Introduction to Polymers and PET

This is the first of a four part series. This session will give even a non-technical attendee the foundation needed to understand the uniqueness of PET and how its properties can be altered. It reviews polymer definitions, explains commonly used terminologies, and introduces how polymers are produced. The critical concept of amorphous and crystalline materials are explained in context with how this governs a polymer’s properties. The session concludes with a description of thermal properties and how these are important to the blow molding of PET.
1 Hours
1 Lessons
Future Proof Your Skill
What You Will Learn
Learn various aspects of chemistry and polymer structure and how these can affect performance attributes
Student Success Stories
The CMPM program exceeded my expectations regarding packaging machine systems, sustainability, and point of purchase strategies, through a complete and holistic approach to the different aspects of packaging.
Rebeca Granados Andrade
Experience Centre Manager Smurfit Kappa México

Related Courses

Who We Are

The Packaging School brings together the business, art, and science of packaging so you can lead projects, optimize supply chains, increase margins, and develop sustainable solutions.

Our company headquarters are located in Greenville, SC. Please reach out to us at 864-412-5000 or

Stay Up To Date

Be the first to know about new classes and the latest tools to maximize your knowledge.

By signing up you indicate you have read and agree to our Terms of Use. Packaging School will always respect your privacy.


Certificate of Mastery in Packaging Management

Certificate of Packaging Science

Automotive Packaging Certificate

Certificate of Sustainable Packaging

Food Packaging Certificate

All Courses




Food & Beverage



The Packaging School Logo
South Carolina Commission on Higher Education License #5400
Copyright © 2015-2022 The Packaging School, LLC. All Rights Reserved.