On-line Training Course | Flexible Packaging: Now & Into the Future

Date: June 16, 2020

Start Time: 9:00 am
End Time: 1:00 pm

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OVERVIEW OF THE COURSE:

One of the fastest growing segments of the packaging industry, flexible packaging combines the best qualities of plastic, film, paper and aluminium foil to deliver a broad range of protective properties while employing a minimum of material. Typically taking the shape of a bag, pouch, liner, or overwrap, flexible packaging is defined as any package or any part of a package whose shape can be readily changed.

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Leading the way in packaging innovation, flexible packaging adds value and marketability to food and non-food products alike.  From ensuring food safety and extending shelf life, to providing even heating, barrier protection, ease of use, resealability and superb printability, the industry continues to advance at an unprecedented rate.

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The life cycle attributes of flexible packaging demonstrate many sustainable advantages. Innovation and technology have enabled flexible packaging manufacturers to use fewer natural resources in the creation of their packaging, and improvements in production processes have reduced water and energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and volatile organic compounds.

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The Flexible Packaging: Now & Into the Future training course will cover the basic fundamentals of flexible packaging, its benefits, how you chose the specific structures to match the product, its performance, marketing challenges and how the packaging is manufactured.

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With the latest challenges facing us regarding sustainability in packaging the course will discuss the options, pros and cons of Compostability vs Recyclability and other alternative materials now available.  As an add on, the course will be looking at the future plans for flexible packaging and available recycling options to meet the 2025 National Packaging Targets..

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

The objectives of the course are to provide participants an understanding of:

  • A good broad understanding of the benefits of Flexible packaging.
  • Understanding flexible films to build the structures used in the industry
  • The process of manufacturing.
  • Where the future lies with flexible films and the changes ahead.
  • Snap shot of some of the latest packaging trends and what are the driving forces.
  • Understanding the challenges facing us with the sustainable packaging race toward 2025.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Packaging Technologists and Designers, Product developers, marketing personal, technical and production staff using packaging, sales and marketing reps who want a crash course on all things  ‘Flexible’.

PRESENTER:

Joe Foster FAIP

Managing Director

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Joe Foster FAIP has been heavily involved in the flexible packaging industry for over 35 years with experience in engineering, Production, Technical, sales and marketing. Starting in Ireland which took Joe to Zimbabwe, then South Africa, back to Ireland and now Australia, Joe has a truly global view of the flexible packaging world.

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Flexible packaging has always been his passion and Joe will be able to share his extensive knowledge and understanding of this ever-changing market as we see constant challenges facing from production constraints to environmental impacts. Joe was recently recognised for his significant contribution to the global flexible packaging industry by the AIP with an Industry Professional of the Year Award and a Fellowship, and by the World Packaging Organisation with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

WHERE:

Via Zoom

TIME:

9.00 am - 1.00 pm (AEST)

PRICING:

AUD $250 + GST - AIP Members

AUD $300 + GST - Members of |AFGC | AIFST |APCO | FIAL | FPLMA | SPE

AUD $350 + GST - Non-Members

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NB: A Tax Invoice will be sent upon receipt of your booking. Printed Training Course notes will be provided to each participant for future reference and use. Should you wish to cancel your registration after the printed training notes have been mailed, you will be required to return the notes, at your expense, to the AIP. The notes are not to be copied or distributed. NO CANCELLATIONS will be accepted after Friday the 12 June 2020.  Replacements will however be accepted.

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*All AIP training courses are internationally recognised and approved to attain Certified Packaging Professional (CPP) points.


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.*CPE points are used to maintain your Certified Packaging Professional (CPP) credential..

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