gt;gt; KATIE COYNE: Our presenter today is MonicaHabash, Class of ’09 and ’14, packaging engineer for West Pharmaceutical Services.Monica has been working in the Research and Development Package Engineering Group withinWest Pharmaceutical Services for the past three years. Her primary focus is to designpackaging systems that appropriately protect the various product offerings and maintainingpackage integrity and product sterility to ensure safe and reliable packaging componentsfor the administration of drug solutions. Monica is originally from California, butnow calls the East Coast home. Her webinar today will help you get an understandingof key differences in material characteristics,
styles and performance qualities of high densitypolyethylene and polypropylene and paperboard containers, and how different material types,container style can affect the compression strengths, and Monica will touch on the costcomparative analysis of the evaluated container materials thickness and style.Take it away, Monica. gt;gt; MONICA HABASH: Hello. Welcome, everyone.As Katie mentioned, I’m Monica Habash. I’ll be taking you through the presentation highlightingthe results generated from material performance evaluation, a shipping container using alternatematerials and styles. Just to give a quick overview of what we’rediscussing during this session: First I’ll
take you through the background to help identifythe key drivers to conducting the evaluation of materials and shipping containers. I’llbring you all a better understanding of the significance and rule of corrugated plasticin the pharmaceutical industry, and a high level overview of how corrugated plastic ismade and the approximate cost between the corrugated plastic and paper and looking atthe differences between the corrugated polypropylene and polyethylene containers.I’ll provide examples of the corrugated plastic used in the industry and elaborate on thechosen samples evaluated in my evaluation. I’ll provide an in depth evaluation of thetest plan and samples and identify the acceptance
criteria, and discuss the results followingthe testing and follow up with highlights on future anticipated research in testingas we look at the next steps for future evaluation. Just to give you a bit of a background: Thepharmaceutical and medical industry is very stringent in terms of the requirement, someof these requirements are including but not limited to maintaining product sterility.Sterility can be achieved by multiple things including steam sterilization, gamma radiationand ethylene oxide. The other thing is guaranteeing high valueproduct. That means products that are identified as more processing steps to allow for thehighest quality products. These are the types
of products that are available in the industryas either ready to sterilize or ready to use. Finally, the importance of maintaining asepticmanufacturing facilities. This is defined as an environment that’s free of pathogenicmicroorganisms. That’s how we identify these manufacturing sites.Corrugated plastic plays a huge role in the pharmaceutical and medical industry due tothese strict requirements. It is highly used in these industries, and used as a primaryshipping container. Just to give you some history, a bit of backgroundon why we pursued this type of evaluation: For my position at West Pharmaceuticals, historicallywe have been utilizing corrugated plastic
for over a decade. The decision was made toutilize corrugated plastic by marketing and sales, and driven based on a notion of thought.It was really no data behind it. There is limited data available to provide a clearunderstanding of what high value products truly required in the packaging system. Asthere is an increase in demand for the high value products there is a significant growthexpected meaning an increase in usage of the corrugated plastic containers. For this reasonI started to look at how to really characterize the corrugated plastic and found there isopportunities available, including looking at alternate packaging solutions and thisis where we look at the different materials
Tour of the Port of Los Angeles with Narration and Subtitles Turn on CC
.a row truck is on the roads, it takes cargo probably to a destination within 200 miles. These trucks are no more than 5 years old. They have to have the latest engines, low pollution burning diesel. We have no old clunkers anymore driving around the port. All the trucks are new and clean, on and off the port. The way it works here is there’s no ship here in this part of the dock.
Cargo is coming in, most of the cargo that is coming in now that you see is for export. Empty containers or containers for cargo export will go on the front of the dock, and as they unload the ship the cargo they’ve taken off of the ship will go to the back of the facility. Where it is much easier to manipulate it and load it on trains or onto trucks. Just a matter of interest the harbor commission has adopted a budget plan of about $1.1 million for the fiscal years 2013, 2014 EDITOR’S NOTE: He meant $11.1 million About $4 million dollars or 37% of that budget is going to be used to support about 8,500 jobs, which are linked to the major construction site projects in and around the port. For example, this facility here, this is . Evergreen.
What we are going to spend here is about $96 million dollars, behind Evergreen (which backs onto APL), and we are going to do what is called backland development behind, put in more surface areas, more â€¦ areas for containers, more access roads. I was talking earlier about the trucks that longshoremen drive, and if you look on the side now, you actually see these small universal trailer receivers (UTRs), that’s the white truck with the flashing red or white light on top of it. EDITOR’S NOTE: He means Utility Tractor Rigs. Basically what happened is the ship will come in, the cranes pull alongside, under each crane there is a designated roadway. So for example, if this ship had 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 cranes on it, there would be seven designated roads underneath each crane. The truck comes in, he will have lane 1, lane 2, lane 3, lane 4, and that’s the only lane he will move in.
The operator of the crane will swing the cargo back, into lane 6 or 7 and there will be a truck there waiting to pick up that cargo and take it somewhere else. These gentlemen that work in these cranes are very well paid, and make up to a $250,000 a year. And it is important that they have the best guys unload these containers because it costs the ship so much money to stay in the port. At the moment the ship isn’t making any money because it is not going anywhere, it has already had its cargo paid for, so it wants itself unloaded, reloaded and leaving. If you look you up in here you see a variety of colors of containers. The only ones of really any significance are the white ones. The white containers are temperature controlled containers. They are like refrigeration trucks. They have a small motor on the back that will be plugged into the ship and they can move goods that need to be â€¦ climate controlled. If you are bringing in, say, vegetables, salads, meat or fish,
it needs to be in one of these containers and it will be in a contained area. Once it is unloaded off the ship it is put onto a truck and it is able to be plugged into the back of the container and keeps the temperature at all times at the correct level. This ship will probably have a crew of about eighteen people. You see this small vessel in the middle there, the orange vessel, that is their escape pod. If you saw the Captain Phillips movie, that’s what they use. The eighteen crew will work on three watches. It will be three deck officers, three helmsmen, three engineers and the rest. The bridge we are about to pass underneath is the Vincent Thomas Bridge.
This is the third largest suspension bridge in the State of California. The first largest one is the Golden Gate Bridge. The second one is the Bay Bridge. This is the third one. The bridge is named after a councilman, Vincent Thomas, â€¦ although locally it is called the Saint Vincent Thomas, he wasn’t a saint, he was a councilman. He raised money for building the bridge and when the bridge was built, the local newspaper said â€œbridge to nowhere.â€� . now it accesses major arteries here.