Plan Now for TransPack Forum

This March 25-28, 2013, International Safe Transit Association’s TransPack Forum will be held at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts in Orlando, FL. ISTA’s annual event will offer attendees the chance to learn the latest advancements in responsible transport packaging and the physical distribution of products. TransPack will feature presenations on practical applications, case studies, and technical information.

Speakers will include professionals from the following companies: Clemson University, Bush Brothers & Co., Ongweoweh Corporation, EMC, The Nelson Company, BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH, Hewlett-Packard Company, Victoria University, Australia, Millwood Inc., Rochester Institute of Technology, Cal Poly State University, Georgia Tech Research Institute, Smithers Pira, Cryopak/TCP Reliable, Packaging Forensics Association, Lansmont Corp., United States Marine Corps, The Hershey Company, Compadre, eXcearch Corp., PTIS, ABF Freight System, Michigan State University School of Packaging, Purple Diamond Testing Services, and Ericsson AB. For complete information on the speakers: http://www.transportpackagingforum.com/speakers.htm.

An ISTA-Certified Packaging Laboratory Professional (CPLP) Workshop will also be held to certify ISTA members. Normally taken in a self-study format, the certification course can be taken as a “live” version in a classroom setting and with an experienced instructor.

ISTA’s event will include an opening reception, networking opportunities, and supplier exhibition. To register, please visit www.ista.org.

Forum sponsors include the following Platinum level sponsors: Lansmont Corp. (www.lansmont.com/), Packaging Corporation of America (www.packagingcorp.com/), and SGS North America Inc. (www.sgsgroup.us.com/en/Consumer-Goods-Retail/Packaging.aspx); at the Gold level: Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services (www.bureauveritas.com/wps/wcm/connect/bv_com/group/home/about-us/our-bus...), DDL (www.testedandproven.com/), L.A.B. Equipment Inc. (www.labequipment.com/), Sealed Air (www.sealedair.com/default.aspx), Smithers Pira (www.smitherspira.com/Testing/Home.aspx); and at the Bronze level: NOVA Chemicals (www.arcelresins.com/), Fibre Box Association (www.fibrebox.org/), and HQTS-QAI (www.hqts-qai.com/).

ISTA test procedures, standards, and certification programs have been in use for decades. ISTA members include shippers that manufacture and distribute products, carriers that provide the distribution means, organizations that supply packaging materials and services, and testing laboratories that perform packaged-product performance tests.

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