China Packaging Symposium

September 1-3, 2021 | Huzhou City, Zhejiang Province

The 15th annual ISTA China Packaging Symposium will be held September 1-3 in Huzhou City, Zhejiang Province. The Symposium is hosted by International Safe Transit Association China Division and presented by China Packaging Research & Test Center and China Packaging Research Institute.


Call for Abstracts

Please contact Ms. Louis Lu at to submit an abstract submission.

Please provide the following to be considered for the 2021 Symposium program:

  • Topic
  • Abstract (300 words)
  • Speaker head portrait (jpg.)
  • Name, title and bio (500 words)

Benefits of the Speaker:

  • Free participation: Speakers can attend the conference free of charge.
  • Strengthen your personal influence: China Symposium provides an opportunity for you to upgrade your influence in the industry.
  • Share your insights: Speakers can present their own unique ideas and various kinds of thinking.
  • Enhance your brand awareness and credibility: If future customers need any service, they can know the relevant reliable enterprise resources.
  • Show the technical strength of the enterprise: the speaker can fully introduce and show the latest and most advanced technology of the enterprise.
  • Publicize corporate social responsibility: the development of enterprises must abide by social responsibility, speakers can publicize the efforts and achievements of enterprises in this respect.
  • Face to face communication with the audience: the speaker can communicate with the audience on the spot in a friendly way.
  • Understand the market of peers and related industries: The speaker can know the latest market trends of peers and related industries.
  • Learn the latest technology and knowledge: Through the annual meeting, speakers can learn the latest technological progress and innovation in the industry.

Speaker Requirements & Deadlines:

  • 20-minute presentation and 10-minute Q&A
  • Deadline for submissions in July 15, 2021.
  • PowerPoints are due on or before August 10, 2021.
  • Each presenter will receive feedback from the Symposium committee within 10 working days after presentation submission.
  • Foreign presenters can provide a recording of their presentation. All recordings should be converted to MP4.


August 31, 2021

  • 09:00-18:00 Symposium Registration Hotel Lobby
  • 09:00-16:00 CPLP Technician Workshop Tong Zhou Conference Room
  • 13:30-17:00 ISTA China Board Meeting Hai Zhou Conference Room
  • 14:00-17:00 Business & Technology Conference of Transport Packaging Supply Chain Kai Yuan Conference Room
  • 18:00-20:00 ISTA China Business Reception Kai Yuan Conference Room

September 1, 2021

  • 08:45-09:00 Opening Ceremony Dong Wu Conference Room
  • 09:00-10:30 Presentations Dong Wu Conference Room
  • 10:30-10:45 Tea Break Dong Wu Conference Room
  • 10:45-11:45 Presentations Dong Wu Conference Room
  • 11:45-13:15 Lunch Dong Wu Conference Room
  • 13:15-13:45 Presentations Dong Wu Conference Room
  • 14:45-15:00 Tea Break Dong Wu Conference Room
  • 15:00-17:00 Transport Packaging Design Competition Final Dong Wu Conference Room
  • 18:00 Official Dinner Dong Wu Conference Room
  • 18:30-19:00 Award Ceremony of Transport Packaging Design Competition Dong Wu Conference Room

September 2, 2021

  • 08:30-10-00 Presentations Dong Wu Conference Room
  • 10:00-10:15 Tea Break Dong Wu Conference Room
  • 10:15-11:45 Presentations Dong Wu Conference Room
  • 12:00-13:00 Lunch Dong Wu Conference Room
  • 13:00-17:00 Enterprise Visit Dong Wu Conference Room
  • 18:00 Dinner Dong Wu Conference Room

September 3, 2021

  • 07:00-14:00 Cultural Exchange Activities De Qing Moganshan


Xiaoli Liu

Packaging Design Optimization for a Series of 700 Wide Cabinets

Xiaoli Liu, ZTE
Presentation summary

A series of general cabinets in the communications industry with a width of 700 mm (depth width) are processed in accordance with the conventional package design scheme. The dimensions of the packages reach 830 mm in the width direction. They cannot be placed in three rows (namely, 2350 mm in the width direction of general freight containers in the logistics industry), resulting in a large waste of container space and a great increase of logistics and transportation costs. In this case, EVA, EPE, honeycomb cardboard and other materials are used to replace the original single EPE cushioning mode to reduce the thickness of packing materials. At the same time, the structure and material of the packing box is optimized to reduce the width of the packing box to 770 mm, so that the cabinet package can meet the size requirement of three rows in the container. In addition, the cost of packing materials for a single cabinet is reduced by 16.5%. The logistics and freight costs of domestic contracts are reduced by 10%, and the loading rate of international contracts is increased by 33.3%. At present, the package design optimization solution of this series of cabinets has passed the reliability test of related transport packages, and is applied in batches in ZTE. The result is good.

