Ivan Berljak


The main purpose of the package testing is to determine whether or not the package can provide adequate protection of the product. The purpose of this study is to detect bearing of different pharmaceutical products in the dynamic laboratory and in real distribution environment. Pharmaceutical industry in normal operation applies many regulations and rules. One of those is to record all events in the distribution process. The analysis compared the results reached in dynamic lab with those of the real distribution cycle and all losses and damages entered in the Belupo Ltd. Data base during last 12 months. As test methods used: ASTM D 5276 - Drop Test of Loaded Containers by Free Fall; ASTM D 642 - Determining Compressive Resistance of Shipping Containers, Components, and Unit Loads; ASTM D 999 - Vibration Testing of Shipping Containers; ASTM D 4728 - Random Vibration Testing of Shipping Containers. Results obtained in a laboratory and in real situation are not comparable. Therefore it is important to include new tests with focused simulation witch will confirm accuracy of results. Database of damages shows the protection and security measures in distribution cycles for our products, and financial losses caused within distribution can be calculated from those data.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Packaging--Testing; Drugs--Packaging; Packaging design

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Department, Program, or Center

Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology (CAST)


Goodwin, Daniel

Advisor/Committee Member

Olsson, Dave

Advisor/Committee Member

de Winter, Carl


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