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Singh, S. P., J. Antle, J. Singh, E. Topper and G. Grewal, "Load Securement and Packaging Methods to Reduce Risk of Damage and Personal Injury for Cargo Freight in Truck, Container and Intermodal Shipments" Journal of Applied Packaging Research, 2014.

Kurniawan MP, Chonhenchob V, Singh SP, Sittipod S. Measurement and analysis of vibration levels in 2 and 3 wheel delivery vehicles in South East Asia. Packaging Technology and Science 2014 (under review)

Rungkan B, Chonhenchob V, Siddiq M, Singh SP. Controlled release of mangiferin using ethylene vinyl acetate matrix for antioxidant packaging. Packaging Technology and Science 2014 (under review)

Leelaphiwat P, Chonhenchob V, Singh SP, Kruenate J, Wichai U, Ong PKC. Transport coefficients of eucalyptol through various polymeric films. Packaging Technology and Science 2012; 25(3) pp. 161–172 (DOI: 10.1002/pts.967).

Boonruang K, Chonhenchob V, Singh SP, Chinsirikul W, Fuongfuchat A. Comparison of various packaging films for mango export. Packaging Technology and Science 2012; 25(2) pp. 107–118 (DOI: 10.1002/pts.954).

Chonhenchob, V., Singh, S. P., Singh, J. J., Stallings, J. and Grewal, G. "Measurement and Analysis of Vehicle Vibration for Delivering Packages in Small-Sized and Medium-Sized Trucks and Automobiles." Journal of Packaging Technology & Science; Vol. 25, pp. 31-38, 2012

Singh, S. P., Singh, J., Saha, K., and Chonhenchob, V. "Effect of Lateral Box Offset and Pallet Overhang on Compression Strength of Stacked Fiberboard Boxes and Impact on Stability". Journal of Applied Packaging Research, Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 129-148, July 2012

Singh, S. P., Singh, J., Grewal, G. S., Chonhenchob, V. "Analyzing Color on Printed Packaging to Evaluate Brand Logo Integrity and Impact on Marketing." Universal Journal of Marketing and Business Research, Vol. 1, Issue 3, August 2012

Singh, S. P., Singh, J., Saha, K., Church, E. "Measurement and Analysis of Vibration and Temperature Levels in Global Refrigerated Intermodal Container Shipments from South to North America along Atlantic Ocean." Journal of Applied Packaging Research, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 37-54, January 2012

Christopher Fung, Eric Olsen, Jay Singh, and Paul Singh. "Mapping Quality in Extended Value Streams Using Data Recorders." Journal of Packaging Technology & Science, Accepted for Publication 2012

Saha, K, Singh, S. P., Singh, J. "Sensory Evaluation of Fresh Cut Mangos Packaged in Rigid Containers Subjected to Mechanical Abuse by Transport Vibration." Journal of Applied Packaging Research, Vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 181-195, July 2011

Singh, S. P., Singh, J. and Saha, K. "Effect of Palletized Box Offset on Compression Strength of Unitized and Stacked Empty Corrugated Fiberboard Boxes". Journal of Applied Packaging Research, Vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 157-168, July 2011

Singh, J., Singh, S. P. and Saha, K. "Effect of Horizontal Offset on Vertical Compression Strength of Stacked Corrugated Fiberboard Boxes". Journal of Applied Packaging Research, Vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 131-144, July 2011

Singh, S. P., Saha, K., Singh, J. and Sandhu, A. P. S. "Measurement and Analysis of Vibration and Temperature Levels in Global Intermodal Container Shipments on Truck, Rail and Ship". Journal of Packaging Technology & Science; Vol. 25, pp. 149–160, 2012

Spink, J., Singh, J. and Singh, P. "Review of Package Warning Labels and Their Effect on Consumer Behavior with Insights to Future Anti-Counterfeit Label and Communication Systems," Journal of Packaging Technology & Science; 24: 469–484, 2011

Topper, E., Singh, S. P. and Singh, J. "Packaging Requirements for Less-Than-Truckload Shipments to Reduce Damage – Machinery and Machine Parts, Doors and Windows and Miscellaneous Items". Journal of Applied Packaging Research, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 93-106, April 2011

Topper, E., Singh, S. P. and Singh, J. "Packaging Requirements for Less-Than-Truckload Shipments to Reduce Damage – Furniture, Appliances and Boxed Freight". Journal of Applied Packaging Research, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 43-56, January 2011

Singh, J.*, Krasowski, A., Singh, S.P. "Life Cycle Inventory of HDPE Bottle Based Liquid Milk Packaging Systems" Journal of Packaging Technology and Science, Vol. 24, Issue 1, pp.49-60, January/February 2011

Singh, J., Ignatova, L., Olsen, E. and Singh, P. "Evaluation of the Stress-Energy Methodology to Predict Transmitted Shock through Expanded Foam Cushions," Journal of Testing and Evaluation, Volume 38, Issue 6, November 2010

