China Packaging Symposium Speakers


Using Kurtosis Control to Accelerate Structural Life Testing

Ryan Becker
International Sales Engineer
Vibration Research

The presentation begins by defining kurtosis as a measure of the 'peakiness' of a random vibration response signal, illustrating it with graphs and relating it to the crest factor of shaker test data.  The next consideration is the value of using kurtosis control to add kurtosis to a test signal.
Adding kurtosis is an effective way to accelerate a random vibration test but it is not foolproof, as resonances can damp out the kurtosis effect if the transition frequency is not set properly.  This introduces a discussion of a real world method for selecting a transition frequency and implementing effective kurtosis control.

Biography: Ryan Becker is an international sales engineer for Vibration Research, a U.S. company headquartered in Jenison, MI.  A University of Wisconsin graduate, Ryan brings a strong technology background and over ten years of test and measurement experience to his role, focused on direct support for both end users and distributors. His passion is finding the best possible engineering solutions for complex technical issues.

Improving CTU Cargo Securing to Reduce Risk

Stefan Becker
Regional Technical Director
Cordstrap (Malaysia)

In an ever changing environment where shippers continuously look for cheaper primary and secondary packaging and processes, they expose them to higher risks in product damages.  The financial losses due product damages, loss of manhours due to injuries, reputation and supply chain inefficiencies are the consequences of these untested cost down exercises.  Adhering to international transportation regulations and best practices as set out by regulatory bodies reduces the risk of damages during transportation and ultimately help manufacturers prosper.
  • Proper cargo securing for transportation matters
  • Compliance is a priority
  • Impact the CTU Code and IMDG Regulation have on shippers
  • IoT in shipping world

Biography: Stefan graduated from the University of South Africa in the early 90’s in Chemical Engineering and Business Administration.  In 1990 he joined Cordstrap in their manufacturing facility assisting in the research and development of various products to protect containerised cargo from physical, moisture and temperature related damages.  As an ambassador for safe shipping he assisted a South Korean Government agency to formulate a transcript for the safe transportation of hazardous and dangerous cargoes for road transportations.  Qualifying as a Marine Surveyor he was also required to train Hazardous Inspectors on correct securing methods and calculations for incoming and outgoing DG Cargo in South Korea.

Study and Application of EPO Foam Cushioning Material

Jacky Chen
Research and Development Director & Transport Package Testing Lab Director
China Packaging Research & Test Center

The basic properties of EPO (foamed polyolefin) were introduced. The vibration characteristics and dynamic impact characteristics of EPO cushioning materials were studied and analyzed. The performance of EPO was compared with other cushioning materials. Finally, the application and prospect of EPO in cushioning packaging were introduced and prospected.
1. Introduction to the Basic Properties of EPO Cushioning Material
2. Research and Analysis of Vibration Characteristics of EPO Cushioning Material
3. Research and Analysis of Dynamic Impact Characteristics of EPO Cushioning Material
4. Comparison and analysis of EPO and other cushioning materials
5. Application in Packaging Design

Biography: Chen Zhiqiang, Senior Engineer, Master of Packaging Engineering, ISTA CPLP-Technologist and Expert Member of Logistics Operation Technology Standardization Committee. Main research directions: Design and Development of Transport Packaging/Safety Testing of Logistics Packaging/Quality Inspection of Packaging Containers/Research on Transportation Packaging Standard and Data Acquisition Method of Logistics Environment.  Presided over or participated in the revision of 16 standards/Participated in the compilation of three monographs/More than 10 patents authorized/More than 20 papers published/Rich practical experience in packaging design and verification, damage analysis and development project of new product packaging.

How to Get an Optimized, more Stable and Secure Unit Load Across the Use of a New Testing Protocol to Analyze Stretch Film Rigidity

Enrique de la Cruz, MSc.
R&D Manager of Safe Load Testing Technologies
Safe Load Testing Technologies

Carlos Mora Martín, MSc.
Sales Manager
Safe Load Testing Technologies

The number of standard stability tests, procedures and regulations including stability requirements for load units are growing in order to increase safety on road and optimize packaging costs. Tests and regulations for unit load stability for braking and lateral forces usually define only the ‘steady acceleration’, some other tests define the ‘dwell’test duration and a small group define the ‘jerk’ time to reach the steady acceleration. 

