The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) has announced a new half-day training course - Introduction to Extrusion Blow Moulding. Stephen Barter will present the first course on Thursday 26 July in St Kilda.
The extrusion blow moulding process delivers a range of plastic bottles and hollow plastic parts to suit most rigid packaging and industrial applications. The range of extrusion blow moulding techniques, shapes, resins and additives can solve many branding and manufacturing challenges, the AIP says.
The course will discuss how plastic bottles can add value to the function of a product and reduce bottle cost as part of the overall package.
Topics covered in the course include:
- Extrusion blow moulding process overview and associated components
- New bottle introduction into manufacturing
- The steps required to ensure project success from design to the shelves
- Pushing designs to meet the demands of marketing concepts
- Avoiding packaging project failures
- Choosing the right bottle type and material grade
- Cost reduction opportunities through better design
- Testing the true capability of bottles
- Improving the performance of existing bottles
- Reducing overall costs
- Opportunities to enhance the consumer experience
The AIP says packaging technologists, designers, marketing staff, project managers and technical managers will benefit from the course, as well as those in roles involving rigid packaging.