Stallings, J., Singh, J., Singh, S. P. "Measurement and Analysis of Vehicle Vibration for Parcel Delivery Vehicles in Single Parcel Shipments," Journal of Applied Packaging Research, Vol. 4, No. 2, April 2010

Saha, K., Singh, J., Singh, S. P. "Measurement, Analysis and Comparison of Drops Experienced by Packages in Inter-State and Intra-State Next Day Shipments in United States," Journal of Applied Packaging Research, Vol. 4, No. 2, April 2010

Topper, E., Singh, S. P., Singh, J. "Packaging Requirements for Less-Than-Truckload Shipments to Reduce Damage – Paint, Televisions, and Copiers," Journal of Applied Packaging Research, Vol. 4, No. 2, April 2010

Singh , J., Singh, S. P., Desautels, K., Saha, K. and Olsen, E. "An Evaluation of the Ability of RFID Tags to Withstand Distribution of Fresh Produce in the RPC Pooling System," Journal of Packaging Technology and Science, Volume 23, Issue 4, pages 217–226, June/July 2010

Leelaphiwat P, Chonhenchob V, Singh SP, Kruenate J, Wichai U, Ong PKC. Transport coefficients of eucalyptol through various polymeric films. Packaging Technology and Science 2012; 25(3) pp. 161 – 172 (DOI: 10.1002/pts.967).

Boonruang K, Chonhenchob V, Singh SP, Chinsirikul W, Fuongfuchat A. Comparison of various packaging films for mango export. Packaging Technology and Science 2012; 25(2) pp. 107 – 118 (DOI: 10.1002/pts.954).

Chonhenchob V, Singh SP, Singh J. Stallings, J. Grewal, G. Measurement and analysis of vehicle vibration for delivering packages in small and medium sized trucks and automobiles. Packaging Technology and Science 2012; 25(1) pp. 31 – 38 (DOI: 10.1002/pts.955).

Chonhenchob V, Kamhangwong D, Kruenate J, Khongrat K, Tangchantra N, Wichai U, Singh SP. 2011. Preharvest bagging with wavelength-selective materials enhances development and quality of mango (Mangifera indica L.) cv. Nam Dok Mai #4. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 2011; 91(4) pp. 664–671

Chonhenchob V, Singh SP, Singh J, Sittipod S, Swasdee D, Pratheepthinthong S. Measurement and analysis of truck and rail vibration levels in Thailand. Packaging Technology and Science 2010; 23(2) pp. 91-100.

Chonhenchob V, Sittipod S, Swasdee D, Rachtanapun P, Singh SP, Singh J. Effect of truck vibration during transport on damage to fresh produce shipments in Thailand. Journal of Applied Packaging Research. 2009; 3(1) pp. 27-38.

Chonhenchob V, Kamhangwong D, Singh SP. Comparison of reusable and single-use plastic and paper shipping containers for distribution of fresh pineapples. Packaging Technology and Science 2008; 21(2) pp. 73-83

Chonhenchob V, Chantarasomboon Y, Singh SP. Quality changes of treated fresh-cut tropical fruits in rigid modified atmosphere packaging containers. Packaging Technology and Science 2007; 20(1) pp. 27-37.

Singh, J, Karsowski, A, Singh, S. Paul. 2010. "Life Cycle Inventory of HDPE Bottle Based Liquid Milk Packaging Systems". Journal of Packaging Technology and Science.

Singh, J, Ignatova, L, Olson, E, Singh, Sher Paul. 2010. "Evaluation of the Stress-Energy Methodology to Predict Transmitted Shock through Expanded Foam Cushions". Journal of Testing and Evaluation.

Singh, J, Singh, Sher Paul, Desautels, K, Saha, K, Olsen, E. 2010. "An Evaluation of the ability of RFID tags to withstand distribution of fresh produce in the RPC pooling system". Packaging Technology and Science Vol. 23, Issue 4, pp 217-226.

Stallings, J, Singh, J, Singh, Sher Paul. 2010. "Measurement and Analysis of Vehicle Vibration for Parcel Delivery Vehicles in Single Parcel Shipments". Journal of Applied Packaging Research, Vol. 4, No. 2.

Saha, K, Singh, J, Singh, Sher Paul. 2010. "Measurement, Analysis and Comparison of Drops Experienced by Packages in Inter-State and Intra-State Next Day Shipments in United States. Journal of Applied Packaging Research, Vol. 4, No. 2.

Topper, E, Singh, Sher Paul, Singh, J. 2010. "Packaging Requirements for Less-Than-Truckload Shipments to Reduce Damage – Paint, Televisions and Copiers". Journal of Applied Packaging Research, Vol. 4, No. 2.

Chonhenchob, Vanee, Singh, Sher Paul, Singh, Jay Jagjit, Sittipod, Sukasem, Swasdee, Dathpan, Pratheepthinthong, Supoj. 2010. "Measurement and Analysis of Truck and Rail Vibration levels in Thailand". Packaging Technology and Science Vol. 23, Issue 2, pp:91-100.

