Package Testing Lab COO, Patrick Nolan, Becomes Chairman of ASTM Committee D-10 on Packaging

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DDL COO, Patrick Nolan, becomes ASTM D-10 on Packaging Committee Chairman, demonstrating that DDL is on the pulse of the packaging industry. - Package testing expert, Patrick Nolan, COO of DDL, a leading package, product and material testing laboratory, has been elected Chairman of the ASTM Committee D-10 on Packaging.

The American Society for Testing & Materials (ASTM) created the D-10 on Packaging Committee in 1914 to discuss the revision and development of regulated packaging standards.

“I am thrilled to be Chairman of the D-10 committee,” said Patrick Nolan, COO of DDL. “By being actively involved in the development of packaging standardization, I am in a position to offer the best knowledge and quality of service to DDL’s package testing customers.”

As Chairman of the D-10 Committee on Packaging, Nolan will be responsible for leading the twice yearly committee meetings that involve attending various technical sessions over a two day period.

During the meetings, the committee is charged with the following tasks:

1) Defining materials and processes for acceptable package and product delivery.

2) Generating closely related shipping systems design criteria.

3) Developing materials handling standards related to distribution, including

     measurement of the packaging environment.

4) Assessing the suitability of packaging related standards.

5) Establishing standards on reuse, recycling and disposal of materials related to


“The development of packaging standards is a lengthy process,” said Nolan. “The committee has much to discuss about terminology, practices, test methods, specifications, guides and classifications.”

Patrick Nolan will Chair his first D-10 on Packaging Committee meeting in April 2006.

About DDL

DDL offers expert package testing, product testing and material testing services including shock testing, vibration testing, tensile testing, leak testing and validation. DDL package testing clients find value through its growing suite of PackServices: PackAdvice, a zero-cost package testing consulting service, and PackReview, a DDL approved certification to demonstrate compliance with ISO 11607 (clause 7). DDL Testing Services maintains full service testing labs in Minnesota and California.

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