AIP to run Flexible Packaging training course and workshops


AIP to run Flexible Packaging training course and workshops

The Australian Institute of Packaging will be running three packaging workshops and a one-day training course on Flexible Packaging alongside ProPak Philippines, on 6 February 2020. The workshops and training course are part of the company’s commitment to providing training and education to the ASEAN Region, in partnership with the Philippines Institute of Packaging (PIP) and the World Packaging Organisation (WPO).

Attendees will attain a range of perspectives on the current trends and challenges facing the industry. The workshops will address the journey towards sustainable packaging, the future of food packaging and the move towards a circular economy. Other topics to be discussed include the role that packaging plays in minimising food waste, best practice save food packaging design, and best practice closed loop and circular programs.

Guest speakers will include Professor Pierre Pienaar, President of the World Packaging Organisation; Ralph Moyle, Education Coordinator at the Australian Institute of Packaging; Paolo Bunag, President of the Philippines Institute of Packaging; and Nerida Kelton, Executive Director of the Australian Institute of Packaging. Each workshop will also feature a panel discussion, for interactive discussions with attendees. All three workshops are free for all to attend and will be held on Thursday, 6 February, addressing the journey towards sustainable packaging, the future of food packaging and the move towards a circular economy.

The first workshop, the Journey towards Sustainable Packaging, will run from 9.30 am to 12.00 pm, and will discuss global, Australasian and domestic perspectives including targets, the challenges of the future, the move from single-use plastics, the 5R Hierarchy and how to apply it to your business, recycled content, best practice examples of award-winning sustainable packaging and sustainable packaging guidelines.

The second workshop will cover the future of food packaging, running from 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm. The workshop will provide global, Australasian and domestic perspectives on the future of food packaging, including the role it plays in reducing food waste, the global issue of food waste, Save Food Packaging guidelines and criteria, and best practice examples of award-winning Save Food Packaging Designs.

The third and final workshop for the day will address the move towards a circular economy, and will be running from 3.00 pm to 4.30 pm. The workshop will provide global, Australasian, Asian and domestic perspectives on moving away from a linear model, how a circular economy works, closed loop best practice examples and how these programs work.

The AIP Future of Flexibles Training Course will be held on Friday, 7 February 2020, from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm, and will discuss the future of flexible packaging alongside Propak Philippines. The one-day course will cover the fundamentals of flexible packaging, its benefits, how to close the specific structures to match the product, its performance, marketing challenges and how the packaging is manufactured.

The course strives to provide a broad understanding of the benefits of flexible packaging, the process of manufacturing, where the future lies with flexible films and the changes ahead. The training course also provides a look at packaging trends and what drives them, and helps attendees understand the challenges facing the industry with the sustainable packaging race towards 2025.

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