Biography: Xiaoli Liu, master degree in package engineering, 15 years of work experience, responsible for ZTE's package design team.

Xiaozhi Wu

Exploration of Impact Velocity in Impact Test

Xiaozhi Wu, Shenzhen ORT Technical Service
Presentation summary

Since ISTA 2B can be used to evaluate individual packages for international shipping, individual cabinet packages are subjected to package reliability tests in accordance with this standard. The impact tests include bevel impact, horizontal impact, and drop tests, one of which can be selected. The speed parameter in the inclined impact or horizontal impact test is 1.7m/s. In the actual test of products shipped around the world, it is difficult for large weight packages to pass the test of 1.7m/s. Both the packages and the products themselves are prone to problems, and the improvement cost is very high. So is the test condition too high, or the product reliability is insufficient?

In view of the above problems, we analyze and explore the impact velocity of the impact test. After consulting the relevant impact test scenes and test standards, including national standards, industry standards and enterprise standards, combined with the actual fixed scene of logistics and the actual situation that the current products are getting heavier and heavier, the 1.7m/s test is still very harsh. Finally, combined with the test requirements of the industry and the 1.2m/s requirement in ISTA 3B standard, According to 1.2m/s, the cabinet with a weight of more than 300kg was tested, and the loss rate of goods shipped in the market was tracked. According to the data tracked for 3 years, there is no problem in product packaging design or product strength.

Therefore, we have the following suggestions for impact test: in the process of packaging research and development, the impact speed of 1.2m/s is recommended for products above 300kg.

Biography: IEC/TC104, technical expert.

Ying Zhang

Transportation Packaging, Simulation Applications, Industry Outlook

Ying Zhang, GREE
Presentation summary

(1) The development trend requirements Environmental protection needs:

  • The impact of packaging waste on the living environment of mankind
  • Concept demand: Z-era consumer groups to society, nature, human responsibility
  • Reduce demand: manufacturers' profit maintenance to ensure their competitiveness (scale-up, technology research and development, human input, equipment updates)

(2) Existing problem:

  • Expensive: Degradable material is expensive (raw material supply, industrial chain)
  • Slowness is slow: long material degradable cycle (application test tracking, customer forward incentive feedback)
  • Down cost: transportation packaging requirements (return to transport packaging value, competitiveness of manufacturers)

(3) Solving logic:

  • Long-term transitional solution: First principle design of transport packaging
  • Refractive design itself. FOR EXAMPLE: product transport protection needs, customer experience requirements), in-depth understanding of win-win

(4) Transportation Packaging Industry Prospects - Fantastic Cluster Industry Chain:

  • Everyone picks up firewood flames, transportation packaging industry is expected to be the highest operational cluster industrial chain hood solution will be introduced in this paper, together with some commercial cases to demonstrate its added value to the value chain.

Biography: Former packaging research and development team leader, now director of simulation research. 10 years of transportation packaging design and management + rich experience, 39 packaging patents, published 3 academic papers, good at introducing advanced methods and tools integration to solve industry problems, team experience involved in packaging and product lean design and simulation.

Li Bin

LC logistics Supply Chain Enabled by Smart Pallet Sharing

Dr. Li Bin, DOW
Presentation summary

In the petrochemical industry, with the development of packaging automation, the use of shared pallets to replace the traditional manual loading and unloading has become a trend. Sharing pallet brings benefits not only in pallet cost savings, at the same time it makes it possible to thin petrochemical resin packaging bags. Fujian United Petrochemical, which pioneered the use of shared trays, has reduced the film thickness of the bags from 180 microns to 120 microns, and will reduce it to less than 100 microns in the future. These packaging material savings, for the company has brought tens of millions of cost savings, but also greatly improve the efficiency and speed of packaging. These improvements in efficiency are reflected in the saving of carbon emissions in the logistics system. In collaboration with Tsinghua University, we built a model to calculate the efficiency improvement of the entire supply chain and the saving of greenhouse gas emissions by using shared pallets. Through such practice, enterprises can further improve the benefits brought by logistics automation and standardization, and eventually use the saved carbon emissions in the corresponding carbon trading market, get through all the relevant links, and contribute to the carbon peak and carbon neutrality of the whole society.

