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223 Worcester Providence Turnpike, Sutton, MA 01590 USA Tel: 508-865-1155

AGS provides Packaging Design, Engineering, Manufacturing, and Testing with one easy call. AGS takes the stress out of wondering will your product arrive safe at you customer's location. Don't chance a disappointed customer. Invest your time with things that make you successful let AGS worry about your packaging solution. AGS provides innovate package solutions reducing cost, time and increasing your customer satisfaction. Visit AGS at www.aglobalsolutions.net or call 508 865 1155 to find out how AGS can help You.



American Testing Laboratory

11 Industrial Road, Pequannock, NJ 07440
Tel: 201-489-8573

American Testing Laboratory is certified to ISO 9001:2008 and is an ISTA certified laboratory. Since 2003, American Testing Laboratory has offered expert packaging testing services to test packaging performance including shipping cartons, crates, palletized loads and child resistant packaging, through drop, compression, vibration, transportation simulation, temperature pre-conditioning, bounce and incline impact package testing services. Test fixture fabrication consulting, test planning and fixture design and fabrication services are also available. Currently the lab is busy assisting customers in meeting the rigors of ISTA Amazon 6 test requirements. American Testing Laboratory serves many industries including POP Display, pharmaceutical, automotive, aerospace, defense and commercial sectors. Testing services use various standards including ISTA, ASTM, TAPPI, ISO, DOT, CPSC, and Military test specifications.



Atlantic Packaging

12201 Steele Creek Rd. Charlotte, NC 28278
Tel: 704-588-1400

Atlantic is the industry's most technically advanced packaging resource. We're a leader in critical applications packaging with a strong focus on equipment, integration, and high performance materials for stretch, shrink, strapping, labeling systems, tapes and adhesives, protective packaging, general industrial supplies, and all types of flexible packaging.
Founded over 70 years ago, Atlantic is an independently owned company and currently has 1,000 employees in 18 locations across the USA and the Caribbean. We serve customers in a wide range of industries including food & beverage, pharma & medical, health & beauty, building supply, air filtration, carpet & flooring, automotive, and contract packaging. Our blend of manufacturing, distribution, and technical service is scaled to meet the needs of the largest manufacturers across North America. Today, Atlantic is leading the field of stretch wrap technology with our groundbreaking MUST Method, defining standards in stretch wrapping with an end-to-end approach that reduces stretch film usage while improving machine performance and load containment.



California Polytechnic State University

Packaging Program, Department of Industrial Technology and Packaging, Orfalea College of Business
1 Grand Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
Tel: : 805 756 2129


Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design - Virginia Tech

1650 Research Center Drive, Blacksburg, VA 24061 USA
Tel: 540-231-7107 www.unitload.vt.edu



5897 Windward Parkway, Alpharetta, GA 30005 USA
Tel: 866-855-2437

CHEP is a global provider of supply chain solutions serving the consumer goods, fresh food, beverage, manufacturing and retail sectors in more than 60 countries. CHEP offers a wide range of logistics and operational platforms and support services that are designed to increase performance and lower risk while improving environmental sustainability. CHEP’s 11,500-plus employees and more than 275 million pallets and containers deliver comprehensive coverage and exceptional value, supporting more than 500,000 customer touch points for global brands such as Procter & Gamble, Sysco, Kellogg’s and Nestle. CHEP is part of the Brambles Group, the operator of a portfolio that includes IFCO, the leading provider of Reusable Plastic Containers (RPC’s) to the fresh food supply chain globally, as well as specialist container solutions providers to the automotive, aerospace and oil and gas sectors.



Clemson University

Department of Food, Nutrition and Packaging Sciences
223 Poole Agricultural Center Clemson SC 29634 USA
Tel: 864-723-0740 www.clemson.edu/fnps


DDL, Inc.

10200 Valley View Rd., Suite 101, Eden Prairie, MN 55344 USA Tel: 952-941-9226 | 800-229-4235

DDL is an ISO 17025 accredited, ISO 9001 registered and ISTA certified, third party testing lab that has provided package, product and materials testing to the medical device industry for over 25 years. DDL’s team of engineers, technical and quality experts is devoted to helping customers worldwide succeed by taking an independent, involved and informed approach to ensuring regulatory compliance. DDL’s commitment to customer service is supported by an upfront sales approach, unmatched technical expertise, a robust quality system and scalable capacity. DDL offers full service package testing in Eden Prairie, MN and Fountain Valley, CA. Product and material testing are carried out at the Eden Prairie facility. Both DDL locations work one-on-one with clients providing technical expertise, readily available capacity and individualized, easy to understand, comprehensive quotes. All of our testing services are delivered with integrity, professionalism and a commitment to meeting our customers’ timing needs. Visit www.testedandproven for more information.