In order to get at the same time unit loads optimized and more stable and safer, it is important to develop a testing protocol that help companies to reduce the tertiary packaging that they apply to their units loads in the right way to keep at the same time their current stability or even trying to increase this stability and secure even more if it is possible. This new protocol that is going to be presented, has been used by Berioska, a cosmetic products company that want to increase its business area sending its products farther than today. Berioska Quality Policy concentrates on four areas: QUALITY, OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY, the ENVIRONMENT and PRODUCT SAFETY. With this testing protocol they try to reduce the environmental impact and costs optimizing its packaging system and increasing at the same time the safety on transport for their current unit loads and future developments. After monitoring real transport, a simulation procedure was developed in the lab to subject the unit load to dynamic stresses produced during transportation. The testing simulation procedure includes vibrations, shocks, and statics and dynamics mechanical stresses. In the new protocol, after the transport simulation tests, the unit loads were subjected to a study of stability by applying horizontal acceleration tests obtaining the level of acceleration that currently presents the unit load. After this, several alternatives of new wrapping scheme were defined and new blown film materials of 7 and 15 microns DDK were used, with the aim of obtaining more stability with respect to the initial tests. After the optimization and the final acceleration tests, it was possible to reach 78% cost savings due to less consumption per pallet wrapped and to increase the stability up to an 83% more. With regard to the reduction of the carbon footprint, savings of 85% of total CO2 emissions were achieved on average per pallet wrapped, which for the annual production of unit loads, the total savings due to the use the new blown film and the methodology / technology of tests applied to the study, would be of 167 tons of annual CO2 emissions savings.

Biography: Enrique de la Cruz, MSc.
Enrique has more than 11 years of experience in research and development and transport simulation for packaging. His research efforts and knowledge have allowed him to be part of a team of experts who patented two machines of great importance for the packaging and transport sector. Furthermore, he has published several research articles in scientific journals and has participated in the most important events of the sector. Electronics Systems Engineering MSi by the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (UPV) and Physic by the Universidad of Valencia and holds a Master’s Degree.

Biography: Carlos Mora Martín, MSc.
Electronic Technical Engineer by the Polytechnic University of Valencia and holds an Executive Master of Project Management from the University of Valencia. Carlos counts with 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. Currently Carlos is a corporate member of the IAPRI association (International Association of Packaging Research Institute) and ISTA (International Safe Transit Association).

Optimized Transportation Packaging enabled by Innovative Packaging Solution

Jessen Feng
PhD, DOW packaging and specialty plastic application development manager

In packaging application, brand owners always want to have 100% safe protection to their goods. Therefore, the packages would be over-engineering or over-qualified. Combining transportation test with DOW transportation solution, the packaging could be optimized further to server sustainability trend by downgauging or down-weight.

1. Introduce stretch hood characteristic and functions
2. Stretch cling film offerings
3. Heavy duty super sack solutions from DOW
4. Contribution of transportation test on packaging optimization

Biography: Jessen graduated from Zhejiang University with polymer chemistry and physics PhD degree in 2010. After joining DOW in 2010, he has worked on polyethylene foaming processing and materials development, TF-BOPE application development, Ag film and stretch hood , etc. polyethylene packaging and specilty plastic research and application development. He is inventor or co-inventor of more than 10 patent applications, 4 granted patents and author or co-authors of 9 open-published SCI papers.

Observation and Documentation of the Transport Modes, Storage, and Handling Methods Involved in the Distribution of Consumer Packaged Goods

Changfeng Ge
Professor Dr.-Ing.
Department of Packaging Science
Rochester Institute of Technology

Observation and documentation of the transport modes, storage and handling methods are of importance in designing the packaging and testing protocol. Two years ago, ISTA’s Advocate Program awarded a research contract to RIT to develop a template for observation of the distribution of Consumer Packaged Goods in China and India, and conduct the observation in China.This presentation introduces method and template in assisting packaging engineers to take a standard recording and observations. A compiled observation and data based in China and India using the template are introduced in this study, including stacking methods, the possible free drop heights, the unitize method in the truck etc. A comparison study was conducted to compare the findings in China and India. Finally, suggestions are presented to audiences for discussion.

  • The audience will learn how to apply a designed template in assisting packaging engineers to take a standard recording and observations in the field.
  • Audience will leave with a basic understanding of Transport Modes, Storage, and Handling Methods in China and India.
  • Understand the difference between the field observations and the laboratory testing.
Biography: Changfeng Ge is a Professor in Packaging Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). He received his Doctor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Dortmund, Germany, and holds Master and Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tongji University, China. Dr Ge joined RIT in 2005 and has served as the founding director of the APC Center for Packaging Innovation at RIT since 2008. Prior to joining RIT, DrGe worked as the Technical Director for Pack Solutions Pte Ltd and Senior Engineer in Singapore Institute of Industrial Research.Gereceived NASA’sgrant to design packaging for critical hardware on Extravehicular Activity (EVA) on the lunar surface. He also received federal grant "Save American Treasures" to develop an archival storage and protection system for daguerreotype photographs.He is ASTM D10.13 Chairman and board member of IAPRI.

Selection and Testing Requirements for Dangerous Goods Transport UN Packaging

Terry Guo
Regulatory Specialist, China Representative
Institute of Hazardous Materials Management, USA

With the increasing needs on international trades and dangerous goods multi-model transportation, most countries use the United Nation’s standards to transport dangerous goods. This presentation will explain and summarize the UN packaging requirements on function design, test and manufacture DG packaging as well as trends on packaging for some DG new products.

