New AIP labelling course and site visit announced

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) has announced a new half-day training course: Labelling and Matching the Label with the Package. Delivered in conjunction with UPM Raflatac, the course will be held on Wednesday 23 July and will include a site visit.

UPM Raflatac’s Environment and Sustainability Specialist Dr Carol Lawrence MAIP will present the course.

The course is designed to give a comprehensive guide to labelling and how to navigate the myriad options available for each style of packaging. It will explore how to select the right type of label to suit the package and carry the product branding from the filling and labelling line right through to the consumer.

Different types of labels will be discussed in a systematic approach that will enable course participants to make an informed choice and select the optimum result for each specific packaging type. Case studies will be presented on labels for a wide range of products: food, beverages, cosmetic and personal care products, pharmaceuticals, industrial chemical and durable products, and home care products.

The course will be beneficial for:

  • packaging technologists who are involved in designing and sourcing both primary brand labels and labels used throughout the supply chain of a product;
  • brand owners who need to be familiar with the key selection criteria for product labels that are compatible with a variety of container types, where the prime label is key to the product’s identity;
  • designers wanting to become familiar with labelling options that can be tailored to specific product marketing campaigns; and
  • process and production managers involved in automated product labelling applications.

The course will also include a site visit, which will allow participants to see equipment to accurately measure adhesion, high- and low-speed release of the label facestock from the release liner, cohesion testing, adhesive coat weight, label face and liner physical properties such as microns/grammage, tear and tensile strength, measurement of whiteness, brightness and opacity of label stocks and infrared spectrometry to fingerprint adhesives.

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