Webinar: Balancing Data with Risk to Improve Patient Safety

DuPontTM and Eagle Medical, Inc. join WESTPAK on January 27, 2021 in presenting “Balancing Data with Risk to Improve Patient Safety.” Attendees will learn about: “Validated Testing for Medical Device Packaging” from Andrew Thomas, Lab Manager, WESTPAK “Battle for Perfect Information” from Roy Morgan, PE, PMP, Vice President of Engineering & NPI, Eagle Medical, Inc. […]

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Ensuring Safety and Product Protection with Assurance Levels

For WESTPAK, and likely for you, ensuring safety has always been a top consideration. When it comes to assuring safety in product protection, one element of concern tends to arise during the creation of a testing protocol: To what Assurance Level should my package system be tested? WESTPAK’s short article, ASTM D4169 Assurance Level Determination, […]

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Customer Care During the Crisis

Since our start in 1986, Westpak has always welcomed our customers in house to conduct testing, inspections, and further our partnerships. The covid19 pandemic put a halt to that long-standing activity; our office moved to basic in-house operations while providing essential supply chain support and honoring shelter in place mandates. We’ve missed our customers! As […]

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Silver Lining Discovered During the Crisis

Westpak’s employee owners have discovered priceless treasures they’re grateful for during the pandemic. During these uncertain times, we all find ourselves in a state of liminality, the disorienting and ambiguous bridge between two significant phases of change. While we all share in fear of the unknown and transition to new norms, there is always a […]

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Springing into 2018! San Jose Lab Hosts Student Tours

  Westpak wants to share what we do with the world. Westpak values education and continuous learning – we share that with our customers, our employees, Engineering aficionados and students from diverse backgrounds. In March, we were fortunate to host students from Silicon Valley Education Foundation at our San Jose laboratory. These lab tours were […]

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Science & Engineering Festival Fun with Westpak

At Westpak we love what we do – and we love to share it! This is our third year participating in Biocom Institute’s Science & Engineering Festival with a bit of fun for kids and adults. Westpak sponsored the Think, Drink, Science! night at Cutwater Spirits, enjoying science-inspired distillery tours. We networked with community members […]

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MESA STEM Shadow Day in San Diego

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” This question is one that is posed to students across the country and the globe. Sometimes it doesn’t seem so easy to decide when there are so many career paths from which to choose. Nevertheless, it is always worthwhile to explore different fields and opportunities […]

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Inaugural Westpak’s Memorial Scholarship for Warren Dunning

One of Westpak’s core values is to “pursue growth, learning, & understanding.” Here at Westpak, we are huge proponents of continued and higher education in many forms. We also believe in honoring our foundation: Warren Dunning contributed years of knowledge and skills to help build Westpak. Sadly Warren passed away last year, and to honor […]

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See It: Test Lab Math & Science Tour

On a fine fall morning, seven training professionals representing TransCen, Inc. toured WESTPAK’s San Jose test lab. Their primary objective of visiting was to gain an understanding of the types of positions and qualifications necessary in the niche product and package test industry. Secondarily, they wanted to see applications of math and science. It was the first […]

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CSUSM Senior Experience

Here at Westpak, one of our core values is to pursue growth, learning and understanding. In the spirit of continuous learning, we sponsored an experiential education program with CSUSM. The College of Business Administration at Cal State San Marcos gives students the opportunity to apply some of their academic knowledge through the Senior Experience program […]

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A Home Run at AT&T Park! Discovery Day 2016

Everyone loves a good game of baseball – the fans cheering from the crowds, the smell of popcorn, fluffs of cotton candy bobbing through the promenade, and smiles from kids and adults alike. Although AT&T Park is known as the home of the San Francisco Giants, it was home to UCSF’s Discovery Day on Saturday, November 5th!   […]

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TESTED.com Compression Test: How Much Weight to Burst an Exercise Ball?

Kishore and Norm brought an exercise ball sample to WESTPAK, Inc.’s accredited test lab in San Jose, CA for testing using the Compression Test machine. How much force will it take to burst the ball?   Kishore guessed 2,000 pounds while Norm said 1,000 to 1,500 pounds was his estimate. WESTPAK’s Compression Test machine uses hydraulic power to apply […]

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TESTED.COM: Hail Damage with High-Speed Camera

TESTED.COM’s Kishore Hari and Norm Chan visited Westpak’s San Jose lab with their high-speed camera crew to record the effect of impacting a solar panel with simulated 25mm (1″) diameter hail balls launched by Mr. Freeze, a specialized air gun used in solar module testing.     Meet Mr. Freeze, Westpak’s Hail Cannon!     The […]

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Poly Pack Symposium 2016

Andrew at Poly Pack

Westpak, Inc. continued our strong relationship with Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s Industrial Technology & Packaging program this spring by sponsoring the annual Poly Pack Symposium once again. The daylong event gathers packaging professionals from around the nation to discuss new topics, learn new techniques, and network. As an event sponsor Westpak, Inc. sent Andrew Bevil, Test Engineer […]

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“I’m An Engineer!”

There’s something about being at a baseball game that excites you to your very core – the crack of the bat, the smell of popcorn, and the camaraderie of fellow fans cheering for the home team. This past weekend, roars, laughter and shouts emanated from the PETCO Park stadium in downtown San Diego. Any passerby […]

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Education for the Future: College Fair at BLCI

Education is about giving youth the opportunity to learn. While students and a teacher in a classroom is the traditional image of education, learning can come in many different forms. One of these is a career fair, allowing students to gain exposure to a wide array of job opportunities available to them as they pursue […]

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Westpak Mentors Science Fair Finalist

Westpak’s Core Values were front and center stage recently as our President and CEO Herb Schueneman mentored 12 year old Chand Duggal on his Science Fair Project. As a long time adjunct professor at San Jose State University, Herb has long embodied the core values “Pursue growth, learning and understanding.” When approached by young Chand […]

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Westpak Celebrates Yosemite’s 150th Anniversary

Westpak’s two locations are located in California which boasts some of our country’s most beautiful natural treasures. Yosemite National Park, the crown jewel of California’s parks, is just a three-hour drive from Westpak’s San Jose laboratory. This summer marks a momentous occasion: the 150 year anniversary of the Yosemite Grant Act. This act, inspired by […]

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“Heavenly Vibration” of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony

Nearly 50 years ago, the Beach Boys sang about good vibrations giving them “excitations.” Good or bad, vibrations come in lots of forms – with or without excitation. For Westpak, vibrations come in the form of truck, rail and air simulation for the purpose of increasing package and product performance. To recreate complicated events, we […]

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Excellence in Education

Join us in congratulating one of our own, Nora Crivello, Vice President of our San Jose laboratory. Two years ago, Nora embarked on a journey in pursuit of higher education while balancing work, motherhood and career. Her intellect, energy and dedication enabled her to complete her quest with honors. Along with her recent MBA graduation from […]

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SDSU’s Remarkable Basketball Season Gets Westpak Fired Up!

San Diego had a serious case of Aztec Fever this year. And, with good reason. San Diego State University had one of its best basketball seasons ever, boasting a 31-5 record. The hometown guys won the Mountain West regular-season championship and reached the NCAA Sweet 16 for the second time in the last four seasons! […]

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