  • Realities on International DG Transportation
  • Different countries’ regulations over DG packaging
  • Requirements and categories for UN Packaging
  • Test requirements on various UN packaging
  • e-commence and consumer commodity transport packaging
  • Trends on some new DG special packaging (Infectious; LBs)

Biography: Certified Dangerous Goods Professional and Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor.

Packaging Dynamic Study for International Express Indoor Environment

William Hong
Media/Packaging Engineer, TMME
Intel Corporation

Express Shipping Mode is featured as fast delivery through put time, and now more widely used due to emerging of global e-commence. As the latest trending of International express shipping, packages will go through multiple stations/hubs located at different geography. Also, in these stations/hubs, due to large processing daily volumes, more and more indoor machinery like high speed auto-sorting conveyor, indoor transit vehicles, carts and loading devices are used to improve the efficiency.

In this study, the Lansmont Saver device was used in the field, and delivered through different shipping lines to capture the dynamic response like shock and vibration. We found that the valid vibration duration caused by the indoor machinery are around 30%~40% of the total shipment valid vibration. This is an uprising trending than years ago, which the vibration mainly happened on transportation vehicles/aircraft.

In the presentation, we'll show a detailed analysis of express shipping mode industry trending to interpret the comparison with old days. Also, more analysis on the indoor dynamic environment like equivalent drop height and vibration PSD compared with ISTA 3A, 6A and some other industry standards will be shared. On the other hand, as we focused on the indoor environment, we found that most of the damages (including outer box damages) is caused by indoor machinery handling and target to explain why we receive boxes in ugly appearance after express shipping. What's more, the effect of different size of the box was studied, so the shock/vibration difference caused by box size will also be shown.

1. Express Shipping Mode has 30~40% indoor machinery vibration v.s. overall vibration.
2. Larger stations had worse dynamic environment, as higher drop/shock frequency and higher PSD Grms.
3. As a comparison result of captured PSD of each station v.s. ISTA 3A: some station's Grms is higher than ISTA 3A; the energy of 6-60Hz frequency range got higher than ISTA 3A; Low frequency range <3Hz also exceeded ISTA PSD.
4. If comparing with different box sizes, we found Dis-orientation was commonly seen in Big Box, while was uncommon in Medium Box.
5. Also, medium box got the lowest PSD Grms, while big box and small box both got relatively higher Grms at 30%.

Biography: After graduation from Jiangnan University with master’s degree in 2013, William joined Intel as Media/Packaging Engineer for product overall packaging solution.  He currently is Senior Packaging Engineer, based in Shanghai, Intel Asia R&D Center, and lead the China packaging team. He has responsibilities and experiences for packaging solutions development and supply for semiconductor/electronics/server/rack products as international manufacturing and shipping. Meanwhile, He focuses on defining packaging testing specifications within Intel. He is also experienced in packaging supplier management, warehouse and transportation management. He published several academic SCI papers focusing on packaging materials dynamic property and united packaging-transportation structure and environment characteristics.

Exploring the Sustainable Material in the Field of Transportation Packaging to Facing the Challenge of Plastic Ban

Fu Jinshui
Packaging Professional

The environmental impact and marine pollution caused by traditional plastics are becoming more and more serious. The same is true of plastic packages in transportation, especially the application of disposable plastic packaging materials, which is brought by the rapid development of electronic commerce in recent years. To make the situation worse. In recent years, some countries in Europe and the United States as the guide, a series of restrictive laws and regulations for plastic products and packaging-plastic ban, which has a far-reaching impact on the plastic products industry! It is believed that in the near future, the plastic packaging of transportation industry will also enter the field of supervision and control, layout ahead of time and make good plans ahead of time, which is the priority option for enterprises to take the initiative to meet the challenge.

This speech begins with the current situation of plastic packaging, directly faces the challenge of plastic prohibition, proposes the possibility of new transport packaging materials that can be substituted, and analyzes the opportunities of new materials and seek for the solution with better price and quality for the future. At the same time, some research institutions and enterprises in leading the application of sustainable materials to make a useful attempt and exploration, trying to explore the development direction on plastic packaging materials or other their substitutes in the field of transportation packaging.

Biography: Master of Business Administration from Tianjin University.  Nearly 20 years of experience in packaging technology and management. Past experience from Nefab packaging and IKEA purchasing China.

Dynamic Highlights of a Comprehensive Intermodal Distribution Measurement Study

Eric Joneson
Vice President of Marketing

This presentation will highlight dynamic measurement highlights made during a large study of intermodal shipments, made within Procter & Gamble’s supply chain. This study focused comparative measurements made at the container floor, bottom pallet and top pallet locations. The results provided the ability to understand how unit loads responded to the various transport dynamic inputs. Those measurement results were used to establish new testing inputs that helped better simulate the real dynamic motions that were being experienced during transport.

Biography: B.S. in Packaging from Michigan State University. Activities: Board of Directors - International Association of Packaging Research Institutes (IAPRI), ISTA -  Advocate Council, Global Board of Directors - Past Chair; ASTM D10, US Random Vibration Expert for ISO-TC122-SC3-WG7. Achievements: ISTA CPLP Professional, numerous global technical presentations, publications and training sessions, Transportation packaging expert witness, Distribution measurement and analysis expert.