Singh, Sher Paul, Singh, J, Stallings, J, Burgess, Gary, Saha, K. 2010. "Measurement and analysis of temperature and pressure in high altitude air shipments". Packaging Technology and Science Volume 23, Issue 1, pp 35-46.

Terdwongworakul, A, Jarimopas, B, Chaiyapong, S, Singh, Sher Paul, Singh, J. 2010. "Determination of Physical, Acoustical, Mechanical and Chemical Properties of Fresh Young Coconut Fruit for Maturity Separation". Journal of Testing and Evaluation, Vol 38, No.1.

Singh, Sher Paul, Singh, J, Chiang, K C., Saha, K. 2010. "Measurement and analysis of ‘small’ packages in next day air shipments". Packaging Technology and Science Volume 23, Issue 1, pp 1-9.

Jarimopas, B, Rachanukroa, D, Singh, Sher Paul. 2009. "Development of a new retail packaging for sweet tamarind". International Journal of Postharvest Technology and Innovation, 1(4), 416-429.

Jarimopas, B, Pushpariksha, P, Singh, Sher Paul. 2009. "Post-Harvest Damage and Performance Comparison of Sweet Tamarind Packaging". International Journal of Food Properties, 12(2), 414-426.

Jarimopas, Bundit, Puspariksha, Phanida, Singh, Sher Paul. 2009. " Postharvest Damage of Mangosteen and Quality Grading Using Mechanical and Optical Properties as Indicator". International Journal of Food Properties, 12: 414-426.

Singh, Sher Paul, Singh, J, Kittipinyovath, Pakapol. 2009. "Measurement and Analysis of shocks to products packaged in pails in single parcel ground shipments". Packaging Technology and Science Volume 22, Issue 7, pp 397-414.

Singh, J, Attema, A, Singh, Sher Paul, Vorst, K. 2009. "Comparison of Manufacturer’s Joint Fastening Techniques for Corrugated Boxes and their Effect on Box Strength". Journal of Applied Packaging Research, Vol. 3, No. 4.

Madival, Santosh, Auras, Rafael, Singh, Sher Paul, Narayan, Ramani. 2009. Assessment of the Environmental Profile of PLA, PET and PS Clamshell Containers using LCA Methodology. Journal of Cleaner Production 17 1183. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2009.03.015.

Singh, Sher Paul, Singh, J, Paek, Y. 2009. "New Pressure Sensitive Device to Measure and Predict Drops". Journal of Applied Packaging Research, Vol. 3, No. 3.

Saha, K, Singh, Sher Paul. 2009. "Effect of Transport Vibration on Quality of Minimally Processed and packaged fresh cut cantaloupe". Journal of Applied Packaging Research, Vol. 3, Issue 1, pp. 15-26.

Singh, J, Singh, Sher Paul, Voss, T, Saha, K. 2009. "A study of the effect of pictorial markings and warning labels on handling of packages in the DHL single parcel environment". Packaging technology and Science Volume 22, Issue1, pp. 1-8.

Chonhenchob, V, Sittipod, S, Swasdee, D, Rachtanapun, P, Singh, Sher Paul, Singh, J. 2009. "Effect of Truck Vibration during Transport on Damage to Fresh Produce Shipments in Thailand". Journal of Applied Packaging Research, Vol. 3, No. 1.

Singh, Sher Paul, Joneson, E, Singh, J, Grewal, G. 2008. "Dynamic Analysis of Less-Than-Truckload Shipments and Test Methods to Simulate this Environment". Packaging Technology and Science, Vol. 21, Issue 8, 453-456.

Garcia-Romeu-Martinez, Manuel-Alfredo, Singh, Sher Paul, Cloquell-Ballester, Vicente-Agustin. 2008. "Measurement and Analysis of Vibration Levels for Truck Transportation in Spain as a Function of Payload, Suspension and Speed". Packaging Technology and Science, Vol. 21, Issue 8, 439-451.

Jarimopas, B, Pushpaiksha, P, Singh, Sher Paul, Singh, J. 2008. "Mechanical and Light Properties of Mangosteen fruit as related to Post Harvest Quality". Journal of Testing and Evaluation, 36(2), 191-197.

Rissi, Giovani Otavio, Singh, Sher Paul, Burgess, Gary, Singh, J. 2008. "Measurement and Analysis of Truck Transport Environment in Brazil". Packaging Technology and Science, Vol. 21, Issue 4, 1-8.

Singh, J, Manley, J, Wallace, F, Olsen, E, Singh, Sher Paul. 2008. "The Effect of Ventilation and Hand Holes on Loss of Compression Strength Boxes". Journal of Applied Packaging Research, Vol. 2, No. 4.

Chonhenchob, Vanee, Kamhongwong, Damrongpol, Singh, Sher Paul. 2008. "Comparison of Reusable and Single-Use Plastic and Paper Shipping Containers for Distribution of Fresh Pineapples". Packaging Technology and Science, Vol. 21, Issue 2, 73-83.

