E commerce business in India & world over has seen unprecedent surge in transactions & turnover in the recent past. In the wake of the pandemic & lockdown, customers are learning to exploit the potential of buying goods through the various online platforms offering a gamut of products from F&B to FMCG & consumer electronics to pharmaceuticals.


The success of this mode of business will entail safe delivery of the packaged goods to the doorstep of the customer. Thus, selection of primary, secondary & tertiary packaging materials, their combination to constitute a delivery pack, will involve testing & certification of their transport-worthiness.


In this paper we cover the advances made in this area of testing & standards to enable packaging as one of success factors of the e commerce business model.

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Dr R Rangaprasad

Dr.R.Rangaprasad is a polymer & packaging professional with over 25 years experience. He has served as Consultant at Indian Institute of Packaging Mumbai & as Director at SIES School of Packaging / Packaging Technology Centre. Between 1995 & 2007, He was associated with Product Application & Research Center of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL). He has also conducted training & knowledge workshops at leading FMCG companies in the area of design of polyolefin materials for packaging sector.

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