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Paperboard and Folding Cartons , Corrugated Fibreboard, Box Compression Strength, Distribution Packaging, Glass Containers, Aerosols, Metal and Packaging Machinery

This course considers the combination of various materials and structural choices available in constructing a package as well as evaluating the strength of packaging materials, especially corrugated fibreboard. Packaging machinery and the production line complete the knowledge base of packaging as an integral part of distributing products.

Learning objectives:

• Paper fibre, standard testing and specifications
• Orientation, folding and dimensioning
• Cottugated board manufacture and conventional measurements of flutes & fibreboard
• Principal physical distribution environmental hazards
• Glass container manufacture and applications
• Metal can construct, aerosol propulsion and regulations
• Packaging machinery and production line design

Who should attend?

• Everyone interested in packaging options for a variety of products including paperboard and closure requirements
• Professionals in the areas of Purchasing, Sales & Marketing, Packaging, Design and Production
• Employees changing fields in packaging
• Employees new to the packaging industry

Course Topics:

Paper & Paperboard
• Cellulose fibre sources and significance of fibre length
• The manufacture of paper and paperboard
• Directionality and related key physical properties
• Sizing, bleaching, calendaring, and clay-coating
• Common paperboard grades
• Paper mill practice and measuring paperboard

Folding Cartons
• The carton production sequence and sign-offs
• Basic design considerations
• Tube style folding carton designs and variations
• Designs for manual set-up, fifth panel designs
• Internal supports and features
• Beers, Brightwood and other tray-style designs
• Carton production

Corrugated Fibreboard
• Containerboard caliper, basis weight and types
• Corrugated board flute sizes and applications
• Edge-crush test values and box compressions strength
• Carrier rules and class stamps
• Corrugated board manufacture

Box Compression Strength
• Compression strength vs. stacking strength
• Effect of humidity, time, pallet patterns & contents
• Estimating compression strength using environmental multipliers (workshop)

The Distribution Environment
• Nature of the distribution environment
• Sources of and damage related to shock inputs
• Sources of and damage related to vibrational inputs
• Unit load efficiencies
• Tracking and assessing damage
• Joint Industry study and recommendations

Glass Packaging
• Glass raw material and formulation
• Pharmaceutical glass classifications
• Glass production
• Blow & blow and press & blow bottle manufacture
• Coating and annealing

Aerosols & Metal Cans
• Three piece metal cans; steel types and manufacture
• Drawn, draw & iron and impact extruded containers
• Can dimensioning conventions
• Aerosol formulations, dispensers and propellants
• Piston and bag-in-can dispensers
• Pressurized container regulations

Packaging Machinery
• The nature of the packaging machinery industry
• Custom nature of package machinery and lead times
• Package design, machinablity and productivity
• Intermittent motion vs, rotary motion designs
• Fast changeovers

Information and Pricing:

Course Times:
8am - 4pm daily.
Continental breakfast and lunch included.

Centre for Health & Safety Innovation
5110 Creekbank Road
Mississauga, ON L4W 0A1
Free Parking

Full four course certificate program

$3,995 CAD / $3,100 USD
$4,935 CAD / $3,800 USD

Or take course(s) individually

Member (Course 1, 2, or 3):
$1,195 CAD / $915 USD

Member (Course 4):
$995 CAD / $760 USD
Non-member (Course 1, 2, or 3):
$1,375 CAD / $1,050 USD

Non-member (Course 4):
$1,195 CAD / $915 USD

Plus applicable taxes (HST).
Register three or more participants from your company and receive a 10% discount.