Do you really understand the packs you are designing, developing or buying? This technical programme is offered to Packaging Developers, Designers and Buyers. It can cover the following modules and is typically conducted over 3-5 days at Wolverhampton College, Telford, UK.
Modules: Plastics materials: Polymerisation, Thermoset v Thermoplastic, Crystalline and Amorphous resins, Melt flow index and density. Implications of using regrind. Material selection, applications and limitations.
Basic Level Product and Mould Design: Predictive analysis, functionality, selecting a polymer, Mould manufacture and component functions, mould types: 2 plate, 3 plate, Semi and full hot runner.
Primary Technologies: Injection Moulding, Extrusion Blow Moulding, Injection Blow Moulding (Theory only), Injection Stretch Blow Moulding (Theory only).
Applications/Limitations of each technology, cost of moulds/dies and lines, outputs, capital costs, typical volumes required to gain entry to the chosen technology, typical quality issues, job changeovers, colour changes.
The strength of this course is the opportunity to have hands on experience.