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Temperature Controlled Packaging: Design Considerations You Might Not Know

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Thursday, May 01, 2014
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Temperature Controlled Packaging: Design Considerations You Might Not Know

Today’s market is constantly trying to balance safety with packaging and freight costs. This presentation will help you properly evaluate the important decisions.

The webinar will discuss and provide examples of variables and constraints you need to consider when making a packaging decision and how these variables and constraints impact packaging and freight costs.

Attending this webinar will enable you to:

  • Make smarter decisions to ensure your product's temperature control in transit
  • Select options that give you the biggest reductions on total cost of purchase
  • Be aware of situations that may cause temperature excursions
  • Understand variables that impact packaging cost and the trade-off between total cost and performance

Who should attend? 

Heads, directors/ managers of:  

  • Logistics/Distribution
  • Engineering
  • Quality
  • Regulatory
  • Supply Chain


Iftekhar Ahmed
Engineering Design Team Lead
Sonoco ThermoSafe

Iftekhar Ahmed is the Design Team Lead and Senior Design Engineer for Sonoco ThermoSafe. His responsibilities include managing the engineering thermal design team and all 3D modeling systems and support. Iftekhar has been with ThermoSafe since January of 2011.

Iftekhar has more than 20 years experience in CAE software development and applications with an emphasis on heat transfer and fluid mechanics. He has worked on several projects implementing thermal simulation solutions for a wide range of products. Most recently he was with MAYA Heat Transfer Technology as a Senior Engineering Specialist.

Iftekhar holds a Master’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Ken Maltas
Director of Engineering
Sonoco ThermoSafe

Ken Maltas joined ThermoSafe in March of 2007 as Director of Engineering. He is currently responsible for ISC® Labs, Engineering, and Research & Development.

As Director of Engineering for Sonoco ThermoSafe Mr. Maltas is responsible for all design and engineering activities within the company. Included in his responsibility are the two ISC test labs, custom system development, product specification and documentation, and new product development.  

Prior to joining Sonoco ThermoSafe, MR. Maltas spent 27 years in the medical device industry in various positions related to engineering, operations, and quality management. The last 18 years  Mr. Maltas owned and operated his own medical device manufacturing company.

Mr. Maltas holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Bradley University, and a MS in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.