The Value Chain of Medical Device Packaging Development

Chunfei Li
Advanced Packaging Engineer
Philips Healthcare (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.

The value chain of medical device packaging development will be introduced in the presentation, including compliance, standardization, sustainable packaging, and total cost ownship. Meanwhile, the practice and implementation of the value chain will also be discussed based on the experience of the company.

Get the package value in supply chain and how to implement package improvement project and realize its value, including package compliance, package standardization, package sustainable and TCO.

Biography: After graduated from Jiangnan University in 2007, Chunfei Li worked in the renowned industrial packaging company Nefab Packaging Engineering (Wuxi) Co., Ltd. and the leading engine manufacturer Cummins Corporation. He established the comprehensive packaging quality management systems and packaging supplier assessment systems and KPI for the company. By improving the packaging design and optimizing the supply chain, about 8% of the packaging cost was saved each year. In addition, he also proactively promoted packaging standardization, sustainable packaging projects, and achieved significant results.   

TB/T 2687 Technical Conditions for Transport Packaging of Dangerous Goods by Railway

Chen Liang
Deputy Director/Professorate Senior Engineer
Science and Technology Institute of China Railway Zhengzhou Group Co.,Ltd

After the separation of government and enterprise in 2013, the regulations, standards and technical documents of the former Ministry of Railway are being gradually revised and improved. At present, the List of Dangerous Goods in Railway, TB/T 2687-1996 (Technical Conditions for Transport Packaging of Dangerous Goods  by Railway) and the Regulations for Transport Management of Dangerous Goods in Railway are all being revised. As the first drafter of the humanistic speech, TB/T 2687-XXXX (Technical Conditions for Transport and Packaging of Dangerous Goods by Railway) was introduced from the aspects of revision background, basis and key contents.

Biography: Mr.Chen Liang has been engaged in the technical research and service works for the dangerous goods transportation for long time.He organized the work of translating the international rule--The No.2 Appendix The Transportation Regulation for Dangerous Goods of the Agreement of Combined Freight Transportation by International Railway,took part in the over 10 scientific and technical research projects which had won the provincial and ministerial Science and Technology Progress Awards, organized and took part in a few projects which had the China patents of invention and utility and he also took part in compiling a few railway regulations and teaching materials. Mr. Chen Liang has won the Mao Yisheng Prize for Science and Technology-Railway Engineer Award and Zhan Tianyou Railway Science and Technology Award-the Youth Award.  He is a member of Expert Committee of Safety Committee of China Safety Production Association and Railway Society, Experts of the United Nations Special Committee on Dangerous Freight Transport,Transportation Packing Committee of China Packing Association.  He was also the expert of railway freight safety risk management of the former Ministry of Railways. As an expert, Mr. Chen Liang took part in the expert meeting for Transportation Regulation for Dangerous Goods by the Association of Railway Organization and the annual general meeting.

Vibration Testing-Exploring Different Methodologies in Evaluating what Procedure and Technology is Best for your Global Shipment

Bill Noonan
Manager of the Test Systems Group, President
Spectral Dynamics
L.A.B. Equipment Inc.

Choosing the right “technology” for shipment testing, can be challenging. What is the difference between some of the common industry standards and is there a combination of technology and test protocol that is a better path for seeking an “optimal solution?”

Takeaways: In this presentation, we will be looking at shock and vibration. We look at the differences between shock and vibration test protocols as well as the challenges involved with a simplified collection of real-time data.

We will look at certain test protocols; could some protocols be better defined as shock rather than vibration testing and why is this relevant to your “optimal path”?

What technologies exist to introduce multi-axis shock and vibration testing? How do I evaluate the risk and rewards of pursing this technology? Does my distribution mode and product warrant this path?

Biography: Bill Noonan is the Manager of the Test Systems Group of Spectral Dynamics of San Jose CA, of which L.A.B. Equipment is a major portion of. L.A.B Equipment, Inc. is the World Leader in the design, marketing and production of Package and Product Testing Equipment. L.A.B. Equipment Inc. has been a leader in this technology since 1933. Bill received a BSEE from Marquette University in Milwaukee WI, and obtained an MBA in 1996. Upon receiving his BSEE, he spent the next 5 years in Newport RI, USA working for a Navy research lab. He was a project Engineer involved in the development, deployment and operation of submarine tracking ranges and acoustic arrays for test and noise measurement in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. After many years on the Board in various roles, Bill was the first “vendor” appointed President of the ISTA (International Safe Transit Association). The ISTA is a leading force in the education and advancement of Packaging methods, and logistic systems for product distribution throughout the world. Currently, Bill is the company representative on the ISTA Advocacy Board. As Spectral Dynamics, is an investor/shareholder of Techlab Systems (TLS), S.L. of Lezo Spain. TLS , Bill is the currently the Board appointee. TLS manufactures paper and paperboard quality and inspection equipment as well as owns the Metrotec Brand. He currently heads up the sales effort for Test Systems Group and spends a great deal of his time servicing the International market. When he is not traveling, we enjoys spending time with his family and friends in Chicago and his new Grand-twins in Houston.