Biography: Dr. Li Bin obtained his PhD in chemical engineering from East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST) by 2007, and then joined Dow Chemical, serving as Wire & Cable Research Specialist, Greater China and later Asia Pacific Leader of External Technology, Research Manager in Hydrocarbon (Houston, USA), respectively. He's currently served as Asia Pacific Technical Leader in Dow's Packaging & Specialty Plastics business, responsible for technical development with brand owners and end users, Pack Studios, and sustainability related technical development. He's also serving as adjunct professor at the Center of Low Dimension Material, Donghua University, and advisor to the School of Chemical Engineering at ECUST.

Mu, Cathy Xiaojiao

New Development of Stretch Hood Solution and its Applications

Mu, Cathy Xiaojiao, Exxon Mobil
Presentation summary

As one of the packaging solutions to storage and transportation units, stretch hood has been used maturely in petrochemical industry by virtue of its efficient and consistent packaging operation, excellent load stability and good visibility.

With advancement of hooding machines and diversification of logistic requirements, pallet-free stretch hood and horizontal stretch hood have emerged to supplement conventional vertical stretch hood. As a result of it, stretch hood is recognized by more and more brand owners from non-petrochemical industry, such as FMCG, electronic devices as well as construction industry.

VLD Exceed™ XP, new launched by ExxonMobil Chemical, can be used to replace EVA which is widely used in traditional stretch hood solutions with better mechanical properties and package integrity. Meanwhile, better performance of it can also bring potential for cost-saving through elastomer replacement, downgauging and higher stretch ratio. This new developed stretch hood solution will be introduced in this paper, together with some commercial cases to demonstrate its added value to the value chain.

Biography: Graduated from BUAA (Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics) with a master degree of applied chemistry. Joined ExxonMobil since 2021 and become advance customer & application developer in China. Used to be technical advisor in Southeast Asia and participate mono-material packaging development for Nestle, Unilever etc. Also leading solution optimization for industrial packaging in ExxonMobil Singapore and Petronas Malaysia chemical plant. Presented in 2019 ISTA symposium in Southeast Asia (Philippines). Have much experience in pallet load stability and packaging solution optimization.

Shuai Yang

Scientific Design and Verification of Transportation Packaging with Finite Element Simulation Technology

Shuai Yang, CPRTC
Presentation summary

The scientific design of transport packaging has always attracted the attention of enterprises and research institutes. From the five-step method of packaging design to the six-step method and then to the seven-step method, the theoretical basis has been gradually improved. But in the actual operation, operators often encounter various problems. For example : If the value of the product is too high to bear the damage caused by harsh transport tests, how to simulate? How to predict the damage of packaging in advance before the actual transportation test? In the packaging development stage, how to accelerate the screening of packaging design?

Through quasi-static and dynamic tests on EPE and EPS, the constitutive equation of this material can be obtained. The extracted material parameters are used in the finite element calculation, and then the transport hazards such as drop and vibration are simulated, which can intuitively reflect the damage of packaging parts, and thus accelerate the selection of packaging design, which can be used to verify the actual transport packaging test, and also play a predictive role, which greatly saves time and cost.

This presentation will mainly introduce the following aspects :

  • Significance and value of finite element simulation technology in packaging field
  • Implementation steps and key points of packaging finite element simulation technology
  • Discussion on other technologies of scientific packaging design and verification

Biography: Senior business manager, R&D engineer.

Shuo Mei

Card Calibration of Foam Cushioning Material and its Application in Finite Element Calculation of Vertical Impact Test of Package Dropping

Shuo Mei, CPRTC
Presentation summary

At present, the packaging design or packaging research and test mostly adopts the experimental method to design, improve and optimize the packaging with the data obtained from the test.

By using the finite element technology, not only does it aid the experimental method, but also make the parameters concerned by engineers to be obtained at the early stage of design, such as the global displacement, stress, strain, acceleration,etc. Besides,the technology can continuously and repeatedly display the dynamic changes of the packaging system at any time. However, the simulation results can be in distortion as the result of its large deformation, obvious non-linear characteristics, strain rate effect and so on, which makes the dynamic mechanical properties difficult to obtain.

Therefore, we respectively adopt quasi-static and dynamic methods to test foamed cushioning materials, and then input the processed data into the material card for finite element calculation with different data processing methods.The accuracy of material data and material card will be verified by the benchmark of the calculation results and physical tests. Then the calibrated material card can be used for finite element calculation in packaging system.

Biography: Finite element project manager.

William Hong

Design, Simulation and Testing for Structured Cushioning

William Hong, Intel
Presentation summary

Traditional foam materials are widely used in cushion packaging design with a series of mature design methods and manufacturing processes. Today, for high value electronic products, cushioning structures are extended to structural parts, including plastic blister structures, pulp molds, corrugated and honeycomb parts. However, this kind of structured cushioning design method is difficult to measure, immature and unified.

