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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Contributing to the Medical Device Package Industry

WESTPAK sent two representatives to attend and speak at the Q1 Medical Device Labeling & Packaging conference which was held September 29-30, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona.  The two-day event, focused on Medical Device Package Testing, brought together over 40 speakers from FDA, Industry, Academia, Standards Committees, and Healthcare Practice.  The event was a balanced blend […]

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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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The Importance of Vibration in Testing

Vibration Example

Vibration comes in many forms – good, bad, sinusoidal and random to name a few. Although the first two may be more subjective than the latter, Westpak gave a great introduction and application of product and packaging vibration testing. On March 10th, Westpak’s Chairman, Herb Schueneman, discussed why, when, and how we perform vibration testing […]

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Capstan Grips at Westpak

Westpak San Jose recently acquired capstan style grips for tensile testing strapping, webbing, metal ribbon and other samples in our 50kN (11,000 lb.) load frame. The grips have a diameter of 40mm (1.6in.) and width of 80mm (3.1in.). These grips allow us to better test materials that are weakened by fixturing in traditional wedge-style grips, […]

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Earth Day Revisited – Sustainable Package and Product Design

Earth Day began in 1970 by Gaylord Nelson, then a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin after witnessing the ravages of the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara. With emerging public consciousness about air and water pollution, Gaylord identified an opportunity putting environmental protection onto the national political agenda. Despite exponential increases in disposable and single use products and […]

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When It All Falls Down

We’ve all done it. That slow motion moment when your fancy smart phone falls from your hand and towards the concrete. At stake is the modern badge of a life well lived, a cracked smart phone screen. We do our best to protect these investments with cases and handy-dandy belt clips (people still have belt clips, right?), but in the end […]

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