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September 16, 2010 - ASTM International Committee D10 on Packaging will conduct workshop on packaging on October 12 in San Antonio, TX. Following welcome by Marilyn Baker, multiple presentations will be made. Topics will range from packaging sustainability standards development, child resistant packaging protocol testing, and configuration control of packaging technical data to Boeing packaging best practices and importance of ASTM specifications in military packaging.

ASTM Committee on Packaging to Hold Workshop During October Committee Week

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Press release date: September 13, 2010

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.-ASTM International Committee D10 on Packaging will conduct a workshop on Packaging on Oct. 12 from 1:00 to 5:30 p.m. CDT at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio in San Antonio, Texas. The workshop will be held during the standards development meetings of Committee D10.

Following a welcome by Marilyn Baker, senior innovation consultant in global quality, The Coca-Cola Co., and a current member of ASTM International's board of directors, the following presentations will be made during the workshop:

  • Improving the Sustainability of Thermoformed Polyolefin Food Packaging Through UPES Interpolymer Modification-Eric Vignola, Business Development Scientist, Nova Chemicals;

  • Abbott Sustainability-Vance Lambert, Abbott Laboratories;

  • The Journey Towards Packaging Sustainability Standards-Mary K. Peck, packaging specialist, ECBC Packaging Team;

  • Boeing Packaging Best Practices-Steve Pallardy, shipping operations/PHS&T engineering, Boeing;

  • Child Resistant Packaging Protocol Testing-Lori Dixon, principal, Great Lakes Marketing;

  • Configuration Control of Packaging Technical Data-Randy Weber, U.S. Army;

  • Importance of ASTM Specifications in Military Packaging-Mary K. Peck, packaging specialist, ECBC Packaging Team; and

  • Update on ISO TC122/SC 4 Packaging and Environment-Marilyn Baker, The Coca-Cola Co.

    ASTM International welcomes and encourages participation in the development of its standards. For more information on becoming an ASTM member, visit

    ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions.

    View this release on the ASTM Web site at

    ASTM Committee D10 Next Meeting: Oct. 11-13, October Committee Week, San Antonio, Texas

    Technical Contact: Marilyn Baker, The Coca-Cola Company, Atlanta, Ga., Phone: 404-676-3750;

    ASTM Staff Contact: Kevin Shanahan, Phone: 610-832-9737;

    ASTM PR Contact: Barbara Schindler, Phone: 610-832-9603;
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