ISTA Distribution Environment Data Collection Program

Brian O'Banion
Vice President of Research & Education

The International Safe Transit Association’s (ISTA’s) mission to empower the people and organizations affecting packaging to minimize product damage throughout distribution and optimize resource usage through effective package design continues to be greatly influenced by packaged-product performance testing. As part of our strategic plan to deliver on this mission, ISTA is developing a new “Distribution Environment Data Collection Program” with the primary goal of expanding our distribution environment data resources. ISTA will use the “Distribution Environment Data Collection Program” to expand our distribution environment data resources. This data will then be leveraged to improve current testing protocols, add new testing protocols, and create a world-class data repository that can be leveraged by ISTA, and its members, to better model distribution locally, nationally, and internationally. Through both directly-funded research and industry collaboration, we will obtain atmospheric,vibration, storage and handling data that meets our established data collection standards for five prioritized global distribution routes.
This data will then be developed and implemented into ISTA test procedures as deemed appropriate by the ISTA Testing Council and Technical Division Board.
This approach will yield data that can then be segmented to model global distribution routes. It is also intended to serve as a starting point and not an end goal. We are also interested in working with members of the community who own data for routes outside of these identified target areas and have interest in sharing and building the ISTA data repository. This will ultimately serve to improve testing and package design globally.

Biography: Brian holds a Master of Administrative Science degree from Johns Hopkins University and a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan.  Brian has nearly 20 years of trade association management experience addressing packaging industry issues in a wide variety of areas, including technical, environmental, health, safety, RFID, competing materials and sustainability.  He also has notable experience within the global food and beverage packaging technologies space.  As ISTA's Vice President of Research & Education, Brian plays a critical role in establishing and executing the association's long-range strategy and vision for research programs and education services.

Rod Steel Package Solution Analysis and Improvement

Zhang Peibin
Manager of Packaging Section in APAC center logistic
Bosch Co. Ltd

The previous package solution will cause the rod steel rusty, because the VCI bags are not sealed, moisture and salt fog can go inside which causes the Rod steel to get rusty; wrinkle paper and white strip will absorb moisture and speed up the rusty; moisture will be frozen due to temperature differences between daytime and night time from Germany; no desiccant inside to absorb frozen moisture from outside. This package can be implemented domestically but can’t be for long distance sea freight.

After improvements to the strength VCI bags and seals (welding) to block the moisture or salt fog, use of VCI foam or paper to wrap the ends of Rod steel to prevent VCI bag from being punctured; add desiccant between VCI paper and VCI bag to absorb moisture penetrated from plastic bag; add VCI paper or chipboard as every level of steel bar to enhance anti-rust; the white strip should be separated by VCI plastic instead of touch to Rod steel directly; inform supplier to avoid pollution before VCI becomes effective and cool down before VCI packing.

Biography:  12 years work experience as an engineer and 13 years work experience as a manager in charge of Engineering, Quality, Inbound Logistics, Product Development and Package Manager. Black Belt of Sigma, professional in Lean production, Industry Engineering. Owns a patent related with Logistic and awards as Labor medal of Jiangsu Province in Y2006;

Packaging of large Lithium Ion Batteries in the Automotive Industry

Dr. Fabian-Alexander Polonius
Safety Adviser Dangerous Goods
Daimler AG

Lithium-ion batteries have become a usual part in consumer industry and are emerging into other applications and industries such as the automotive industry. These are one of the new choices of the power source for vehicles. For these large Lithium Ion Batteries safety, especially during transport, is one of the big aspects to take care of. These are, other than Engines, dangerous goods in all transport modes and should be handled accordingly. The dangerous goods regulations of Lithium Ion Batteries come up with different national and international rules depending on the transport mode and the status of the Lithium Ion Batteries (tested cell and batteries?), their conditions (safe for transport?) and use cases (recycling, testing, quality, production, etc.) for the transport. A decision tree will lead through the complexity of large Lithium Ion Batteries regulations during transport touching among others the topics of transport safety, testing and test summery, the different international regulations for road, sea and air transport. Depending on this complexity, there are several ways of protecting Lithium Ion Batteries during transport using e.g. different packaging solutions. Special type of packaging for different use cases, material and testing methods according to ADR will be discussed along a case study and an overview of some German and international packaging suppliers will be given.