Singh, J, Holtz, R, Singh, Sher Paul, Saha, K. 2008. "Effect of Unitization and Product Types on Readability of Tagged Packages of Consumer Goods". Journal of Applied Packaging Research, Vol. 2, No. 3.

Singh, Sher Paul, McCartney, M, Singh, J, Clarke, R. 2008. "RFID Research and Testing for Packages of Apparel, Consumer Goods and Fresh Produce in the Retail Distribution Environment". Packaging Technology and Science, Vol. 21, Issue 2, 91-102.

Singh, Sher Paul, Burgess, Gary, Singh, J. 2008. "Performance Comparison of Thermal Insulated Packaging Boxes, Bags and Refrigerants for Single Parcel Shipments". Packaging Technology and Science, Vol. 21, Issue 1, 25-35.

Jarimopas, Bundit, Rachanukroa, Dolhathai, Singh, Sher Paul, Sothornvit, Rungsinee. 2008. "Post-harvest damage and performance comparison of sweet tamarind packaging". Journal of Food Engineering 88 (2008) 193–201.

Garcia-Romeu-Martinez, Manuel-Alfredo, Singh, Sher Paul, Cloquell-Ballester, Vicente-Agustin, Saha, Koushik. 2007. "Masurement and Analysis of International Air Parcel Shipping Environment for DHL and FedEx Between Europe and United States". Packaging Technology and Science, Vol. 20, Issue 6, 421-429.

Singh, Sher Paul, Sandhu, A. P. S, Singh, J, Joneson, E. 2007. "Measurement and Analysis of Truck and Rail Shipping Environment in India". Packaging Technology and Science, Vol. 20, Issue 6, 381-392.

Kale, Gaurav, Auras, Rafael, Singh, Sher Paul, Narayan, Ramani. 2007. Biodegradability of Polylactide Bottles in Real and Simulated Conditions. Polymer Testing 26 (8): 1049-1061. doi:10.1016/j.polymertesting.2007.07.006.

Jarimopas, B, Singh, Sher Paul, Sayasoonthorn, S, Singh, J. 2007. "Comparison of Package Cushioning Materials to Protect Post-Harvest Impact Damage to Apples". Packaging Technology and Science, 20(5), 315-324.

Jarimopas, B, Sayasoonthorn, S, Singh, Sher Paul, Singh, J. 2007. "Test Method to Evaluate Bruising During Impacts to Apples and Compare Cushioning Materials". Journal of Testing and Evaluation, 35(3), 321-326.

Singh, Sher Paul, Burgess, Gary, Kremer, Matt, Lockhart, Hugh. 2007. "Effect of Reduced Pressure, Vibration and Orientation to Simulate High Altitude Testing of Liquid Pharmaceutical Glass and Plastic Bottles". Packaging Technology and Science, Vol. 20, Issue 5, 359-368.

Kale, Gaurav, Auras, Rafael, Singh, Sher Paul. 2007. "Ambient Exposure Conditions". Packaging Technology and Science, Vol. 20, Issue 1, 49-70.

Chonhenchob, Vanee, Chantarasomboon, Yada, Singh, Sher Paul. 2007. "Quality Changes of Treated Fresh-Cut Tropical Fruits in Rigid Modified Artmosphere Packaging Containers". Packaging Technology and Science, Vol. 20, No. 1, 27-37.

Singh, Sher Paul, Jarimopas, B, Saengnil, W. 2006. "Measurement and Analysis of Vibration Levels in Commercial Truck Shipments in Thailand and its Impact on Packaged Produce". Journal of Testing and Evaluation, 34(2), 104-110.

Kale, Gaurav, Auras, Rafael, Singh, Sher Paul. 2006. Comparison of the Degradability of Poly(lactide) Packages in Composting and Ambient Exposure Conditions. Packaging Technology and Science 40 49-70.

Kale, Gaurav, Auras, Rafael, Singh, Sher Paul. 2006. Degradation of Commercial Biodegradable Packages under Real Composting and Ambient Exposure Conditions. Journal of Polymers and the Environment 14 (3): 317-334. 10.1007/s10924-006-0015-6.

Auras, Rafael, Singh, Sher Paul, Singh, Jay. 2006. Performance Evaluation of PLA against Existing PET and PS Containers. Journal of Testing and Evaluation 34 (6): 530-536. DOI:10.1520/JTE100041.

Singh, S. P., G. Burgess, J. Singh and M. Kremer, "Measurement and Analysis of Next Day Air Shipping Environment for Mid Sized and Light Weight Packages for DHL, FedEx and USPS", Journal of Packaging Technology and Science, John Wiley and Sons, Vol. 19, 2006.

Singh, S. P., G. Burgess, H. Lockhart and O. Boata, "Effect of Reduced Pressure and Vibration on Haz-Mat Packages for Liquids", Packaging Technology and Science, John Wiley and Sons, Vol. 19, 2006.

