CPS-C06
Materials

Polymers in Packaging

Explore polymer types and functionalities in our plastics course, covering selection, processing, and real-world applications, with insights into advantages and disadvantages.
6 Hours
58 Lessons
Future Proof Your Skill
$399

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This course as part of the Certificate of Packaging Science, a comprehensive program covering all major aspects of packaging materials, processes, and design.

What You Will Learn
This course offers practical and applicable lessons on polymer selection, polymer processing, and plastic applications in packaging. Within this course, you are going to learn about the different types of polymers, their roles, functions, pros and cons of each, and real-world applications.​
Course Objectives
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Gain a working knowledge of polymers and their history, as well as understand their role in today’s market
Review seven common types of polymers and their applications
Absorb a range of packaging terms related to polymers and their definitions in order to speak this industry-specific language
Evaluate the characteristics of common polymers in order to make business decisions in packaging design
Learn the processes behind blow molding, injection molding, and thermoforming
Comprehend federal regulations regarding plastics in packaging
Dive into the world of additives to see how they provide optimal performance enhancement to plastics, making them safer, cleaner, longer-lasting, easier to process, tougher, and more colorful.
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

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