.00 USD

The single parcel carriers handle groups of very small packages, identified as "SMALLS", in bags collectively as they are sorted and shipped. This study quantifies the dynamics of these small individual packages as they are handled, sorted and shipped through the single parcel environment to better understand what happens to these packages individually.



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Tags: Air Freight
 
 
Singh, Paul: Handling of Sea Containers in International Ports, 2010
$75.00 USD

 In today’s global shipping environment, handling of sea containers continues to be a challenge as port conditions vary. This presentation will share some recent studies done to collect data and video on handling of containers at global ports.



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Tags: Ocean Freight
 
 
Singh, Paul: Packaging Forensics: Using Science to Reduce Liability and Risk from Transport Packaging, 2012
$75.00 USD

 The presentation will cover testimony and expert opinions involving packaging including cases for Department of Justice and major US companies for hazardous materials and consumer packaging.



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Tags: Best Practices, Lessons Learned
 
 
Singh, Paul: The Role of
$75.00 USD

This presentation will discuss the importance of packaging and transportation research driving ISTA to be a leader in the next decade. It will empower the participants and ISTA member organizations to develop a collective effort to enhance the strength of developing new and updated test methods and knowledge to keep ISTA at the forefront of new technologies and applications in distribution packaging.



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Tags: Research, University Research
 
 
Smith, Kevin: Warehouse-to-Warfighter - “Developing Test Methods for Success”, 2013
$75.00 USD

 " Military packaging provides protection for ammunition, equipment, and medical supplies within the logistics chain worldwide. Unlike commercial supply chains, packages distributed in the military logistics chain are exposed to excessive (rough) handling, extreme (shock, vibration, & weather, conditions) during various modes of transportation by (air, land, & sea) and is required to perform at the highest level ensuring the War Fighters success on the battlefield. 

Speak on: 

- Severity of experience – combat 
- Uniqueness of requirements - ( beans, band aids, bullets) 
- Changes in environment - location, host nation support, etc. 
- Global challenges – language, culture 
- Diversity of missions – war, training, humanitarian"



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Tags: Military Packaging, Returnable Packaging
 
 
Stitzel, Susie: Automated Design and Integration in the Packaging Workflow – Case Studies, 2010
$75.00 USD

A series of case studies will be used to illustrate new technologies and methods for automating packaging design, virtual prototyping, interfacing packaging design with business and logistics systems, enabling collaboration through the packaging supply chain and utilizing on-demand, one off packaging technologies to replace damaged shippers onsite at the retailer.



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Tags: Case Study, Design
 
 
Stitzel, Susie: Automated Design and Integration in the Packaging Workflow – Case Studies, 2010
$75.00 USD

A series of case studies will be used to illustrate new technologies and methods for automating packaging design, virtual prototyping, interfacing packaging design with business and logistics systems, enabling collaboration through the packaging supply chain and utilizing on-demand, one off packaging technologies to replace damaged shippers onsite at the retailer.



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Tags: Case Study, Design
 
 
Stone, Luther "Chip": Altitude on Random: Why Run Altitude Testing on a Vibration Table?, 2015
$75.00 USD

"What is altitude testing? What is altitude simulation? Is there a difference? Why not run separate altitude and vibration tests? What are the standards? How is it done? Do I need to do it? Here are answers to these questions along with a couple of case studies. 

Takeaways: Learn whether you need to consider “Altitude on Random” testing. Learn when you need to and what you need to perform it."



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Stone, Luther "Chip": Altitude on Random: Why Run Altitude Testing on a Vibration Table?, 2015
$75.00 USD

"What is altitude testing? What is altitude simulation? Is there a difference? Why not run separate altitude and vibration tests? What are the standards? How is it done? Do I need to do it? Here are answers to these questions along with a couple of case studies. 

Takeaways: Learn whether you need to consider “Altitude on Random” testing. Learn when you need to and what you need to perform it."