DONGLING Technologies

7355 Clyde Park Ave SW, Suite 8H
Byron Center, MI 49315 USA
Tel: 616-583-8246 www.donglingusa.com

Founded in 1995, DONGLING Technologies is a top supplier of environmental and reliability testing solutions. Relying on extraordinary quality & innovation, DONGLING has earned the reputation as a leading supplier in the global market. The product portfolio covers Vibration test systems from Modal shakers to 133k lb-f water-cooled electrodynamic shakers including many long stroke options as well as Shock/bump test systems, Constant Acceleration Centrifuge, Drop Test Systems, and Swing/transportation simulation test systems. DONGLING Technologies USA was founded in 2014 to provide superior sales and service to the US market.


Highlight Industries, Inc.

2694 Prairie St SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49519 USA
Tel: 800-531-2465 www.highlightindustries.com

Highlight Industries is a builder of stretch film testing equipment and end-of-the-line packaging machinery. Established in 1981 in Grandville, MI, Highlight has expanded from an innovative beginning building handwrappers to developing complete lines for stretch wrapping, case sealing, plastic strapping, and related quality control equipment. Highlight has long differentiated itself by investing in cultivating a deep understanding of all the elements which impact load security for its customers and by cooperating with other leaders to increase knowledge across the industry. Highlight continues this investment today to provide the highest quality packaging solutions available.


L.A.B. Equipment, Inc.

1549 Ardmore Avenue, Itasca, IL 60143. USA
Tel: 630-595-4288 www.labequipment.com

L.A.B Equipment, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of product reliability and package test equipment. Our comprehensive line of products includes; hydraulic sine and random vibration, drop, climatic chambers, incline impact, shock, rotary vibration systems. Our systems are designed to meet related standards from around the globe, including the increasingly popular ISTA 3A and the ISTA Series 6-SAMSCLUB protocols. We are a team based organization with a global presence to serve and support customers world-wide. We are committed to manufacturing quality products on a consistent basis while maintaining a work ethic and attitude directed towards continuous improvement focusing on customer based satisfaction and solutions.


Laminations Great Northern Corporation

3010 East Venture Drive
Appleton WI 54912-8033 USA

Laminations provides innovative corner, edge protection, U-Shaped, and crating solutions that safeguard products during shipping, handling and storage. Our diverse line of VBoard® laminated paperboard products has proven practical and effective for thousands of packaging applications across a wide range of industries, backed by packaging experts who deliver cost-effective solutions with speed, quality and accuracy. Our paperboard solutions are 100% recyclable, and deliver the most advanced form of packaging protection to help customers reduce the cost of packaging materials and lower shipping costs throughout the supply chain.


Lansmont Corporation

17 Mandeville Court, Monterey, CA 93940 USA
Tel: 831-655-6600

Lansmont's Field-to-Lab® Methodology facilitates effective product and package designs by directly linking measured dynamic distribution inputs to actual laboratory simulation and validation tests. Lansmont's family of SAVER™ field instruments provide the basis for dynamic testing performed in laboratories equipped with Lansmont's shock, drop, impact, vibration, and compression test systems.



Michigan State University School of Packaging

130 Packaging Building, 448 Wilson Road, East Lansing, MI 48824-1223 USA Tel: 517-355-9580 www.packaging.msu.edu



3644 West Lake Ave., Glenview, Il 60026 USA
Tel: 847-257-2080

Lachenmeier is one of the leading global packaging machine providers as well as suppliers of related packaging film. Lachenmeier’s product portfolio includes stretch hood pallet wrapping machines and corresponding packaging film.

Lachenmeier serves a broad range of market segments from food and beverages, building materials and chemicals to appliances, paper and corrugated, insulation materials and brick products.

Lachenmeier has a consultative approach to all aspects of the packaging process, from identifying customer’s problems and needs, testing customer products, crafting a potential solution, to establishing value and ROI. Our consulting services vary, ranging from brief surveys, to long range studies, testing, and in depth analysis of customers packaging processes.



NOVA Chemicals Expandable Styrenics

400 Frankfort Road, Monaca PA 15061-2298 USA
Tel: 724-774-4348 www.arcelresins.com

NOVA Chemicals Expandable Styrenics provides a variety of foamable resins ideal for packaging and custom shape molding applications. Our expandable products use air to generate low density, sustainable solutions for protective packaging needs. A selection of EPS and ARCEL® resin grades are available to provide the ideal product for each application.


