The Vital Partner and Catalyst for the Packaging Value Chain

Course 3

 

Sustainability, adhesives, aerosols, metal and glass containers, paperboard and folding cartons and speciality containers

 

Overview:

Legacy packaging includes many traditional types of packaging and packaging materials. This course considers the combination of various materials and structural choices available in constructing a package, and also introduces the concept of sustainability and environmental impact.

 

Learning objectives:

• Types of adhesion

Metal can construction, aerosol propulsion and regulations

Paper fibre, standard testing and specifications

Orientation, folding and dimensioning

Closure applications

Specialized packaging
Labels types and applications

 

Course modules:

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  • Sustainability Basics

    Serves as an excellent primer for "The Essentials of Sustainable Packaging" (Module 5)

     

    Municipal waste materials mix

    Source reduction options

    Recycling model for plastics

    Incineration percentage

    Environmental regulations

    • Provincial government Waste Diversion Acts

    Ontario's Waste Diversion Act

    • Material levies

    • Sustainability terms and award winning designs

    • Package optimization

  • Packaging Adhesives

    Mechanical and specific theories of adhesion

    Bonding non-polar substrates

    General adhesive properties

    Natural polymer adhesives (starch, dextrin and casein)

    Emulsion, hot melt and elastromeric adhesives

    • GMP, and trouble shooting adhesive failure

  • 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

  • Glass Packaging

    • Glass raw material and formulation

    Pharmaceutical glass classifications

    Glass production

    Blow & blow and press & blow bottle manufacture

    • Coating and annealing

  • 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

  • Closures

    • General design considerations

    Finish & closure dimensioning conventions

    Closure and finish thread profiles

    Liner constructions

    Significance of mould type on closure threads

    Overview of common metal & plastic closure designs

    • Child resistance, senior friendly and tamper evidence

  • Specialty Packaging Designs

    • Blister and skin carded display packages

    Chubb packages

    Spiral wound and convolute wound fibre cans

    • Metal, plastic and laminated tube applications

  • Labels

    • Label design basics

    Principle labeling options: advantages and limitations

    Specialized labels

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

 

 

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