Singh, S. P., V. Chonhenchob, and J. Singh, "Life Cycle Inventory and Analysis of Re-Usable Plastic Containers and Display Ready Corrugated Containers Used for Packaging Fresh Fruits and Vegetables", Journal of Packaging Technology and Science, John Wiley and Sons, Vol. 19, 2006.
Chonhenchob, V., Y. Chantarasomboon, and S. P. Singh, "Quality Changes of Treated Fresh Cut Tropical Fruits in Rigid Modified Atmosphere Packaging Containers", Journal of Packaging Technology and Science, John Wiley and Sons, Vol. 19, 2006.

Singh, J., S. P. Singh, and G. Burgess, "Measurement and Analysis of US Truck Vibration for Leaf Spring and Air Ride Suspensions and development of Tests to Simulate these Conditions", Vol. 19, 2006.

Auras, R., S. P. Singh and J. Singh, "Performance Evaluation of PLA against Existing PET and PS Containers", Journal of Testing and Evaluation, Vol. 34, No. 6, American Society for Testing and Materials, 2006.

Rhim, J. W., A. K. Mohanty, S. P. Singh, and P. K. W. Ng, "Preparation and Properties of Biodegradable Multilayer Films Based on Soy Protein Isolate and Polylactide", Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 45, 3059-3066 (2006).

Rhim, J.W., A.K. Mohanty, S. P. Singh, and P. K. W. Ng "Effect of Processing Methods on Performance of Polylactide (PLA) Films: Thermo-compression vs. Solvent Casting Methods", Journal of Applied Polymer Science, (In press, 2006)

Auras, R., S. P. Singh and J. Singh, "Evaluation of Oriented PLA Polymer v/s Existing PET and OPS for Frozen Food Service Containers", Journal of Packaging Technology and Science, John Wiley and Sons, Vol. 18, 207-216, 2005.

Singh, S. P., G. Burgess, and J. Singh, "A New Test Method and Pictorial Markings for Packages Containing Liquid Dangerous Goods in High Altitude Shipments" Journal of Testing and Evaluation, Vol. 32, No. 5, American Society for Testing and Materials, 2004.

Chonhenchob, V. and S. P. Singh, Packaging Performance Comparison for Distribution and Export of Papaya Fruit, Packaging Technology & Science, Vol. 18. 2004.

Chonhencob V. and S. P. Singh, "Testing and Comparison of Various Packages for Mango Distribution" Journal of Testing and Evaluation, Vol. 32, No. 1, American Society for Testing and Materials, 2004.

Chonhenchob, V. and S. P. Singh, "A Comparison of Corrugated Boxes and Reusable Plastic Containers for Mango Distribution", Packaging Technology and Science, 16: 231-237, 2003.

Singh, S. P., G. Burgess, and J. Singh, "Package Performance Testing of Dangerous Goods in High Altitude Shipments" Packaging Technology and Science, 16: 119-130, 2003.

Singh, S. P., G. Burgess, and J. Singh, "Package Performance Testing of Dangerous Goods in High Altitude Shipments" HAZMAT Package and Shipper, Packaging Research International, 25-31, March/April 2003.

Singh, S. P., G. Burgess, S. Pratheepthinthong and J. Singh, "Packaging Specifications for Corrugated Boxes with Heavy Flowable Products in Single Parcel Shipments" JTEVA, Vol. 29, ASTM, 2001.

Singh, S. P., G. Burgess, Z. Hays, "Measurement and Analysis of the UPS Ground Shipping Environment for Large and Heavy Packages", JTEVA, Vol. 29, ASTM, 2001.

Singh, S. P., and S. Sittipod, "Effects of Recording Parameters on Power Density Spectra in Transport Vibration Measurement", JTEVA, Vol. 29, No. 2, 173-191, ASTM, 2001.

Burgess, G., P. Singh and E. Knudsen, "Evaluation of the Gavarti Associates – Comprehensive Abrasion Tester", JTEVA, Vol. 28, No. 5, 420-423, ASTM, 2000.

Singh, S. P., and S. Pratheepthinthong, "Loss of Compression Strength in Corrugated Shipping Containers Shipped in the Single Parcel Environment", JTEVA, Vol. 28, No. 4, 242-248, ASTM, 2000.

Newsham, M.D., J. R. Giacin, and S. P. Singh, "Product/Package Interaction: Effect of Physical, Chemical, and Climatic Environments", Journal of Testing and Evaluation, Vol. 28, No. 2, 103-108, ASTM, 2000.

Singh, S. P., Instability of Stacked Pallet Loads Due to Misalignment, Journal of Testing and Evaluation, Vol. 27, No. 5, 349-354, ASTM, 1999.
Singh, S. P., R. Walker, and D. Close, "Comparison of Returnable Paper and Plastic Corrugated Packaging Trays for the USPS", Journal of Testing and Evaluation, Vol. 27, No. 4, ASTM, 1999.

Singh, S. P., M. D. Newsham, and S. Pierce, "Distribution, Parcel Labels Pose Challenges for Drop Orientation", Packaging Technology and Engineering, Vol. 8, No. 4, 1999.