Biography: He is originally from Germany, studied Chemistry at Durham University, Great Britain, and received his PhD in bioinorganic Chemistry from the Technical University of Dortmund, Germany. In 2007 he joined the Daimler AG working on hazardous materials, dangerous goods, waste, environmental science and risk assessment topics within the famous Mercedes-Benz factory in Mannheim, Germany. From there he changed in 2009 to Stuttgart into the Centre of Competence (CoC) of Dangerous Goods working amongst other topics on the transport of alternative powertrain components such as lithium ion batteries and fuel cell / CNG tank systems. Later on he has become manager in the advanced engineering department of the truck division researching on exhaust heat recovery systems. Since his appointment as Safety Adviser Dangerous Goods of Daimler AG and subsidiaries (e.g. Mercedes-AMG GmbH, EvoBus GmbH, Dt. ACCUmotive et al.) in 2012 he is managing the CoC Dangerous Goods of Daimler AG. Regarding the vast amount of diverse dangerous goods topics, e.g. transport of vehicles, engines and machinery, gas tanks, dangerous goods in articles and, of course, Lithium Batteries, he has been representing the automotive industry in national and international committees such as the AGGB (Germany), UN ECOSOC Sub-committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods and the SAE G-27 “Performance Based Package Standard for Lithium Batteries as Cargo on Aircraft”. In February 2018 he received the German Dangerous Goods Award in Hamburg for outstanding achievements in the transport of Dangerous Goods and especially in the transport of alternative powertrains. He´s one of the experts from Daimler for the Chinese-German GIZ project “Safety Improvement in the Dangerous Goods Transportation in China” and supports especially in the topics of Lithium Ion Batteries, Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser and Dangerous Goods Organisation in Companies. The Daimler Group is one of the world’s most successful automotive companies. With its divisions Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Daimler Buses and Daimler Financial Services, the Daimler Group is one of the biggest producers of premium cars and the world’s biggest manufacturer of commercial vehicles with a global reach. Daimler Financial Services provides financing, leasing, fleet management, insurance, financial investments, credit cards, and innovative mobility services.

Developing Laboratory Test Methods for Multi-Axial Vibrations of Road Transport Vehicles

Vincent Rouillard
Professor and Chair - Mechanical Engineering
Victoria University

Until recently, laboratory testing of packaged systems has been undertaken by simulating vertical vibrations alone. However, with increasing demand for a reduction in packaging waste, the use lightweight systems, such as stretch film, is increasing. Such containment systems are susceptible to the lateral forces generated by the vibratory motions that arise from the pitch and roll vibratory motion of vehicles due to road surface unevenness. If laboratory simulation is to be realistic, multi-axial motion must be considered and an understanding of the relationships between the random heave, pitch, and roll vibrations is essential. This paper uses vibration data collected from several transport vehicles traveling along typical urban and suburban routes to establish the nature and level of the multi-axial vibrations that exist. These are presented with average Power Density Spectra (PDS) as well as statistical distributions of salient moving statistics such as the root-mean-square (rms). The paper analyses the data for correlation of the rms levels with respect to nonstationary. This is important when simulating nonstationary (randomly fluctuating rms) vibrations for heave, pitch and roll. These statistical correlation functions are used to manage the relative rms levels of each of the three DoFs when undertaking vibration simulations using multi-axis vibration test systems. The results show that the relationships between the moving rms of heave, pitch and roll vibrations are not strongly correlated but can be characterized statistically as joint distributions to enable realistic simulation of multi-axial random vibrations of road transport vehicles under controlled laboratory conditions.

Biography: Vincent Rouillard holds a professorship in Mechanical Engineering at Victoria University where he chairs the Mechanical Engineering course and leads the Engineered Packaging and Distribution Research Group.  He has 30 years’ experience in environmental shock and vibration research and has published some 170 research articles to date.  He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Australia, associate editor of the Journal of Packaging Technology and Science and a board member of the International Association of Packaging Research Institutes IAPRI).  Further, he is the foundation chair of IAPRI’s Working Group for Distribution Packaging, a member of the ASTM International Committee on Packaging and a past member of the Technical Board of the International Safe Transit Association.  He has also held visiting positions at Monash University, Australia; the University of Cambridge, UK; ITENE, Spain and the Defence Science and Technology Organisation in Australia.
Analysis of the Damage Causes of Bulk Logistics——Based on Transportation Risk Monitoring of 10 Express Logistics Companies in 7 Core Cities in China

Xing Shengnan
China National Packaging IOT Tech. Co,.Ltd.

As the development of the express delivery market of small items gradually slows down, the bulk logistics has become the new growth point of business. With an big opportunity to upside and dispersed competition, it has drawn more and more attention from logistics companies. However, compared to the ordinary transportation bulk logistics delivers larger items in size and weight, and the items are featured with high value, which makes it more difficult and risky, and have to face more economic loss for per item. With the Application and Development of Internet of Things Technology the logistics information Real Time Collector can auto-trace real-time position and auto-monitor cargo risk during the whole logistics of goods, and the big data model can auto-identify the real time status and movement process of transportation vehicles and cargo, reproduce hazard scenarios, find out the reason of hazard,and verify the normalization of logistics operation.

