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AIP to run new flexible packaging and bioplastics course in NSW

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The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) will be running a new half-day training course on Flexible Packaging and Bioplastics in New South Wales in November.
 
To be presented by Richard Smith MAIP, General Manager of Technical Development at Amcor Flexibles Asia Pacific – ANZ, the course will be held on Friday the 2nd of November at the Oatlands Golf Course.
 
Overview of the course 

A complex and dynamic area of packaging, flexible packaging utilises a wide variety of materials and a broad range of processes for manufacturing, producing films and laminates of very different properties and applications. Renewable based materials are emerging with properties and end of life opportunities quite different from traditional polymers and films.
 
Objectives of the course

Attendees will be introduced to flexibles, an ability to understand flexible film applications and to more confidently define or select flexible packaging. Attendees will also gain an understanding of new emerging polymers and their potential application in flexible packaging. Finally attendees will gain a precise understanding of compostable and degradable films and how to consider packaging options in terms of what is responsible or sustainable packaging.
 
Course attendees will be introduced to:

  • Polymers used in flexible packaging
  • Flexible packaging manufacturing processes
  • Films and their properties
  • Market applications for flexible packaging – structures, properties and pack formats
  • Emerging materials for flexible packaging
  • Compostable and degradable flexible films
  • Sustainable packaging – opportunities for flexible packaging
Who should attend?

People likely to benefit from this course are packaging technologists, packaging designers and those in a role that might specify flexible packaging.

The course presenter, Richard Smith MAIP, General Manager of Technical Development at Amcor Flexibles Asia Pacific – ANZ is responsible for reviewing emerging technologies and working with Amcor’s customers on the development of innovative packaging solutions.

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