Singh, S. P., R. Walker, and P. Seehaver, "Comparison of International Mail Trays", Packaging Technology and Science, Vol. 11, 1-15, 1998.
Singh, S. P., and M. Gorzynski, "Effect of Vibration as a Cause of Leakage in Aluminum Beer Cans in Palletized Loads" Journal of Testing and Evaluation, Vol. 26, No. 4, 389-392, July, 1998.

Church, E. and S. P. Singh, "Focused Simulation Tests Provide Inroads for Reusable Containers" Packaging Technology and Engineering, Vol. 7, No. 2, 1998.

Sheehan, R., and S. P. Singh, "Data Analysis Techniques for Package Distribution Environment Data". Test Engineering and Management, 18-20, August, 1997.

Singh, S. P., and V. Syal, "Leakers as a Function of Closure Type in Gallon Size Plastic Bottles in Simulated Small Parcel Test Environment" JTEVA, ASTM, Vol. 24, No. 4, 241-245, July, 1996.

Singh, S. P., Cheema, A S "Measurement and Analysis of the Overnight Small Package Shipping Environment for Federal Express and United Parcel Service", JTEVA, ASTM, Vol. 24, No. 4, 205-211, 1996.

Singh, S. P., G. Burgess, and J. Lee, "Effect of Recycled Content on Corrugated Board Properties and Box Compression Strength", Transpack 96, IOPP, 10:1-17, February, 1996.

Rosenau, W. V., D. Twede, M. Mazzeo, S. P. Singh, "Returnable/Reusable logistical Packaging: A Capital Budgeting Investment Decision Framework", Journal of Business Logistics, Vol. 17, No. 2, 139-165, 1996.

Singh, S. P., and R. Walker, "Life Cycle Analysis of Nestable Wood and Plastic Pallets", Journal of Plastic Film and Sheeting, Technomic Publishing Co., Vol. 11, 312-325, October, 1995.

Singh, S. P., G. Burgess and Rojuckarin, "Test Protocol for Simulating Truck and Rail Vibration and Rail Impacts in Shipments of Automotive Engine Racks", Packaging Technology and Science, Vol. 8, 33-41, 1995.

Singh, S. P. and H. ElKhateeb, ‘Evaluation of a Proposed Test Method to Measure Surface and Volume Resistance of Static Dissipative Packaging Materials’, Journal of Packaging Technology and Science, John Wiley and Sons, Vol. 7, No. 6, 283-289, 1994.

Singh, S. P., V. Chonhenchob, and G. Burgess, ‘Comparison of Various Loose Fill Cushioning Materials Based on Performance and Environmental Performance’, Journal of Packaging Technology and Science, John Wiley and Sons, Vol. 7, No. 5, 229-241, 1994.

Singh, S. P., R. Stapleton, and G. Burgess, ‘Reliability and Error Estimations of Mechanical Shock Recorders and Impact Indicators’, Journal of Packaging Technology and Science, John Wiley and Sons, Vol. 7, No. 4, 187-194, 1994.

Rodriguez, H., S. P. Singh, and G. Burgess, ‘Study of Lateral Shocks Observed During Fork Truck and Pallet Jack Operations for the Handling of Palletized Loads’, Journal of Packaging Technology and Science, John Wiley and Sons, Vol. 7, No. 4, 205-211, 1994.

Singh, S. P., G. Burgess, and H. Lockhart, ‘Proposed Method to Test the Relative Seal Strength of Plastic Bottles and its Use in Optimizing Sealing Parameters’, Journal of Packaging Technology and Science, John Wiley and Sons, Vol. 6, No. 5, 271-276, 1993.

Singh, S. P., and M. Xu, ‘Bruising in Apples as a Function of Truck Vibration and Packaging’, Applied Engineering in Agriculture, ASAE, Vol. 9, No. 5, 455-460, 1993.

Singh, S. P., G. Burgess, J. Marcondes and J. Antle, ‘Measuring the Package Shipping Environment in Refrigerated Ocean Vessels’, Journal of Packaging Technology and Science, John Wiley and Sons, Vol. 6, No. 4, 175-181, 1993.

Singh, S. P. and G. Burgess, ‘Effect of Internal Gas Pressure on the Compression Strength of Beverage Cans and Bottles’, Journal of Testing and Evaluation, ASTM, Vol 21, No. 2, 129-131, 1993.

C. W. Hall, S. P. Singh and G. Burgess, ‘Use of a Proposed Test Procedure for Quantifying the Triboelectric Charging Propensity of Packaging Films’. Journal of Testing and Evaluation, ASTM, Vol. 21, No.1, 57-61, 1993.

Singh, S.P., ‘Media for Shock and Vibration – Environmental Concerns’, Journal of Packaging India, IIP, Vol 25, No. 4, 25-31, 1992.

Singh, S. P. and J. Marcondes, ‘Vibration Levels in Commercial Truck Shipments as a Function of Suspension and Payload’, Journal of Testing and Evaluation, ASTM, Vol 20, No. 6, 466-469, 1992.

