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Article | March 31, 1999
The difference isn't all language (sidebar)
Modern testing lab in China
While language may be the biggest barrier to communications with Asian manufacturers and packaging suppliers Dennis Young tells PW there are package testing facilities and laboratories at least in China. Young president of a transport packaging consultancy (Grand Rapids MI) identified China Packaging Research & Testing Center (Tianjin People's Republic of China). Young and the CPRTC are working on a project to measure the vibration experienced by packages in China's truck freight business.
The CPRTC says Young has extensive material testing facilities including instruments for physical and barrier property tests of packaging materials. In addition the center has excellent computer facilities to analyze and convert test data.
If this level of testing lab is not available Young has developed what he calls the 4S test that doesn't require instruments. The four parts of the test are shock shake stand and ship. He can provide the testing guidelines.
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