Packaging Corporation of America

250 South Shaddle Avenue, Mundelein, IL 60060 USA
Tel: 847-482-2092

Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) is an ideas and solutions company focused on supporting your success in the market place. Whether you are looking for corrugated shipping containers, bulk containers, custom designed and printed corrugated packaging, or eye-catching displays and merchandisers for retail, you can count on PCA to deliver the ideal solution on time and on budget. PCA is among the four largest producers of containerboard and corrugated packaging products in the United States. Headquartered in Lake Forest IL, PCA operates eight paper mills and 95 corrugated and related packaging plants and is also one of the largest producers of uncoated freesheet (office paper) in North America. For more information, or if we can help you, please visit us at our website, www.packagingcorp.com or call us at: 800-456-4725.


Parameter Generation & Control Inc.

PO Box 129, 1054 Old US 70 West, Black Mountain, NC 28711 USA
Tel: 828-669-8717

Parameter Generation & Control specializes in precise humidity and temperature control systems (Including TAPPI/ANSI T 402 sp-13). Parameter can provide TAPPI specs in existing spaces or provide turn-key solutions (room, conditioner, and controls). Our rooms and reach-in chambers can be programmed to produce both TAPPI preconditioning and TAPPI conditioning specs in the same space as well as wide range of temperatures and humidities for shipper studies. For more information, our web site is www.humiditycontrol.com or email us at c.hile@humiditycontrol.com.


Polyfoam Corporation

PO Box 906, 2355 Providence Road,
Northbridge, MA 01534 USA
Tel: 508-234-6323 www.polyfoamcorp.com

Polyfoam Corporation specializes in designing and manufacturing solutions with injection-molded or foam-molded plastics. With over forty years of experience and a focus on engineering, quality, and the environment, Polyfoam produces results that are cost-effective and sustainable. Services include engineering design, in-house 3D prototyping, secondary operations, and an ISTA-certified stress and thermal test lab. Polyfoam also has an extensive line of stock thermal and cushion packaging items. ISO 9001 Registered.


Pregis LLC

1650 Lake Cook Road, Suite 400, Deerfield, IL 60015 USA
Tel: 877-692-6163

Pregis LLC is a leading provider of innovative protective packaging materials and systems ranging from interior packaging to surface protection. We offer a wide range of engineered solutions such as PolyPlank® engineered foam, IntelliPack® foam-in-place, AirSpeed® inflatable solutions and Surface Guard® PolyMask protective films. We design, develop and deliver packaging solutions for a wide variety of consumer and industrial market segments. Our products and systems can be found in virtually every industry and are supported by a comprehensive sales, customer service, technical service and distribution network.


R.I.T. Department of Packaging Science

29 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623 USA
Tel: 585-475-2608 www.rit.edu/cast/packaging/


Sealed Air

8215 Forest Point Blvd Charlotte NC 28273 USA
Tel: 981-221-3235

Sealed Air Corporation creates a world that feels, tastes and works better. In 2016, the Company generated revenue of approximately $7.0 billion by helping our customers achieve their sustainability goals in the face of today’s biggest social and environmental challenges. Our portfolio of widely recognized brands, including Cryovac® brand food packaging solutions, Korrvu® brand suspension packaging, Instapak® brand foam packaging and Bubble Wrap® brand inflatable cushioning, enables a safer and less wasteful supply chain and protects valuable goods shipped around the world. Sealed Air has approximately 23,000 employees who serve customers in 169 countries. Our network of Packaging Applications Centers feature:
• 22 ISTA Certified Packaging Application Centers located worldwide
• More than 80 Packaging Professionals
• More than 12,000 packaging application projects completed each year

To learn more, visit www.sealedair.com



SGS Consumer and Retail

291 Fairfield Avenue, Fairfield, NJ 07004 USA
Tel: 973-575-5252


SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 90,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,000 offices and laboratories around the world; including full service Paper and Packaging Laboratories in the US and Asia with capabilities to perform ISTA, ASTM, TAPPI and other custom tests. Our staff of ISTA certified technicians supports our testing capabilities which include Analysis of Paper, Corrugated and Plastic Materials, Barrier and Breathability of Materials, Medical Device Package Testing, UN/DOT Certification and Heavy Metals (CONEG).

In 2016 SGS expanded it capabilities by acquiring IPS Testing, an independent laboratory serving the pulp, paper, packaging, corrugated, nonwovens, personal care products, and medical supply industries. Key service offerings include Fiber Science and Microscopy, Defect Analysis, Flushability, Regulatory, National Brand Equivalency, Analytical Chemistry, Physical, Recyclability and Repulpability Testing, Sustainability Services, Reverse Engineering, Supply Chain Audits and Inspections.

Our full range of services help reduce risk, improve efficiency and ensure compliance to the necessary standards worldwide.


