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AIP to run new flexible packaging and bioplastics course

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The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) is introducing a new half-day training course on Flexible Packaging and Bioplastics.

To be presented by Richard Smith of Amcor Flexibles ANZ, the first course will be held on Friday the 27th of April at the Viewpoint Centre, St Kilda, Victoria.

Course overview:

A complex and dynamic area of packaging, flexible packaging utilises a wide variety of materials and a broad range of processes for manufacturing to produce films and laminates of very different properties and applications. The course will also explore emerging trends including renewable materials with properties and end of life opportunities, quite different from traditional polymers and films.

Course objectives:

  • 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

Course participants will be introduced to ‘flexibles’ to develop an understanding of flexible film applications and more confidently define or select flexible packaging.

Attendees will also gain an understanding of new emerging polymers and their potential application in flexible packaging in addition to compostable and degradable films and how to consider packaging options in terms of what is responsible or sustainable packaging.

Who should attend?

Packaging technologists, packaging designers and those in a role that might specify flexible packaging will benefit from the course. 

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

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