Distribution Packaging

Current Emphasis: Performance qualification testing aspects associated with distribution packaging

Members: individual researchers, educators, and other packaging professionals from IAPRI members who have a common interest in the performance qualification testing aspects associated with distribution packaging. They are willing to collaborate regularly to share information, improve their skills, and actively work on advancing the general knowledge of the domain. They take ownership of this area of interest and create value for their colleagues.

Mission statement
Mission: To provide a forum for the exchange of views and ideas on advancing distribution packaging through performance qualification testing by:
  • Identifying issues related to packaging for distribution that are seen to be important and relevant to the broader packaging community and need reviewing.
  • Tackling various aspects relating to simulation testing of the distribution environment that are new, remain unresolved or in need of improvement.
  • Meeting regularly to engage in forward looking discussions and set the research agenda.
  • Promoting the exchange of students and personnel across institutions.
  • Promoting collaborative research projects across institutions.
  • Working together to increase the likelihood of attracting research / development funding to assist us in our research.

Dr. Kyle Dunno, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York, USA

Current Working Groups within the community
Establishing WG’s within the CoP, each with a well-defined mission on a specific issue helps broaden participation.  Currently there are several ‘hot’ topics that seem to be of interest to many and these include:
  • Lateral transient acceleration events on road transport vehicles
  • Multi axial vibrations and their relevance in particular scenarios
  • Defining what we mean by packaging performance qualification and being ready for distribution.
  • Can we incorporate risk tolerance and confidence levels with a ‘sliding scale’ approach to throttling up/down the intensity of the testing.
The Community of Practice’s activities are recorded on a restricted account on the CoP's engagement page. If you wish to join the community, please email the current chair,