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JANUARY | 2018

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Evaluate and Certify Package Product Performance Services I.S.T.A. (all projects), ASTM, NMFC, U.N./D.O.T Hazmat), GSA, Fed & Mil Spec Testing Products up to 8000 lbs. tested N Vibration N Impact shock N Compression N Material analysis/testing N Environmental Conditioning EASTERN FACILITY * ( 513 ) 870-0080 Fax: (513) 870-0017 Email: 4090 Thunderbird Lane, Fairfield, OH 45014 gh Package and Product Testing and Consulting, Inc. ® Engineers & Technicians have been IATA trained and tested ISO 17025 accredited* WESTERN FACILITY ( 623 ) 869-8008 Fax: (623) 869-8003 Email: info 335 W. Melinda Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85027 Fully accredited to ISTA Standard 20/7E 20 ista views • December 2017/January 2018 • Temperatures During Transport Between Europe, China, Africa and USA: Data and Predictive Model > CONTINUED FROM PAGE 19 DISCUSSION The model was designed to predict the temperature profile in a truck during ground transportation as a function of the MinAir/MaxAir temperatures in warm areas. A correlation was found for the model with the results of the literature (Europe, USA) and our own records (USA). These results have enabled us to simulate in a laboratory the different cycles of temperature from France to the targeted countries (not only how high and low it could go but the detailed profile of temperature and its cumulative effects in time). For that purpose, an environmental chamber has been setup to simulate the full trip of the product. The high cumulative temperature related risks the product could face during transportation have been simulated in the worst case (external top layer). Thanks to those results, different transportation strategies can be put in place for targeted locations, the duration of the transportation (ground & ocean), the amount of product exposed to high temperatures. The model works in the [18°C – 45°C] range of outside temperature however, some limitations exist. The focus was put on simulating summer temperatures and we know our model may not be accurate below an outside air temperature of 18°C and during high wind or cloudy weather. Some further testing during winter will be performed to be able to consolidate this model with temperatures below 18°C. CONCLUSION A model has been described with the objective to reduce the risks and the time-to-market when launching a shelf-stable Innovation. A tool will be available upon request at as a material with this paper to enable any company that wants to launch a shelf-stable product. This tool will enable any product developer to integrate during the design phase the transportation temperature constraints without doing real world testing before going on the shelves. BIBLIOGRAPHY Leinberger, D. (2006). Ocean Container Temperature and Humidity Study in ocean containers (Xerox). (2002). ISTA Temperature report (ISTA).

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