Clemson University Expands Packaging Lab
With a grant provided by Clemson University, the Clemson Packaging program continued a systematic expansion of its packaging lab this past summer that included both the update and expansion of the lab's corrugated testing equipment. Working with ICPF, Testing Machines Inc. provided an extra generous discount above the educational discount already provided to Clemson. This savings of thousands of dollars enabled additional purchases of corrugated testing equipment that had been on the lab's wish list.
Over the past two decades, Clemson has received over $2.3 million in equipment and equipment discounts from ICPF. In addition to equipment for the packaging lab this year, and a universal crush tester and related equipment donated two years ago, ICPF, Bobst North America and JB Machinery earlier donated a Bobst press and Bobst Lyon rotary diecutter, complete with JB Dryer systems, to the Clemson graphic communications program. Not only is it utilized for introducing graphic design and packaging undergraduate students to corrugated press operations, the Bobst press also has been made accessible for conducting training for employees within the industry.