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



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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