AICC: What You Need to Know about Material Testing

AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, is calling on the expertise of AICC Technical Advisors Tom Weber and Ralph Young on Wednesday, April 20, in Material Testing and Why You Need It Now.

This webinar will focus on why understanding the characteristics or property values of the components purchased is critical and how they relate to other options in the industry. 

“While it can suffice that your board suppliers have specifications and can supply COAs, having your own internal testing protocols in these days of fiber reduction and more recovered fiber, a daily look at products and processes may be prudent,” said Ralph Young, AICC Corrugated Technical Advisor.

Additionally, attendees will learn how, when, and why to test for successful carton making functional techniques. 

Tom Weber, AICC Folding Carton Technical Advisor, said, “this is a must-attend if you are considering getting into high volume folding carton work that may require the use of mechanical packaging equipment by your clients. The webinar will help attendees separate the must-haves from the nice to have as you equip your Quality Lab.”

Tom Weber, AICC Folding Carton Technical Advisor, has 39 years of diverse packaging experience. He is recognized by industry peers to be knowledgeable and well-informed in all sales, marketing, and production processes, various types of plastic and paperboard converting equipment, and technically proficient in Leadership Training and Six Sigma/LEAN methodologies. He managed multiple facilities in operations, managed regional business units as General Manager, and successfully directed a privately held company as its President. His career includes tenures with Tenneco, Caraustar, North America Packaging Corporation, Core Systems LLC, and CardPak.

Ralph Young serves as the AICC Corrugated Technical Advisor. He spent his entire corporate career in the forest products industry investing the last 35 years in the paper and corrugated packaging segment. He has worked in woodlands, primary manufacturing, sales and sales management, marketing, business planning and communications, and three different assignments in product development. He was there when the industry moved to ECT from Mullen. His companies have included Champion International-twice, Georgia-Pacific (Great Southern Paper), International Paper and Mead Containerboard.

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