Marcondes, J. and S. P. Singh, ‘Use of Road Roughness on to Predict Vertical Vibration and Package Design’, Advances in Electronic Packaging, Vol. 2, 999-1004, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1992.

Singh, S. P. and T. Voss, ‘Drop Heights Encountered in the United Parcel Service Small Parcel Environment in the United States’, JTEVA, ASTM, Vol 20, No. 5, 382-387, 1992.

Singh, S. P., ‘Its Time to Examine Your Plants Unit Load Practices’, International Industrial Engineering Conference Proceedings, 287-292, Institute of Industrial Engineers, 1992.

Singh, S. P., G. Burgess and M. Xu, ‘Bruising of Apples in Four Different Packages Using Simulated Truck Vibration’, Journal of Packaging Tech. and Science, John Wiley and Sons, Vol. 5, 145-150, 1992.

Graesser, L., S. P. Singh and G. Burgess, ‘A Performance Study for Two Portable Data Recorders Used to Measure Package Drop Heights’, Journal of Packaging Technology and Science, John Wiley and Sons, Vol. 5, 57-61, 1992.

Singh, S. P., N. Charnnarong and G. Burgess, ‘A Comparison Between Various Package Cushioning Materials Based on Shock Transmission Versus Material Used’, Institute of Packaging Professionals Technical Journal, 28-36, Winter 1991.

Singh, S. P., ‘New Package System for Fresh Berries’. Journal of Packaging Technology and Science, John Wiley and Sons, Vol. 5, 3-10, 1992.
Marcondes, J., M. Snyder and S. P. Singh, ‘Predicting Vertical Acceleration in Vehicles Through Road Roughness Information’, Journal of Transportation Engineering’, Vol 118, No. 1, 33-49, ASCE, 1992.

Singh, S. P., G. Burgess and M. Langlois ‘Compression of Single Wall Corrugated Shipping Containers Using Fixed and Floating Platens’, Journal of Testing and Eval., ASTM, Vol. 20, No. 4, 318-320, 1992.

Singh S. P., J. Antle and G. Burgess, ‘Comparison Between Lateral, Longitudinal and Vertical Vibration Levels in Commercial Truck Shipments’, Journal of Packaging Technology and Science, John Wiley and Sons, Vol. 5, 71-75, 1992.

Pierce, C., S. P. Singh and G. Burgess, ‘A Comparison of Leaf-Spring to Air Cushion Trailer Suspensions in the Transportation Environment’. Journal of Packaging Technology and Science, John Wiley and Sons, Vol 5, 11-15, 1992.

Singh, S. P., A. Srivastava and J. Steffe, ‘Vibration Induced Settling of a Sphere in a Herschel-Bulkley Fluid’, Journal of Food Engineering, Elsevier Science Publishers. Vol 13, 181-197. 1991.

Singh, S.P., B. Crofts and G. Burgess, ‘The Effect of Handling on the Compression Strength of Corrugated Fiberboard Containers’. Journal of Testing and Evaluation, Vol 19, No. 5, 374-378, ASTM, 1991.

Singh S. P., ‘Solid Waste Reduction for Automotive Instrument Clusters through Product Redesign and Returnable Packaging’, ASME Paper 91-WA/EEP-6, ASME, 1991.

Mackson J. and S. P. Singh, The Effect of Temperature and Vibration on Emulsion Stability of Mayonnaise in Two Different Package Types’. Journal of Packaging Technology and Science, John Wiley and Sons, Vol 4, 81-90, 1991.

Singh S. P. and W. Larson, ‘Vibration Simulation of Transportation Environment to Predict Failure in Portable Tanks’. Journal of Packaging Technology and Science, John Wiley and Sons, Vol 3 No.2, 1990.

Marcondes, J., S. P. Singh and M. Snyder, ‘A Method to Predict Vertical Acceleration in Truck Shipments Using Road Roughness Information, Institute Of Packaging Professionals Technical Journal, Fall 1990.

Totten T., G. Burgess and S. P. Singh, ‘The Effects of Multiple Impacts on the Cushioning Properties of Closed Cell Foams’. Journal of Packaging Technology and Science, John Wiley and Sons, Vol 3 No.2, 1990.

Marcondes, J., J. Waldeck, G. Burgess and S. P. Singh, ‘Applications of High Speed Motion Analysis to Measure Shock in Cushioned Drops’, Journal of Packaging Technology and Science, John Wiley and Sons, Vol 3, 1990.

Singh, P. Update on Vertical Vibration Levels in Truck Shipping Environments. Test Engineering and Management, Vol. 10, 1989.

Singh, P. and J. Marcondes. Shock, Vibration and Temperature Distribution in Refrigerated Truck Shipments of Food Products. Arquivos de Biologia e Tecnologia, Brazil, Vol 32-4, 12, 1989.

Singh, P. and J. Marcondes. Accelerated Lab Simulation of Truck Transport Environment Using Random Vibration. Paper #89-WA/EEP-17, ASME.