Takeaways: In this speech, will introduce how the logistics information Real Time Collector identifies the hazard scenarios during the process of transportation vehicles and cargo, and the quantitative analysis of hazard scenarios will be conducted as well; Meanwhile, it will share the risk assessment of the logistics operations of 10 express companies in 7 major cities in China which monitored by 1500  logistics information Real Time Collectors; it will introduce and compare different logistics companies in their logistics operations; it will also show the comparison results of China's logistics risks assessed by several internationally renowned transportation packaging standards; Focusing on bulk logistics, it will figure out the situation of bulk logistics operations in China's logistics companies and the special causes for the logistics damage compare with the small- and medium- sized goods. Finally, it will try to work out how to take effective measures to reduce damage and loss in goods.

Biography: Xing Shengnan is president of China National Packaging IOT Tech. Co,.Ltd. He served as Marketing Manager of Information Network of the State Council Development Research Center, Vice President of Russia’s PROGNOZ in China, and Founder and General Manager of Beijing JingShiWanFang Information Technology Co., Ltd. In 2016, he joined China Packaging Co., Ltd. (PACHN) to be responsible for the software and hardware development of "Huoanda" intelligent logistics black box and "Huoanda" Packaging & Logistic Environment Monitoring System of China National Packaging IOT. In 2018, he accomplished the mixed reform of China National Packaging IOT Tech. Co,.Ltd which obtained Round A financing of RMB 30 million. By integrating the project experience of packaging design, testing and logistics monitoring and big data resources accumulated by China Packaging Research & Test Center for more than 30 years, China National Packaging IOT Tech. Co,.Ltd has built the world's first innovative platform covering brand-new packaging and logistics ecological elements such as logistics information Real Time Collector, Intelligent returnable pallet and Intelligent plastic fold box. It provides systematic guarantee for the safety of logistics transportation and the green circulation of packaging for the whole society.

End to End Packaging Value Creation - Improving the Supply Chain from Supplier to Customer

Elias Spartis
Manager of Packaging
The Home Depot

We will look at Value Creation through packaging. Packaging many times is looked to serve singular purposes. At the Home Depot we use packaging to provide benefits from end to end using customer insight data to improve supply chains. From the manufacturer, to transit, DC, Store, and customer experience. We will walk through how Home Depot, the world's largest home improvement retailer, evaluates opportunity and brings to life packaging solutions which improve our supply chains, improve gross margin, and enhance the customer experience through retail and e-commerce channels.

  • How Consumer insights can turn into actionable packaging solutions for supply chain.
  • Using the voice of the customer to identify how to solve for damaged products through packaging.
  • How to track multifaceted business metrics relating to packaging.
  • How sales data can translate to packaging opportunities.
  • How does Home Depot incorporate sustainability into our packaging strategy?
  • How much packaging annually does Home Depot purchase?

Biography: As an award winning thought leader in product design, packaging, & merchandising, Elias has been infusing design thinking into interdisciplinary teams across his entire career. Currently Elias leads a packaging team for Global Brand & Product Development at The Home Depot focused on end to end  value creation for private label brands.

Design and Practice of Global Returnable Packaging Solution for Auto Parts

Ivy Wang
Packaging Engineer
Goodpack Logistics (Shanghai)Co.,Ltd

Since the automobile industry is very sensitive to logistics and packaging costs, reducing the cost in logistics and packaging has become an important issue of automobile parts packaging. At present the main type of returnable packaging are dynamic loop and static loop in domestic. Global returnable packaging is affected by many factors and has not been better developed and promoted. The export and import of auto parts is huge, and the demand for returnable packaging is also great. This paper will discuss the design and application of returnable packaging in auto parts packaging, and take an example to analyze the global returnable packaging of auto parts, realize the cross-border dynamic flow of returnable packaging, then to achieve the highest utilization rate of returnable packaging and the lowest cost.

Biography: Ivy Wang graduated from Jiangnan University with a Masters degree majoring in packaging engineering.  Dedicated to the application and promotion of returnable packaging, Ivy now is employed at Goodpack China.  She has experience from previous employment at CAT where she supported EXD supply chain packaging projects. Ivy was esponsible for EXD 40 supplier’s export and domestic packaging in China.  During 2013-2015, she led more than 10 packaging cost down project and packaging improvement project .Total cost saving is more than 700K USD. Lead Chinese CAT packaging standard project; DHL consolidation center container utilization project; DHL containers loading standard process project. Ivy also gained experience at Orbis Shanghai where she provided technical sales support to develop new opportunities.

Thermal Packaging Design and Qualification Essentials

Craig Wylie
Cold Chain Technologies
Thermal packaging qualification is a fundamental element of Good Distribution Practices (GDPs) and minimizes risks to product quality during transit when done properly.  The process can be complicated and requires many decisions during design and qualification that impact system performance, operational complexity and the budget.  Understanding your requirements, material technologies, and the testing methodologies allow the user to make educated decisions when selecting and implementing a solution to provide the right balance between risk of product loss and the total cost of distribution. 

