ISTA EDUCATIONAL EVENTS
ISTA regards Education and Networking as cornerstone
activities and considering today's economic challenges, knowledge
is more important than ever. ISTA offers many educational opportunities
to help you stay current with relevant industry issues and keep up-to-date
on the newest innovations and best practices in transport packaging.
We are committed to providing quality educational events that will
deliver direct benefits to you and your company.
ISTA’s Educational Webinar Series features the top rated speakers
from our most recent TransPack Forum. The webinars include useful
ideas and information that are a great way for you and your team to
stay abreast of the best practices and current issues in the responsible
transport packaging industry. As a member benefit to ISTA members,
these webinars are free of charge. Non-members are welcome to participate
for a $55 fee per webinar. The presentations are not available
to the attendees after the webinar but are available for purchase
in ISTA’s Technical
Library. Take advantage of learning from our TransPack Forum speakers
and register today!
Thursday, November 13th,
WEBINAR: How to Design an Efficient Unit Load
By Considering the Stiffness of the Pallet
Laszlo Horvath, Virginia Tech, Assistant Professor of Practice
and Director of Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design
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.
ISTA Members: FREE Non-Members: $55
Laszlo Horvath Biography: Education: Ph.D. in
Forest Biomaterials from North Carolina State University, MS. in Engineering
Management and MS. in Timber Engineering from University of West Hungary.
Activities: Member IoPP and Faculty Advisory of IoPP at Virginia Tech,
Member of the Forest Product Society, Voting Member of US Technical
Advisory Group to ISO TC51, ANSI MH1, ANSI MH10, and ASTM D10. Achievements:
SWST George Marra Award for Excellent Writing and Research 2013.
December 10th, 11:00-Noon EST
WEBINAR: Wobble – Experiments in Stability
Luther "Chip" Stone, CPLP, CPP, The Hershey Company
Engineer, Materials Testing, Packaging
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.
ISTA Members: FREE Non-Members: $55
Luther "Chip" Stone Biography: Education:
AST in Electronics and Computer Technology. Course work in Industrial
Arts at Millersville University. Activities: ISTA and IoPP member.,
Member of ISTA Testing Council & Global Education Committee, Treasurer
of IoPP Central Penn Chapter. Achievements: ISTA CPLP Professional,
IoPP Lifetime CPP.
Call for Papers and Important Sponsorship Opportunities
this Important Educational Event
The Forum is the premier opportunity for you to show you are an industry
leader and to extend your company’s brand identity and marketing
capabilities by becoming a sponsor. The sponsors are of great importance
to the overall success of the Forum and ample opportunities are provided
for maximum exposure to all of the attendees. Don’t miss this
chance to support this unique and valued educational event. Click
here for more information on sponsorship.
Upcoming RPbD Training Programs
for those who are interested in learning how to implement the process
in their company. Whether you’re seeking to test the waters,
committed to implementing the program, or desiring to obtain a professional
certificate, the RPbD training program can help you gain the skills
and knowledge you need to build your company’s reputation as
an environmentally and socially conscious corporate citizen –
and drive profitability.
Dates and locations for upcoming RPbD Training Programs are being
planned. The format for the program includes a full day in-person
session followed by a half day web meeting. Contact Lisa Bonsignore
(firstname.lastname@example.org) at ISTA Headquarters
for upcoming dates and locations or to request a Training Program
to be held at your company.
RPbD Guide Available to ISTA Members and Non
The Responsible Packaging by Design (RPbD) Guide is a step-by-step
process management standard for the design, testing, and qualification
of responsible packaging that meets industry, consumer, and regulatory
expectations. The RPbD Guide is available as a member benefit at no
additional cost under a licensing agreement to ISTA members classified
as a Business Primary Location. Individual members and university
members are not eligible for this benefit. Non-members may purchase
the Guide for an annual license fee of $750. Simply visit the ISTA
E-Market at www.ista.org.