IoPP Standard Webinar: How to Utilize Advanced Simulation for Achieving Sustainability Goals

When:  Jul 14, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  All Member Forum


There is significant momentum in the packaging industry to provide sustainable solutions in packaging. Consumers are demanding that companies address their concerns. There are a handful of ways companies are moving forward to address the consumer sediment. This includes utilizing engineering tools to explore options to provide sustainable packaging solutions and meet the typical requirements of their packages. The focus of this webinar is on how to utilize advanced simulation tools to provide a path forward for sustainability objectives.


Presenter Robert States, Principal, Stress Engineering Services

Over 20 years of experience working in plastics and packaging. I have a BS in Plastics Engineering and an MBA. Listed as an inventor on multiple packaging patents for companies such as CHEP, BP, WD-40, and BD. Started career in corporate packaging at Procter & Gamble. During my time at P&G I served in a corporate function assisting corporate initiatives. In addition, I held the role of plastics product supply manager serving a newly acquired business.

My second job was with Newell Brands as a senior engineer in Rubbermaid Home Products. I focused on developing new processes to drive down manufacturing costs. This included upgrading the over-molding technology used for food keepers and designing and developing extrusion / continuous thermoforming equipment that reduced the capital cost requirements by two thirds to manufacture components typically manufactured in an injection molding machine.

I am now a partner in Stress Engineering Services. SES is a 300 person engineering services firm. I have worked in over 200 manufacturing facilities over the last 16 years and completed hundreds of packaging projects. As a partner, my role is to guide the business by recognizing the needs in the market and developing the appropriate services. My role revolves around four categories of services: new packaging development, equipment development, productivity projects, and failure remediation.

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