ABOUT THE COURSE

This course will serve as an introduction to the packaging industry and provide the fundamental knowledge necessary to get you up to speed. We’ll overview the packaging development process and how it is typically managed within an organization. Packaging is a complex process that must be seen as part of a greater system, where each activity has an impact on the final package. Departments such as marketing, sales, procurement, legal, distribution, quality control, manufacturing and warehousing all have unique demands on the package design. After taking this course, you will have the thought process required of a successful stakeholder in the packaging development process.


COURSE CURRICULUM

Introduction

  • Welcome To Packaging Foundations
  • What is Packaging?
  • Evolution of Packaging
  • Market Overview
  • Stakeholders in Packaging
  • Careers in Packaging
  • Packaging Development Process
  • Sustainability
  • Packaging Applicantions
  • Know Your Product First

Wood

  • Introduction to Wood
  • Manufacturing Wood
  • Wood Packaging Types
  • Sustainable Wood Packaging
  • Wood Design
  • Wood Knowledge Check

Paperboard

  • Introduction To Paperboard
  • Paperboard Packaging Industry Overview
  • Manufacturing Paperboard
  • Paperboard Packaging Types
  • Sustainability in Paperboard
  • Paperboard Design
  • Paperboard Knowledge Check

Corrugated

  • Introduction to Corrugated
  • Corrugated Industry Overview
  • Manufacturing Corrugated
  • Corrugated Variants
  • Corrugated Sustainability
  • Customizing Corrugated for Your Application
  • Corrugated Design
  • Corrugated Knowledge Check

Glass

  • Glass Introduction
  • Glass Industry Overview
  • Manufacturing Glass
  • Glass Packaging Types
  • Glass Design
  • Sustainability of Glass
  • Glass Knowledge Check

Metal

  • Metal Introduction
  • Metal Packaging Industry
  • Manufacturing Metal
  • Metal Packaging Types
  • Sustainability of Metal
  • Metal Design
  • Metal Knowledge Check

Polymers

  • Polymers Introduction
  • Plastic Packaging Industry Overview
  • Fundamental Properties of Plastic Polymers
  • Polymer Manufacturing- Reaction Mechanisms
  • Polymer Manufacturing- Machinery and Processes
  • Plastic Packaging Types
  • Plastics Design
  • Sustainability of Plastics for Packaging
  • Polymer Cheat Sheet
  • Polymer Knowledge Check

Printing

  • Printing Introduction
  • Package Printing Industry Overview
  • Printing Processes
  • Inks for Package Printing
  • Designing for Print
  • Sustainable Print Practices

Regulations

  • Introduction to Laws and Regulations
  • Framework for Legal Requirements
  • Regulations Agencies
  • Code of Federal Regulations
  • Major Packaging Laws
  • What's Your Take?

Distribution

  • Introduction to Distribution
  • Distribution by LAND
  • Distribution by AIR
  • Distribution by SEA
  • Distribution Containers
  • Dunnage and Cushioning
  • Testing and Protocols

Wrap Up

  • That's a Wrap!
  • Final Exam
  • Provide Your Feedback
 
 

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

  • The fundamental knowledge necessary to understand the packaging development process and how it’s managed within a company.
 

WHAT YOU'LL GET FOR $399

 
 
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