Singh, P. and D. Young. Measurement and Analysis Techniques to Simulate the Shipping Environments. Paper #88-WA/EEP-18, ASME.

Hoshall, G. and P. Singh. New Miniature Computerized Sensor for Tri-Axial Shock Recording. Paper-#88-WA/EEP-19, ASME.

Marcondes, J., P. Singh, and G. Burgess. Dynamic Analysis of a Less than Truck Load Shipment. Paper #88-WA/EEP-17, ASME.

Books as Principal Author:

  • Packaging and Transportation Forensics – Reducing risk and Liability, Under review with DESTECH Publications, 2014
  • Packaging for Perishables – Under development with DESTECH Publications

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Book Chapters:

Contributing author in the following text books:

  • Handbook – Plastic Films in Packaging, Materials, Technology and Applications, Elsevier Publishing, 2013.
  • Packaging technologies for dates and date products In: Dates: Postharvest Science, Processing Technology and Health Benefits, Siddiq M, Aleid S, Kader A (editor). John-Wiley Publishing Co., Ames, Iowa, USA. 2013
  • Current and innovative packaging technologies for tropical and subtropical fruits In: Tropical and Subtropical Fruit Processing and Packaging, Siddiq M (editor). John-Wiley Publishing Co., Ames, Iowa, USA. 2012
  • Chonhenchob V, Chariyachotilert S, Singh SP. 2011. Packaging in fresh produce supply chains in Thailand In: Packaging in Fresh Produce Supply Chains in Southeast Asia, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand
  • "Damage Reduction to Food Products During Transportation and Handling", Handbook of Food Products, 2006.
  • "Packaging Forensics" L & J Publishing Company, 2000.
  • "Transport Packaging" Tool and Manufacturing Engineers Handbook, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, 1997.
  • "Distribution Packaging Technology Handbook", Institute of Packaging Professionals, 1995.
  • "Progress in Material Handling Research", Material Handling Institute of America, 1993.

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Technical Reports for Federal and International Agencies:

  • Measurement and Analysis of Air Package Shipment Physical and Climatic Environment Study, Federal Aviation Administration, Washington DC, 2014
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Study on Air Packaging Environment, Cal Poly State University, Sna Luis Obispo, 2013
  • USDA Project on Development of Standardized Package System and Interfacing GMA Pallet for 4kg Imported Mangos, 2013
  • Development of New Standardized Package for Import of Fresh Mangos, National Mango Board and USDA, 2010
  • Pharmaceutical Industry Bottle/Closure/Liner Leaker Study. Federal Aviation Administration, 2003-04.
  • New Packaging System for Large Caliber Munitions, US Navy and Luna Innovations, 2003-04.
  • Sustainable Packaging for Apparel and Shoes, Nike Corporation, 2003.
  • Reusable Plastic Pallets for Ford Engines and Transmissions, GE Plastics, Ford Motor Company and Robinson Industries, 2003.
  • Performance Evaluation of New IR Activated Adhesive System for Corrugated Boxes, National Starch and Chemical Company, 2003.
  • Development of New International Postal Tray, International Post Corporation, Brussels, Belgium, 2001.
  • Review of Bio-Plex Project for Food Production and Packaging for Advanced Life Support System (Mission to Mars) NASA, Johnson Space Center, Houston, 2000.
  • Review Specifications for Vertical Form Fill Seal Packaging Machines for China Iodine Deficiency Disorder Control Project, Industry and Energy Department, The World Bank, Washington D.C., 1996.
  • Comparison of International Mail Trays, USPS Engineering, Material Handling Office, United States Postal Service, L’Efant Plaza, Washington D.C., 1996.
  • Paper and Plastic Corrugated Mail Tray Endurance Test, USPS Engineering, Material Handling Office, United States Postal Service, L’Efant Plaza, Washington D.C., 1995.
  • Pallet Life Cycle Test, USPS Engineering, Material Handling Office, United States Postal Service, L’Efant Plaza, Washington D.C., 1995.
    Technical Procurement Guidelines for Performance and Evaluation of Form Fill Seal Machines and Package Systems, Report Prepared for the World Bank Group, United Nations, Washington D.C., 1995.
  • Feasibility Study for Using a Containerless ISO System to Transport Marine Corps Material, Contract No. N47408-93-C-7333, U. S. Navy, Port Hueneme, CA, 1994.
  • Assessment of Product Physical Distribution at AMCCOM Maintenance and Storage Facilities, Technical Report #DAAA08-86-D-0205, U.S. Army (IBEA), Rock Island Arsenal, IL, 1989.
  • Packaging Design Evaluation at Picatinny Arsenal, Technical Report #B736, U.S. Army (Ammunition Logistics), Picatinny Arsenal, 1988.
  • Assessment of Packout Procedures and Methodology at Pine Bluff Arsenal. Technical Report #B723, U.S. Army (EBEA), Pine Bluff Arsenal, 1987.

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