Smithers Pira

Westland Commerce Center, 6539 Westland Way Suite 24,
Lansing MI 48917 USA Tel: 517-322-2400

The worldwide authority on the packaging, paper and print industry supply chains. Established in 1930, Smithers Pira provides laboratory testing, strategic and technical consulting, market intelligence and industry events to help clients gain industry insights, identify opportunities for improvement, evaluate product performance and manage compliance. Within this portfolio of services, Smithers Pira operates two distribution testing laboratories; one in the US (Lansing, Michigan and one in the UK. Clients include global raw materials providers, packaging converters, packer/fillers (finished goods suppliers) and retailers from the consumer goods and industrial supply chains. Smithers Pira is aligned with the key initiatives present in the packaging industry today: Sustainability, Cost avoidance, Damage reduction, Pack Development and Innovation. Smithers Pira is part of the Smithers Group.



Techlab Systems (TLS)

1549 W. Ardmore Ave. Itasca, IL 60143 USA
Tel: 630-595-8810 www.techlabsystems.com


Techlab Systems (TLS) provides complete testing solutions for the pulp, paper, packaging, cardboard and corrugated industries. Testing Machines include Box Compression Testers, Burst Tester, Samples Crush Tester, Puncture Testers, Internal Bond Tester, Short Span Compression Tester, Micrometers, Cobb Sizing Tester, PFI type Mill, Sheet Formers, Schopper Riegler Freeness Tester...everything you need to test the performance of your paper and board. With offices in the USA and Europe, and a sales and service network located around the world, our testing equipment is backed by highly qualified personnel with a commitment to make your experience memorable.



5155 Financial Way, Mason OH, 45040
Tel: 513-445-3264 www.trayak.com


Trayak is a consulting & software solutions company with a focus on product sustainability. At Trayak, we strongly believe that the principles of sustainable product design & manufacturing should be mainstreamed within the entire Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) process. This facilitates decision making and allows for optimal and profitable product strategies.


University of Wisconsin-Stout

232 Jarvis Hall, Technology WingMenomonie, WI 54751 USA Tel: 517-355-9580 www.uwstout.edu/programs/bsp/



1000 Abernathy Rd, Atlanta, GA 30328
Tel: 844-VERITIV

Veritiv is a leading provider of packaging solutions that reduce breakage, damage and losses. We combine extensive industry knowledge and technical expertise to improve operations – transforming your critical transport packaging into dramatic advantages to your business, whether in manufacturing, distribution, food processing, e-commerce fulfillment, etc. From concept to design, production to distribution and consumption, Veritiv has the insights and experience to help you uncover all the ways your packaging can generate more efficiencies, more sales and more profits – all backed by more than 8,000 employees, 170 locations, 100 equipment specialists and service technicians,13 design centers, and four ISTA-certified test labs.


Vibration Research

1294 Chicago Drive, Jenison, MI 49428 USA
Tel: 616-669-3028

Celebrating 22 years in business, U.S.A. based Vibration Research (VR) is the leading innovator in vibration control. We listen to our customers’ needs and offer testing products, software and support that deliver unrivaled value. Our VR9500 Revolution Vibration Controller and easy-to-use VibrationVIEW software includes patented innovations used by testing labs and engineers in a wide range of sectors across the world. iDOF™, FDS, FDR, and Kurtosion® are a few of VR’s applications that accurately and quickly solve troublesome industry issues like over-and-under testing and predicting a product’s point of fatigue. We have satellite offices in China, Germany, Russia, the Czech Republic, India and the United Kingdom. Visit Booth #11 to learn more about our products and latest innovations!


Vibration and Shock Technologies, LLC (VST)

36 6th Road, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 USA
Tel: 781-281-0721 www.vstcorp.com

Vibration and Shock Technologies, LLC (VST) is the rejuvenation of the late M/RAD Corp originally founded in 1972. VST is managed by Darryl Huttunen and Dave Sullo, former operating managers at M/Rad. VST is the Boston-based manufacturer of Package Test Equipment including Transportation Simulators, Drop Testers & Incline Impact (Conbur) Machines. The VST Product line includes Mechanical Reaction Moment Shakers, Shock Machines (Free-fall and Pneumatic), Software (Controls and Analytical) and Electrodynamic & Servo-Hydraulic Shaker Peripherals such as Head Expanders, Slip Tables, Reaction Masses and Custom Magnesium Fixtures. VST also designs and manufactures centrifuges to meet and exceed RTCA DO-160 and MIL-STD 810G sustained acceleration requirements. VST products are proudly Designed and Built in the USA. Please visit www.vstcorp.com