Takeaways: This presentation will provide overview of the important design and qualification criteria needed to meet regulatory, quality and financial requirements.  Techniques will also be provided to help users easily evaluate different solutions and develop a robust implementation plan to ensure a success launch.

China Pallet Industry Development Status and the Choice of Pallets Under Application Conditions

Sun Xijun
General Secretary
China Federation of Logistics & Purchasing Pallet Professional Committee

The design of the pallet structure mainly focuses on the circulation of the pallet and its cargo, such as the quality of the goods to be carried, the type of cargo, etc., but also the environmental requirements such as anti-skid and moisture-proof. The performance test is mainly tested from the physical properties of the pallet itself and the problems that may be encountered in the transportation process.

After adopting the container unit technology, the logistics cost is greatly reduced, and at the same time, the traditional packaging method and loading and unloading tools have undergone fundamental changes. Changed the past practice of packaging, loading, unloading, storage, transportation and other sections. It is an effective technology for integrated planning and improved logistics performance. The first select of pallets is from the type of transportation products. The second is to choose from the type of pallet. The third is to choose from the material aspect. The pallet operation is mainly explained from the aspects of shockproof, moisture-proof, anti-collapse, and reasonable stacking during transportation.
  • The development status of unit load-based logistics and pallet industry
  • Pallet structure design and performance test
  • Palletized container unit loads
  • Pallet selection and pallet operation

Biography: Since 1st Jan 2018, Sun has been the General Secretary for Pallet Professional Committee of CFLP. Sun participated in the preparation and revision of several pallet national standards. The currently published standards for participation including “General-purpose flat pallets for through transit of goods — Principal dimensions and tolerances”, “General-purpose flat pallets for through transit of goods — Performance requirements and selection of tests”, “General-purpose flat pallets for through transit of goods — Test methods”, “General-purpose flat pallets for through transit of goods — Wooden flat pallets”,“Combined box pallets” etc.  Currently, Sun is participating in the formulation of more than a dozen national standards, seven industry standards.  Also acts as editorial Dept. director of “China Logistics Yearbook”, “China Pallet Handbook”. Sun participated in the preparation of logistics books such as "Access Modern Logistics" and "Logistics Enterprise Practice".

Ecommerce Ship In Own Container Package Innovation

Maggie Xu
Package Innovation Manager
P&G China

  • ECOM Physical Environment and Challenges to Product and Package
  • eCOM Fit-For-Use (eFFU) Standard
  • eFFU and SIOC Package Case Study
  • SIOC End to End Efficiency and Benefits Analysis
Takeaways: SIOC (Ship in own container) package is an effective way for all brands to improve cost effectiveness, consumer experience and sustainability in ecommerce business.

Biography: Maggie is P&G Product Supply Package Innovation manager. She leads the package innovations for customization packages, import over-labelling packages and e-commerce packages. She and led the e-commerce SIOC (Ship in Own Container package) innovation, reusable shipper and in-store display innovations.

Express Cold Chain Packaging “Hei ” Technology

Botao Zhang
General Packaging Engineer of SPS
Shunfeng Technology Co., Ltd.

Over the years in the direction of sustainablegreen intelligent, normalized, the packaging engineers has established a packaging system for the normal express. Though the cold chain packaging field was developed later, it also deliver the packing material, fresh food packaging, medicine/cosmetics packaging, fresh pretreatment center precipitated for a set of standardized professional packaging solutions. It dedicated to Posting and delivering to provide the most competitive integrated cold chain logistics packaging solutions and services. So far, the cold chain packaging engineers have set up a complete system of temperature control of food and pharmaceutical packaging, seasonal fruit, cut flowers, fresh, covered in ice fresh, frozen, fresh, room temperature and control drug category, cool, cold storage, frozen, cryogenic, constant temperature, anti-freezing temperature regions accused of keeping fresh
Takeaways: Cold chain packaging, fresh food, and temperature control.

Biography: Education: Bachelor, Shaanxi University of Science & Technology, Packaging Engineering and Master, Shaanxi University of Science & Technology, Packaging Engineering. Achievements: Finished Packaging projects for Haier\DELL\FOXCONN\MIDEA; Designed and Developed the first CPS software of China; The sixth excellent talented person of Tong’an district, Xiamen; Member of the fifth2017-2022Packaging Standardization Administration of P.R.C.; Draught 5 national packaging standard; Published about 20 articles and 1 book; Finished about 50 patents.

The Challenges and Solutions of Transportation Packaging in the Heavy Cargo Express Service

Chengjian  Zhu
Senior Director of Purchasing Support Department
Deppon Express

1. the Development Status and Trend of Heavy Cargo Express Service

2. the Packaging Characteristics Analysis of Heavy Cargo Express Service.3. the Packaging Pain Points of  Heavy Cargo Express Service.4. The Actions We Took to Solve the Packaging Pain Points in the Heavy Cargo Express Service

Biography: Past employment in the purchasing department of Deppon since 2009, and as the Head of  Packaging Research Center, Chengjian is mainly responsible for research and development and purchasing of transportation packages.