In recent years, Intel has tried to obtain quantifiable structural cushioning design and evaluation method based on material constitutive and using finite element simulation technology.

This presentation will mainly introduce:

1. Constitutive and test methods for commonly used materials

2. Finite element evaluation method for structural cushioning design

3. Demonstrate the calibration between the simulation evaluation and the actual experimental results from the design case.

Biography: Experienced Packaging Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the semiconductors industry. Skilled in Electronics Packaging, Corrugated, Folding Cartons, Manufacturing, and Packaging Design. Strong arts and design professional with a Master of Science (MS) focused in Packaging Science from Jiangnan University.Experienced in provide packaging innovation solution for semiconductor manufacturing supply chain, solving packaging related problems in logistics including warehouse and transportation. Project/Supplier management and packaging testing/problem trouble shooting are also my core capabilities.Now a member of ISTA (International Safety Transportation Association) China Board.

Deqiang Sun

Computer Technology and Specific Applications in "Structure, Performance and Design of Packaging System"

Deqiang Sun, Shaanxi University of Science & Technology
Presentation summary

A packaging system refers to a part of a packaging product or a component composed of several packaging parts. The related research directions of the research team of packaging system structure, property and design of Shaanxi University of Science and Technology: 1) structure and properties of packaging materials; 2) modeling and optimization design of packaging systems; 3) intelligent packaging and packaging industry software development.

For the first direction, taking the materials of paper, paperboard, corrugated paperboard, honeycomb paperboard, open-celled and close-celled foams, and molded pulp as research objects, the influences of structure and other influencing factors on their properties are studied. The properties cover the protective packaging design technologies such as cushioning, vibration proof, heat insulation, sound insulation, anti-static, magnetic proof, explosion-proof, waterproof, moisture-proof, radiation-proof, breathable and fresh reservation, and so on.

For the second direction, based on the modeling and simulation of the packaging system, virtual testing, transportation protection optimization design algorithm, and the secondary development technology of CAD and CAE software, the following researches are and carried out :1) based on the finite element modeling and simulation of packaging parts, the optimization design of the packaging system is realized with some algorithm; 2) developing related software based on the algorithm of transportation protection design; 3) developing the packaging design software based on the secondary development technology of CAD and CAE software.

For the third direction, based on the modeling and simulation of packaging system, virtual testing, transportation protection optimization design algorithm, secondary development technology of CAD and CAE software, object-oriented programming technology, various software is developed.

Biography: He has the Ph.D. degree and works as a professor, doctoral supervisor, the principal of packaging engineering major, the principal of the research team of structure, property and design of packaging systems, and the director of 3S research institute of new packaging science and technology. He is also a member in packaging engineering specialty guidance working group of Qinggong teaching steering committee of Ministry of Education, a managing director of packaging engineering committee of Chinese packaging federation, an executive director of Shaanxi packaging technology association, a member of the Expert Committee of Packaging Engineering Journal, a member of packaging and food engineering branch committee of Chinese mechanical engineering society, a member of packaging education committee of Chinese packaging federation, a standing member of packaging dynamics professional committee of Chinese vibration engineering society and a member of paper expert committee of Chinese packaging federation. He is mainly engaged in teaching and research working of the structure, performance and design of packaging system.

Xiangyu Chu

How Packaging of Precision Medical Device to Meet the Challenge of Omni-channel Supply Chain

Xiangyu Chu, MicroPort Scientific Corporation
Presentation summary

The packaging design of medical device products needs to take into account the structural characteristics and functional characteristics of the medical device, and also consider whether the product is hospital sterilization or aseptic packaging. Different sterilization methods will also affect the performance of the product. Precision drug-containing devices, such as drug stents, are sensitive to the environment (oxygen, high temperature).The theme of this presentation is to discuss how the packaging design of medical devices can meet the requirements of product performance and at the same time deal with the challenges of complex production and operation circulation environment.

Biography: Xiangyu Chu, 8 years of packaging design and development experience in electronic industry ,8 years of packaging research and development and manufacturing experience in medical devices.

Carlos Mora

Tilt Testing for Load Stability Analysis

Carlos Mora, Safe Load Testing Technologies
Presentation summary

Transport simulation is the knowledge area which reproduces the effects of the transport hazards. The accelerations produced during transport affects the transported goods. The onboard acceleration effects could modify the load stability and it could become a risk on the road. Different technics for transport simulation are used to evaluate the load stability subjected to those forces produced during distribution. Two of these methods are the horizontal acceleration testing and the tilt testing. The first one generates a trapezoidal acceleration transient as it happens during transportation. The simulated force is the force that a load can suffer, for instance, due to an emergency brake. While tilt testing slowly inclines the test sample generating a force due to the gravity force. These forces can be calculated to achieve the acceleration level we can find during transportation. Tilt testing has certain limitations and does not consider the dynamic effects that occur during braking events. One of these effects is the Dynamic Amplification Factor . This factor depends on the natural frequency, transient shape, and acceleration duration.

