Healthcare Packaging Consortium 2012 Fall Meeting

The Healthcare Packaging Consortium hosted its 2012 Fall Meeting in Sabbatini Lounge on November 16. It was well attended and successful with 38 participants from Wright Medical, International Paper, Sealed Air Corporation, Merck, Evergreen Packaging, Olympus Surgical Technology, and CBU. The Proceedings of the 2012 HPC Fall Meeting can be viewed online. Speakers were from Sealed Air Corporation, Merck, and CBU. Dr. Greg Sedrick (Graduate Engineering) presented a seminar entitled “Sustainable Global Design.” Dr. Pong Malasri (Packaging) presented three papers: “Healthcare Packaging Consortium & Its Projects” (coauthored by Dr. Ray Brown, Dr. Asit Ray, and Larry Rutledge); “Effect of High Temperature on Compressive Strength and Impact Acceleration of New Softwood Pallets” (coauthored by Dr. Ali Pourhashemi, Dr. Ray Brown, Mallory Harvey, Katie Godwin, Phyo Aung, James Laney, and Robert Moats; and “Water Absorption of Wooden Pallets” (coauthored by Dr. Ali Pourhashemi, Phyo Aung, Mallory Harvey, and Robert Moats — the manuscript of this presentation has been accepted for publication in the International Journal of Applied Science and Technology, Vol. 2, No. 8, December 2012)

Photos taken at the meeting can be found at the HPC Facebook Page at:!/media/set/?set=a.556886417661720.146027.523979730952389&type=1

The 2013 HPC Spring Meeting will be in April 2013.  Date and topics will be announced in early spring.