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Packaging 101: Introduction to Packaging

For new staff and those who want to refresh their knowledge and/or go beyond their specific packaging fields.

This foundation unit introduces the COMMERCIAL  & TECHNICAL aspects of packaging.

Designed for the entire Packaging Supply Chain, this unit provides the practical framework to a packaging career in Asia.

 

Who should attend?

Brand Owners

Design Houses

Packaging Suppliers & Manufacturers

Retailers with house-brands

 

 

 

This Course provides the practical framework to a career in packaging.

NOTE: These three modules  can be delivered as a 2 or 3 day course: Eg:

2 Days: Packaging Business 101.1 + 101.2

2 Days: Packaging Technology 101.1 & 101.3

3-Days: Comprehensive Packaging Foundation 101.1, 101.2  & 101.3

101.1 Packaging Foundation
Level: Foundation Duration 1 Day

Who Should Attend?

  • Newly hired staff
  • Packaging specialists requiring an understanding of the industry beyond their field
  • ALL staff requiring a ‘refresher’ course in the business & technology of Packaging

Objective:

To provide a solid foundation to the Packaging Industry

Outcomes:

Students will have an understanding of the fundimentals considerations of packaging

Course Content

The Packaging Function

  • Basic functions of the package: Protect Promote Preserve

Understanding the Packaging Supply Chain

  • What is it?
  • Where do you sit in it?
  • How can it be managed & controlled?

Introduction to Packaging Materials

  • What materials & processes are typically used for end use products:
    • Food &Beverage
    • Household Products, Cosmetics,
    • Consumer Electronics etc

Understanding the Print Production Workflow

  • Understanding that print process selection defines the graphic design

Legal Compliance Framework

  • Implications for International Compliance

What is Sustainability?

  • The 8 key sustainability principals
  • Implications for packaging production
  • Why is Sustainability a big issue?
  • Cost Savings

 

101.2 Commercial Packaging

Level: Foundation

Duration 1 Day

Who Should Attend?

ALL Commercial Staff requiring an initial understanding of the Business of Packaging.

A useful ‘refresher’ course in the business of practical packaging for experienced staff

Objective:

To provide an understanding of the practical COMMERCIAL aspects of Packaging

Outcomes:

Students will understand the business of packaging and who packaging is bought & sold

Course Content

Understand your Customer

  • Market, size, products, future plans/
  • Who are the contacts / decision makers ?

Basics of Buying & Selling Packaging

  • Typical Orders, Contracts & Supplier Responsibilities/

Cost make up of Packaging items

  • Feedstock Materials/ Feedstock Market Data and linkage
  • Added Value from suppliers
  • Run length / Order size effect

Cost modelling basics

  • Consequences of too low a price
  • Who pays for what? - Mould costs/ Trials, samples, proofs/ Machinery investment/Rejects / consequential loss

 

The Quotation Process

  • Format & Punctuality
  • Additional information - what is needed?/
  • What not to put in your quote

Alternatives (the bigger picture)

  • Hole in the Wall
  • Change of technology
  • Different materials/ Product replacement

Understanding the Benefits & Savings Sustainability

  • Waste reduction = cost reduction
  • Design for Environment - what is it?
  • Life Cycle Assessment - what is it?
  • Carbon Credits - what are they?
  • Is there a financial advantage in all this?

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Note: It is recommended that this Unit be combined with 101.1 for a comprehensive course

101.3 Technical Packaging Foundation

Level: Foundation

Duration 1 Day

Packaging Production Technologies:

Polymers

 

  • What polymers (plastics) are used in rigid and flexible plastics manufacture.
  • What are their key properties

Moulding Processes

  • Blow
  • Injection
  • Injection Blow
  • Injection Stretch Blow
    - What are they and when are they used

 

Flexible Materials & Conversion Processes

Mono, multi-layer and laminate materials

What are they and what do they offer?

Paper and Board

  • Virgin and recycled materials
  • What is corrugation and box making.
  • When are paper and board (fibre based materials) best used.

Key Packaging Print Technologies

Where & When to use each process:

  • Planographic (Offset Lithography (Litho/ Offset)/ Intaglio (Rotogravure/Gravure)/ Relief (Flexography/ Flexo/ Letterpress/ Dry Offset)/ Screen Printing/ Digital
  • Key differences between the print processes
  • Variable factors to be considered: Substrate/ run length & speed/ Types of illustrations/colours used/ Frequency of art-work changes/ Inks

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