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Stone, Luther: Compression Testing: Fixed vs. Floating Platen, 2011
$75.00 USD

What is the difference between fixed and floating platen compression testing? How are the results different? Why are the results different? When should I consider using floating platen? This presentation will include data as well as discussion.



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Tags: Compression, Testing
 
 
Stone, Luther: Compression Testing: Fixed vs. Floating Platen, 2011
$75.00 USD

What is the difference between fixed and floating platen compression testing? How are the results different? Why are the results different? When should I consider using floating platen? This presentation will include data as well as discussion.



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Tags: Compression, Testing
 
 
Stone, Luther: Statistics 101 - Sigma, Sigma, Sigma is Not a Fraternity, 2013
$75.00 USD

What's wrong with average? What's a sigma? Why would I want six of them? Why would I sometimes only want four of them. How can I calculate sigma? What's a CoV?



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Tags: Best Practices, Field Data Analysis
 
 
Stone, Luther: Statistics 101 - Sigma, Sigma, Sigma is Not a Fraternity, 2013
$75.00 USD

What's wrong with average? What's a sigma? Why would I want six of them? Why would I sometimes only want four of them. How can I calculate sigma? What's a CoV?



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Tags: Best Practices, Field Data Collection
 
 
Stone, Luther: Vibration Testing 101, 2008
$75.00 USD

What is vibration and why should you care about it? What is resonance and why should you care about it? When shouldn’t you care about resonance? Why does the second layer of cases on some pallets show more compression damage than the bottom layer, even though the bottom layer has more weight on it? How can you simulate a stacked vibration test, including resonance, using only one case of product? Why does a pallet affect a vibration test? How will I answer all these questions in the time allotted? There’s only one way to find out.



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Tags: Vibration
 
 
Stone, Luther: Vibration Testing 101, 2008
$75.00 USD

What is vibration and why should you care about it? What is resonance and why should you care about it? When shouldn’t you care about resonance? Why does the second layer of cases on some pallets show more compression damage than the bottom layer, even though the bottom layer has more weight on it? How can you simulate a stacked vibration test, including resonance, using only one case of product? Why does a pallet affect a vibration test? How will I answer all these questions in the time allotted? There’s only one way to find out.



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Tags: Vibration
 
 
Stone, Luther: Wobble - Experiments in Stability Testing, 2014
$75.00 USD

After Ralph Rupert's presentation at the 2011 Transport Packaging Forum, we began experimenting with ways to test and measure unit load stability using an inclined impact tester. Here are several approaches we tried, and what we like and dislike about them. Takeaway: Hopefully you’ll take away ideas you can try in your lab. Better yet, maybe this presentation will spark new ideas, or new ways to use and interpret the results. Even better, maybe your ideas will make their way to ISTA’s Load Stability Workgroup which would help them develop a useable test.



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Tags: Food Packaging, Lessons Learned, Load Stability, Testing, Unitized Loads
 
 
Stone, Luther: Wobble - Experiments in Stability Testing, 2014
$75.00 USD

After Ralph Rupert's presentation at the 2011 Transport Packaging Forum, we began experimenting with ways to test and measure unit load stability using an inclined impact tester. Here are several approaches we tried, and what we like and dislike about them. Takeaway: Hopefully you’ll take away ideas you can try in your lab. Better yet, maybe this presentation will spark new ideas, or new ways to use and interpret the results. Even better, maybe your ideas will make their way to ISTA’s Load Stability Workgroup which would help them develop a useable test.



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Tags: Food Packaging, Lessons Learned, Load Stability, Testing, Unitized Loads
 
 
Strassenburg, Sean: Shock and Vibration in the Field vs. the ISTA 3A Test Procedure, 2011
$75.00 USD

A study comparing shock and vibration aspects of small parcel shipments to the ISTA 3A test, using packaged recording instruments. Variable package size & weight, origin & destination, transportation method, and time for delivery are captured. Field and lab data is compared in an effort to better understand the best way to test products.



