AIP to run Flexible Packaging and Bioplastics training course

Australian Institute of Packaging
Wednesday, 19 September, 2012


The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) will run a new half-day Flexible Packaging and Bioplastics training course in November. The course will benefit packaging technologists, packaging designers and those in a role related to flexible packaging.

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

Richard Smith MAIP will present the course. Part of the Amcor Flexibles ANZ executive team, Smith is responsible for reviewing emerging technologies and working with Amcor’s customers on the development of innovative packaging solutions.

Course presenter Richard Smith

Course presenter Richard Smith.

Working as the Sustainability Champion for Amcor Flexibles Asia Pacific, Smith helps Amcor’s clients explore how to address their sustainability goals through responsible flexible packaging solutions.

The course aims to provide attendees with an introduction to the following topics:

  • 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

The course will run on 2 November at the Oatlands Golf Course. To register, email the AIP or click here.

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