FCA Packaging Announces the Addition of FEA Software to its Suite of Packaging Testing Capabilities

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New software further reinforces FCA's position as the leader in custom packaging design and testing for industrial equipment packaging.

FCA, LLC (http://www.fcapackaging.com), the leader in custom designed industrial packaging solutions, announced today the addition of FEA Software to its Packaging Design, Testing and Engineering Center. Located in Coal Valley IL, adjacent to one of FCA’s major manufacturing facilities, this state of the art packaging research and development center houses FCA’s new packaging testing equipment as well as a team of Packaging Engineers, Project Managers, Sustaining Engineers and Testing Lab Facility Manager.

With the utilization of its new FEA (Finite Element Analysis) software capabilities, FCA can run an almost-unlimited array of conceptual and/or standardized tests on packaging designs.

Jacob Goodman, Packaging Engineer for FCA said “with the ability to cross reference between actual tests performed in our certified testing laboratory and computer aided testing based on various failure criteria, we will be able to predict very close approximations of our materials’ limitations. We can incorporate this knowledge into our process, and where possible, employ a collection of different materials into a design to optimize both strength and cost, and then accurately test the feasibility of the design before prototyping or producing pilot runs.”

David Wilsted, VP of Sales and Marketing for FCA said “the addition of our FEA software analysis capability supplements our packaging testing equipment already in our packaging engineering lab, and furthers the validity of FCA’s offering in the market to design, build and manage the best packaging for our industrial products customers.

FCA continues to lead the custom industrial packaging industry by providing comprehensive solutions that include custom design, manufacturing and management of specialized packaging products. Now it includes complete testing.

About FCA

FCA supplies a broad range of critical, highly customized, heavy duty, just-in-time industrial packaging products and services to many of the world’s leading OEM’s across several industries. FCA’s unique products include custom engineered skids, crates, pallets, boxes and other unique packaging solutions that protect billions of dollars of valuable customer inventory. FCA also supports its packaging products with an array of value added services including design engineering and prototyping, testing, manufacturing, container management and tracking, recycle management and repair/refurbishment.

FCA’s complete solution approach is uniquely tailored to manufacturers with complex and highly-customized packaging requirements. Through design engineering services, just-in-time manufacturing, and ongoing tracking and management services, FCA offers a complete and cost-effective solution for the entire enterprise. For additional information visit http://www.fcapackaging.com to learn what FCA can do for your company.

FCA: Custom Packaging Solutions. Designed. Built. Managed.

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