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Tags: Field Data Analysis, Field Data Collection, ISTA Testing Procedures, Shock, Testing, Vibration
 
 
Takagi, Masahiro: Virtual and Real Testing to Evaluate Load Security for Heavy Products, 2013
$75.00 USD

Heavy packages cannot be easily tested in the lab to check the effectiveness of their securements against tip over accidents. We will demonstrate how virtual testing (by CAE), supported by real testing, can be utilized to simulate a real-world tip over accident for examination and improvement.



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Tags: Computer Modeling, Research
 
 
Takagi, Masahiro: Virtual and Real Testing to Evaluate Load Security for Heavy Products, 2013
$75.00 USD

 Heavy packages cannot be easily tested in the lab to check the effectiveness of their securements against tip over accidents. We will demonstrate how virtual testing (by CAE), supported by real testing, can be utilized to simulate a real-world tip over accident for examination and improvement.



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Tags: Computer Modeling, Research
 
 
Takagi, Masahiro; Kamba, Nobuyuki & Hoshino, Hiroaki:Applying CAE Simulation to Evaluate a Vibration Isolator , 2011
$75.00 USD

As cultural properties cannot be physically tested, Tokyo National Museum is studying to apply CAE simulation to its protective packaging evaluation. We will explain how we obtained favorable simulation results from the combination of actual testing and proper modeling of a vibration isolator which has a non-linear response characteristic.



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Tags: Testing
 
 
Takagi, Masahiro; Kamba, Nobuyuki & Hoshino, Hiroaki:Applying CAE Simulation to Evaluate a Vibration Isolator , 2011
$75.00 USD

As cultural properties cannot be physically tested, Tokyo National Museum is studying to apply CAE simulation to its protective packaging evaluation. We will explain how we obtained favorable simulation results from the combination of actual testing and proper modeling of a vibration isolator which has a non-linear response characteristic.



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Tags: Testing, Vibration
 
 
Tang, Edmund: Optimizing Cube Utilization and Supply Chain in the Distribution Environment (The Cube Chain Method), 2009
$75.00 USD

 The Damage Boundary Method often leads to a wasteful package, because it does not consider the supply chain and cube utilization. The Cube Chain Method is an alternative package development technique that focuses on both these aspects in an attempt to address the issue.



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Tags: Cube Optimization, Supply Chain
 
 
Tang, Edmund: Optimizing Cube Utilization and Supply Chain in the Distribution Environment (The Cube Chain Method), 2009
$75.00 USD

 The Damage Boundary Method often leads to a wasteful package, because it does not consider the supply chain and cube utilization. The Cube Chain Method is an alternative package development technique that focuses on both these aspects in an attempt to address the issue.



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Tags: Cube Optimization, Supply Chain
 
 
Tang, Edmund: Optimizing Cube Utilization and Supply Chain in the Distribution Environment (The Cube Chain Method), 2009
$75.00 USD

The Damage Boundary Method often leads to a wasteful package, because it does not consider the supply chain and cube utilization. The Cube Chain Method is an alternative package development technique that focuses on both these aspects in an attempt to address the issue.



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Tags: Cube Optimization, Supply Chain
 
 
Thomas, Richard: Investigation of Testing Protocols for Shipping Unitized Loads, 2010
$75.00 USD

 With companies adjusting their packaging needs to the changing economy, many are asking packaging labs to test pallet loads for ability to survive the anticipated distribution environments. But they don’t know which testing protocol to use. This investigation compares ISTA 3E, NMFC Rule 180, and the new ISTA Project 3B for a number of real products, packages, and situations.



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Tags: Testing, Unitized Loads
 
 
Thomas, Richard: Investigation of Testing Protocols for Shipping Unitized Loads, 2010
$75.00 USD

 With companies adjusting their packaging needs to the changing economy, many are asking packaging labs to test pallet loads for ability to survive the anticipated distribution environments. But they don’t know which testing protocol to use. This investigation compares ISTA 3E, NMFC Rule 180, and the new ISTA Project 3B for a number of real products, packages, and situations.