Biography: Electronic Technical Engineer - Polytechnic University of Valencia. Executive Master of Project Management at the University of Valencia. More than 5 years of experience in sales area with a strong technical component in several industrial sectors, such as railway, pharmaceutical and packaging. In Safe Load Testing Technologies, he takes the responsibility of the sales team management and the relationship with customers, as well as the representation of the company in fairs and conferences.

Rates & Registration

  • Regular Rate: 2200 RMB / $350 USD
  • ISTA Member Discounted Rate: 1800 RMB / $275 USD
  • Group Rate (3 or more people): 2000 RMB / $300 USD
  • ISTA Member Discounted Group Rate (3 or more people): 1500 RMB / $225 USD
  • University Rate: 2000 RMB / $300 USD



New Century Grand Hotel Dongwu
No. 555, Laodong Road, Wuxing District, Huzhou City

Rate: Single or Double Room, 480 RMB / $75 USD room/night (breakfast included)

Please contact the Symposium Team to reserve a hotel room:
Contact: Mr. Shi Zi Long
Mobile: 15122803929
We Chat: 15122803929

Sponsorship Opportunities

Please contact Andy Huang at or +86-22-66231631 to purchase a sponsorship package or advertising.

PLATINUM SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE (Limited to 2): Rate: 60,000 RMB / $9500 USD


  • 8 Complimentary Symposium Registrations
  • One Complimentary Single-Sided Exhibition Booth
  • Sponsor name and logo displayed on LED screen in the conference and registration boards.
  • Sponsor logo on Symposium Brochure
  • Sponsor name and logo will be displayed on official website. ISTA China will also promote the sponsorship via through two articles provided by the sponsor.
  • Sponsor promotional video played during the tea break.
  • Corporate promotional video shall be played during the tea break.
  • Promotional brochure (provided by sponsor) will be included in attendee symposium bag.
  • Hotel lobby bar vouchers provided to continue conversations.
  • Promotions are customizable to fit the needs of the sponsoring company.



  • 5 Complimentary Symposium Registrations
  • One Complimentary Single-Sided Exhibition Booth
  • Sponsor name and logo displayed on LED screen in the conference and registration boards.
  • Sponsor logo on Symposium Brochure
  • Sponsor name and logo will be displayed on official website. ISTA China will also promote the sponsorship via through two articles provided by the sponsor.
  • Sponsor name and logo will be displayed on official website. ISTA China will also promote the sponsorship via through one article provided by the sponsor.
  • Hotel lobby bar vouchers provided to continue conversations.



  • 3 Complimentary Symposium Registrations
  • One Complimentary Single-Sided Exhibition Booth
  • Sponsor name and logo displayed on LED screen in the conference and registration boards.
  • Sponsor logo on Symposium Brochure
  • Sponsor name and logo will be displayed on official website



  • 1 Complimentary Symposium Registrations
  • One Complimentary Single-Sided Exhibition Booth
  • Sponsor name and logo displayed on LED screen in the conference and registration boards.
  • Sponsor logo on Symposium Brochure
  • Sponsor name and logo will be displayed on official website.


  • One full-page ad in the Symposium manual (A4 paper area) –10,000 RMB / $1550 USD
  • One half-page ad in the Symposium manual (A4 paper area) - 5000 RMB / $775 USD
  • One-sided advertisement for meal coupons - 8,000 RMB / $1250 USD

Exhibit Opportunities

Please contact Andy Huang at or +86-22-66231631 to participate as an exhibitor.

Exhibition times: September 01, 9:00AM and September 02, 12:00PM

Location: New Century Grand Hotel


  • Single side Exhibition Booth: 3000 RMB/$475 USD
  • Double sided Exhibition Booth: 4500 RMB/$700 USD


  • One Complimentary Symposium Registration
  • Company Logo on Symposium Materials
  • Exhibitor Article will be uploaded to the ISTA China Wechat Account.
  • Company Logo displayed ISTA and ISTA China websites.

Booth Description

  • Booth size: 2 meters * 2.4 meters
  • Booth material: KT board with pull-net display rack
  • Booth matching: provide table (1.8 meters long), 2 chairs, power port (220W)

Exhibition Booth Set-Up: Afternoon of August 31

Exhibition Booth Dismantling: noon on September 02