IoPP Premium Webinar - A Boxing Match: How ASTM D4169 and ISTA 3A Try to Take Down Your Packaging

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A Boxing Match: How ASTM D4169 and ISTA 3A Try to Take Down Your Packaging

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CST



Is your packaging system ready to be put to the test? Which transit testing standard should you choose?

“A Boxing Match: How ASTM D4169 and ISTA 3A Try to Take Down Your Packaging,” will deconstruct how each standard judges the performance of every box, corner, filler and face. And, you will learn what Packaging Compliance Labs’ laboratory researched revealed.

By attending you will learn:

  • which standard (ASTM vs. ISTA) produces more damage for transit testing
  • what areas on a box are more damage prone (corners, edges, middle, etc.)
  • about evaluating damage after introducing common types of protective packaging (foam, bubble wrap, crushed paper, etc.)


Presenter Ryan Erickson Vice President, Packaging Engineering Packaging Compliance Labs

Ryan Erickson earned his degree in packaging engineering at Michigan State University. H began his career with Cardinal Health in Chicago. At Cardinal Health, serving as a packaging engineer as he developed his skills in packaging validation and testing. Upon returning to Grand Rapids, MI, his hometown, Erickson became Packaging Engineering Manager for Vention Medical, a large contract manufacturer for many large OEM’s in the medical device industry. In late 2014, Ryan co-founded Packaging Compliance Labs with partner Matthew Lapham. They formed PCL with the mission to help medical device and pharma clients, speed their products to market by breaking down the barriers that relate to packaging. As the Vice President and Packaging Engineer, Ryan serves as the technical expert on the team, guiding training and lean events and engaging in the medical device community as an opinion leader.


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