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Tags: Testing, Unitized Loads
 
 
Torres, Omar: Shelf Life Adoptions - Energy-Aging Graph, 2015
$75.00 USD

Once you have a Packaging System validated and a change comes, you would like to make an assessment to verify that the already validated Packaging System is good for the new product after the change. You will need to demonstrate that the Packaging System is good, not just today but through the range of the Shelf Life. If performance of the Packaging System design needs to be challenged because the resulting product is the worst case, then you need to challenge the Packaging System design at the non-aged and aged condition. You cannot use a previous performance tests (non-aged and aged) as evidence to declare the Shelf Life of a new product. But Shelf Life can be adopted for a new product which is covered under the worst case scenario. This all details are easily explained with a graphical figure that is exposed over an Energy-Aging graph. 

Takeaways: Attendees of this section will have a tool to make right decisions about the required validations activities when a Packaging System or product is changed. The tool, which is a graphical representation, can be used to align working peers on the required test while helping the organization to have a robust validation."



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Torres, Omar: Shelf Life Adoptions - Energy-Aging Graph, 2015
$75.00 USD

Once you have a Packaging System validated and a change comes, you would like to make an assessment to verify that the already validated Packaging System is good for the new product after the change. You will need to demonstrate that the Packaging System is good, not just today but through the range of the Shelf Life. If performance of the Packaging System design needs to be challenged because the resulting product is the worst case, then you need to challenge the Packaging System design at the non-aged and aged condition. You cannot use a previous performance tests (non-aged and aged) as evidence to declare the Shelf Life of a new product. But Shelf Life can be adopted for a new product which is covered under the worst case scenario. This all details are easily explained with a graphical figure that is exposed over an Energy-Aging graph. 

Takeaways: Attendees of this section will have a tool to make right decisions about the required validations activities when a Packaging System or product is changed. The tool, which is a graphical representation, can be used to align working peers on the required test while helping the organization to have a robust validation."



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Tronnes, Jeff & Carlson, Eric: The Story of Mojo: Building a Packaging Focus into Product Design, 2014
$75.00 USD

Companies driven by innovation are most effective when stakeholder input is incorporated early and often. Stratasys embraced this thinking when designing its new 3D desktop printer, Mojo. This presentation will recap the Mojo story, and demonstrate the value of packaging engineering from product design through package design, prototyping and testing.



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Tags: Case Study, Electronics, Packaging Optimization, Testing
 
 
Trost, Thomas: New Experimental Tools for Improving Corrugated Box Performance, 2009
$75.00 USD

It is well known that transportation means high and varying stresses for products as well as packages. To develop boxes with the ‘right’ amount of material and the right construction is crucial. The vibrations and shocks acting on pallets during transportation are transferred to the corrugated boxes and considerably reduce the strength and life time of the boxes. Important parameters to consider are stacking strength, load distribution and the degree of stacking misalignment. This paper presents a technique for investigating these stresses based on a pressure sensitive film, which gives many measuring points and a pictorial description of the stresses that occur. A series of tests using static as well as random and sinusoidal vibration testing have been done utilizing this technique and results have been presented for different positions on the pallet. Also advantages and disadvantages with this technique will be described and new knowledge possible to elaborate will be discussed.



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Tags: Corrugated
 
 
Trost, Thomas: New Experimental Tools for Improving Corrugated Box Performance, 2009
$75.00 USD

It is well known that transportation means high and varying stresses for products as well as packages. To develop boxes with the ‘right’ amount of material and the right construction is crucial. The vibrations and shocks acting on pallets during transportation are transferred to the corrugated boxes and considerably reduce the strength and life time of the boxes. Important parameters to consider are stacking strength, load distribution and the degree of stacking misalignment. This paper presents a technique for investigating these stresses based on a pressure sensitive film, which gives many measuring points and a pictorial description of the stresses that occur. A series of tests using static as well as random and sinusoidal vibration testing have been done utilizing this technique and results have been presented for different positions on the pallet. Also advantages and disadvantages with this technique will be described and new knowledge possible to elaborate will be discussed.



