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Technology & Application of PET Training: PTI Europe

PTI’s three-and-a-half-day technology & application of PET training course provides up-to-date information on PET container tech with an opportunity to discuss your applications & questions with experts.

  • Packaging Engineers
  • Brand Managers
  • Product Development
  • PET Sales Professionals
  • Quality Control
  • Manufacturing Professionals
  • Procurement
  • Manufacturing

Thanks to its excellent mechanical and barrier properties and its good recycling capability, PET remains the packaging of choice for new products or for conversion from other packaging materials. With filling technologies evolving rapidly to meet the demands of products like beer, wine, dairy products, and pure fruit juices, more and more brands are turning to PET for their packaging.

Designed for both seasoned PET veterans as well as those new to the industry, this training course provides up-to-date information on PET container technologies while presenting a unique opportunity to discuss your specific applications and questions with PTI experts. To enhance the knowledge transfer, the following key topics are delivered via classroom and practical instruction by industry veterans

Module 1: Technology and Application of PET Training
  • PET properties
  • PET industry overview
  • Preform design
  • Container design and development
  • Material handling and drying
  • Injection molding PET preforms
  • Injection molding practical
  • Blow mold processing
  • Blow molding machine practical
  • Preform heating
  • Blow molding process
  • Quality assurance testing
  • Analytical lab practical instruction
  • Container cost structure
Module 2: Barrier PET Technologies

Barrier characteristics are important for a variety of reasons. Multilayer packages are one of the methods that are being developed to improve barrier characteristics of PET packages. This one-day session investigates methods, materials, equipment, and applications at the forefront of this technology. Other barrier enhancements such as coatings or alternate materials like PEN are also discussed.

  • Principles of permeation
  • Barrier requirements of product categories
  • Factors affecting barrier properties
  • Barrier technologies
  • Light barrier
  • Measurement techniques
  • Recycling of barrier PET
Module 3: Aseptic PET Technologies

The training seminar will give you an overview of the whole question of sensitive beverages – what they are, why they are sensitive and how they can be filled. The training outline is technical but is designed to be presented to both technical and business/marketing personnel in order to provide a broad understanding of non-carbonated beverages, compatibility of the packages with sensitive beverages, and associated filling technologies such as aseptic.

Note: It is necessary for attendees to have a basic knowledge of resins used for packaging and ISBM packaging manufacturing conditions, as those subjects will not be covered with this seminar. Ideally, previous attendance to the Technology & Application of PET Containers seminar would be considered a good basis.

  • What are sensitive beverages?
  • Decontamination of packaging material & equipment
  • Key issues in filling
  • Aseptic filling
  • Aseptic container design
  • Micro quality control
Module 4: PET Recycling

PET is the premier recyclable plastic, which is one of the reasons for its position as the material of choice for so many applications. The status of recycling in Europe and around the world is presented along with videos of a typical plastic recycling operation in Europe.

  • Regulation and various organizations relating to rPET
  • Principle of recycling PET
  • Applications
  • Collection
  • Sorting
  • Washing
  • Upgrading
  • Processing of rPET
  • Design parameters

**Registrants receive a special price for registering for the full course covering the Technology and Application of PET, Barrier, Aseptic and Recycling. However, the classes are available for separate registration, if desired.

For any questions or to register, email our training team at

2024 Online / Remote & In Person Training Dates
June 3, 2024 June 6, 2024 Click to Register In Person - PTI Europe
November 12, 2024 November 21, 2024 Click to Register Online - Central European Time