PET Container Stress Cracking - Mythology and Science

Instructor: Stephen Zagarola
Product ID: 700360
Training Level: Basic
  • Duration: 60 Min

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In this Packaging & Labeling training we take on what is probably P.E.T. greatest nemesis -- especially for those manufacturing and using P.E.T. Bottles in warm climates.

This is the first of three sessions dedicated to the quality manufacturing of P.E.T. (polyester) Containers. In this first session, we take on what is probably P.E.T. greatest nemisis -- especially for those manufacturing and using P.E.T. Bottles in warm climates. As is typical for any such nemisis, a lot of myths have developed as to how to deal with the problem. This session talk brings perspective to five of the most popular ones by discussing what the data says about them.

Areas Covered in the seminar:

  • A historical sketch for stress cracking
  • What is stress cracking and it’s nature
  • The five most common myths about stress cracking
  • How to optimize and control stress cracking resistance

Who Will Benefit:

This session will greatly benefit organizations that manufacture or fill P.E.T. Bottles. Individuals who are responsible for quality, production, process set-up, maintenance, or general management.

Instructor Profile:

Stephen W. Zagarola is a founding member of The ZDM Group. He has more than thirty years of engineering, quality systems, packaging research and development, and operations management experience in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. He has published more than twenty articles and speaks at conferences in variety of industries each year. Subjects of his articles and talks include everything from effective quality systems and just-in-time manufacturing to optimization of injection and blow molding processes for stress crack resistance to Six Sigma research and development methods. Steve authored the first plastic soft drink bottle specifications for The Coca-Cola Company in 1975. He holds patents for container design and testing methods.

Steve has pioneered the use of DOE (Design of Experiments) and other Six Sigma methods for optimizing plastic packaging and beverage manufacturing processes. He is respected as a leading authority in the application of World Class SPC and Six Sigma methodologies in those industries. These statistical methods have consistently generated substantial operating cost savings to packaging manufacturing companies.

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