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Tags: Corrugated
 
 
Twede, Diana: Universal Principles of Transit Packaging Throughout History, 2008
$75.00 USD

A critical examination of transit packaging technology throughout 4,000 years of history reveals universal principles. This presentation discusses ancient commercial amphorae, wooden barrels and tea chests, as well as modern ocean containers, corrugated boxes and reusable pallets.



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Twede, Diana: Universal Principles of Transit Packaging Throughout History, 2008
$75.00 USD

A critical examination of transit packaging technology throughout 4,000 years of history reveals universal principles. This presentation discusses ancient commercial amphorae, wooden barrels and tea chests, as well as modern ocean containers, corrugated boxes and reusable pallets.



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Venechuk, Luke: "Dissecting Containment Force: Load Compression, Film Stiffness, and their Roles Stabilizing Unitized Goods", 2015
$75.00 USD

Containment force readings using a pull plate or similar tool are treated as a single force when in reality they are a combination of the compressive force (AKA wrapping force) and the stiffness (AKA stretch resistance) of the wrapped film on the load. Compression and stiffness each contribute to load stability but in different ways. Their contributions are dependent on the inherent vulnerability of the load to different failure modes. This study is a look at the roles of compression and stiffness as isolated variables and the balance required to stabilize a variety of loads with different stabilization requirements. 

Takeaways: What forces comprise “Containment Force” and how are they balanced during a pull plate test. - How to better understand a load’s inherent stability / failure vulnerability and the changing contribution requirements of compression and stiffness."



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Wagner, Brian: Transport Packaging Challenges Related to Global Growth and New Supply Chains, 2013
$75.00 USD

Presentation will review results of new, original research conducted with Packaging World regarding Transport packaging needs and issues related to global growth, new supply chains and related challenges. Packaging World subscribers were surveyed to understand current and anticipated packaging, testing and design related issues and opportunities. You’ll want to hear the results, perspectives and insights from one of our industry leaders.



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Tags: Field Data Collection, Research
 
 
Walker, Brian:Clamp Handling Systems - Do's & Don'ts
$75.00 USD

This presentation will outline & identify areas of package design development & testing involved for a clamp handled product.



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Tags: Clamp Testing, Design
 
 
Walker, Brian:Clamp Handling Systems - Do's & Don'ts
$75.00 USD

This presentation will outline & identify areas of package design development & testing involved for a clamp handled product.



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Tags: Clamp Testing, Design
 
 
Wever, Renee: Adapting your packaging development process to changing supply chains, 2009
$75.00 USD

 Large retailers have become the dominant power in almost all supply chains. They have started to sets demands for packaging, both for compliance with their distribution system, as well as related to sustainability (e.g., Wal-Mart scorecard). Meeting the challenges of these new supply chains, and successfully balancing distribution requirements with marketing requirements and sustainability requirements is one of the great challenges of both brand owners and packaging suppliers. This presentation will use real business cases (mainly from Royal Philips Electronics) to illustrate how to meet those challenges.



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Tags: Design, Supply Chain
 
 
Wever, Renee: Adapting your packaging development process to changing supply chains, 2009
$75.00 USD

 Large retailers have become the dominant power in almost all supply chains. They have started to sets demands for packaging, both for compliance with their distribution system, as well as related to sustainability (e.g., Wal-Mart scorecard). Meeting the challenges of these new supply chains, and successfully balancing distribution requirements with marketing requirements and sustainability requirements is one of the great challenges of both brand owners and packaging suppliers. This presentation will use real business cases (mainly from Royal Philips Electronics) to illustrate how to meet those challenges.



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Tags: Design, Supply Chain
 
 
White, Marhsall: The Effect of Pallet Deck Stiffness on Package Compression, 2015
$75.00 USD

A generalized FEA model of wood pallets, measurements of packaging stiffness and the engineering principles of beam on an elastic foundation have been integrated into a model of the static compression interaction between pallet decks and packaged product. How this unit load design procedure can be used to reduce packaging cost, will be demonstrated with examples. 

