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The Standard Practice for Performance Testing of Shipping Containers and Systems test standard (ASTM D4169) was first published in 1982. The truck vibration profiles specified reference field vibration data collected more than a decade earlier. Changes in vehicle design, road conditions, and vibration data recording equipment have prompted formation of an ASTM subcommittee to re- evaluate the truck vibration profiles specified in D4169 several modifications resulted. Limited studies evaluating the proposed vibration simulation techniques have been performed and none of the results from these studies have been released publicly. This paper highlights the results observed in an evaluation of the current and proposed ASTM D4169 truck vibration profiles when applied to two different packaged products: a yard tractor packaged in a wooden crate and automotive electrical assemblies packaged in thermoformed trays. Visual damage to the tractor tires and the thermoformed trays are graded and used to evaluate the vibration simulation tests. Results from ongoing work demonstrate that the current ASTM D4169 truck vibration level II results in more damage than any of the proposed profiles and more than typical field damage levels. > inside Inside ISTA Headquarters • Goodbye ISTA Members: Message from Ed Church • TransPack Forum Program and Sponsorship and Exhibiting Opportunities • North American Division Board New Directors • Upcoming Webinars • ISTA Asia Pacific Symposium pages 2-11 Welcome New Members & Membership Renewal pages 12-13 CPLP Corner pages 14-15 ISTA Technical Update pages 16-17 Laboratory Evaluation of ASTM D4169 (Current and Proposed) Vibration Profiles The following paper was recently presented at ISTA's 2015 TransPack Forum in Orlando, Florida. Michael Morrow Undergraduate Student, Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences, Clemson University December 2015 • TM > MORE ON PAGE10 > MORE ON PAGE 18 FREE TO ISTA MEMBERS March 21-24, Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resorts, Orlando, Florida Now is the best time to register! Check out the program on page 4. Learn from Top Rated TransPack Forum Speakers Wednesday, January 20th Dissecting Containment Force: Load Compression, Film Stiffness, and their Roles Stabilizing Unitized Goods Luke Venechuk, Highlight Industries, Inc. Wednesday, February 17th Adapting to the Re-configuration of the Retail Supply Chain Greg Fornasiero, The Home Depot Early Bird Registration Rate - Ends Friday, January 29th. Multiple Person Discount - Each attendee after the first person from the same company will receive a $100 discount off the registration rate.

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