Introduction to BMW Distribution Testing

Course Description

The Packaging School in partnership with BMW and Clemson's Distribution Testing Lab brings you this overview of the required ISTA, ASTM, and DIN ship-tests for BMW's new protocol. Instructed by Dr. Gregory Batt, Director of the Sonoco Transport Package Testing Laboratory.

Course curriculum

    1. Course Disclaimer

    2. Welcome!

    3. Best Practices for Package Testing

    4. Test Plan

    5. Submit Your Package Design Questions

    1. Atmospheric Pre-Conditioning

    2. Drop Test

    3. Tilt Test

    4. Horizontal Shock Test

    5. Vibration Test

    6. Shock Test

    7. Compression Test

    1. Designing for Success

    2. Conclusion

About this course

  • Free
  • 14 lessons
  • 0 hours of video content

About the Instructor

Dr. Andrew Hurley

Founder and Associate Professor

Packaging and entrepreneurship came together at an early age for Dr. Andrew Hurley. As a young boy, he molded and sold pewter figurines, but inadequate shipping materials led to breakage. Frustrated, he set to researching better packaging alternatives … and he hasn’t ever stopped. Dr. Hurley is an Associate Professor at Clemson University in the Department of Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences. He leads the packaging design emphasis area, where he researches how to leverage packaging to solve even the toughest supply chain challenges.

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