Takeaways: Within unit loads the cost of the packaging is often 10 to 50 times more than the cost of the pallet. It will be demonstrated, how a redesign of the pallet can be used to significantly reduce the cost of the packaging on top of the pallet. Control of the pallet design used, is critical to achieving the 8 to 18% packaging cost reduction.



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Wilson, Don: ISTA Standard 20 - The First Global Method for Standardizing the Development of Insulated Shipping Container Performance, 2011
$75.00 USD

Designing, building, and maintaining a cGMP-compliant biopharmaceutical supply chain is one of the greatest challenges facing the biopharmaceutical industry. Regulatory requirements include proving a selected Insulated Shipping Container (ISC) can repeatedly hold designed product loads in acceptable temperature range throughout its supply chain. This presentation on ISTA Standard 20 details the process and procedure for design, testing, and validation of ISCs.



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Tags: ISTA Testing Procedures, Pharma
 
 
Wood, Greg: Reducing Damage in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods Supply Chain, 2004
$75.00 USD

Examining the results of a UK study in to the causes of damage in the FMCG supply chain. The paper also discusses the potential profit improvement potential of addressing the issue and the current parries to progress.



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Tags: Consumer Packaged Goods, Damage
 
 
Wood, Greg: Reducing Damage in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods Supply Chain, 2004
$75.00 USD

Examining the results of a UK study in to the causes of damage in the FMCG supply chain. The paper also discusses the potential profit improvement potential of addressing the issue and the current parries to progress.



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Tags: Consumer Packaged Goods, Damage
 
 
Young, Dennis: Packaging Myths III: Compression, Stacking, Top Load, 2008
$75.00 USD

Compression performance design is a tried and true part of packaging science – or is it? The relationships, the performance indicators, the formulas and the factors – look at them again – for the first time. Is that factor really safe? WWMD – What Would McKee Do?



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Tags: Compression
 
 
Yuan, Jay: Simulation of Primary Package Damage in a Tray-Based Unit Load, 2011
$75.00 USD

With increasing demands for cost-cutting and global awareness of sustainability, shrink-wrapped tray-based unit loads have become more common recently. This exposes the primary package to external loads, such as pre-tension of shrink wraps, tightness, pattern and number of revs of stretch films, stacking load, side compression load, incidental side impact load from transportation, etc. In addition to evaluating unit load stability and performance, computer simulation can go a step further to assess the potential primary package damage that could be caused by the exposed external loads. The simulation detects any potential issues of the primary package at an early stage of the development process, before physical samples are available, with commensurate reductions in risk, cost, and speed to market.



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Tags: Damage
 
 
Yuan, Jay: Simulation of Primary Package Damage in a Tray-Based Unit Load, 2011
$75.00 USD

With increasing demands for cost-cutting and global awareness of sustainability, shrink-wrapped tray-based unit loads have become more common recently. This exposes the primary package to external loads, such as pre-tension of shrink wraps, tightness, pattern and number of revs of stretch films, stacking load, side compression load, incidental side impact load from transportation, etc. In addition to evaluating unit load stability and performance, computer simulation can go a step further to assess the potential primary package damage that could be caused by the exposed external loads. The simulation detects any potential issues of the primary package at an early stage of the development process, before physical samples are available, with commensurate reductions in risk, cost, and speed to market.



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Tags: Damage
 
 
Zhou, Yongquan Joe: "Method and Procedure to Design the Shipping Container for Small Parcel Express Environment", 2015
$75.00 USD

Today, the vibration with top-load test using a vibration tester provides a realistic simulation to test and evaluate the compression performance of the shipping container in the lab. However, the process for designers to design the container has never been investigated. The purpose of this study is to fill the above gap and research and develop a logical, quantitative and practical method and procedure to design a shipping container with required compression strength for vehicle stacking in small parcel express environment. Design examples based on the established method and procedure will be presented, and lab test results of these designs will be compared and discussed. 

Takeaways: A logical, quantitative and practical method and procedure to design a shipping container with required compression strength for vehicle stacking in small parcel express environment.



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