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Technology and Application of PET: PTI Europe

DESIGNED FOR
  • Packaging Engineers
  • Brand Managers
  • Product Development
  • PET Sales Professionals
  • Quality Control
  • Manufacturing Professionals
  • Procurement
  • Manufacturing
COURSE OVERVIEW

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 3.5 day** 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

Technology and Application of PET – 1.5 Days
  • 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
Barrier PET Technologies – 1 Day*

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 in 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

*Barrier PET Technologies available for March and November classes only.

Aseptic PET Technologies – 1 Day*

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 basis understanding of non-carbonated beverages, compatibility of the packages with sensitive beverages and associated filling technologies such as cold aseptic filling.

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

*Aseptic PET Technologies available for November classes only.

PET Recycling – 1 Day*

PET is the premier recyclable plastic, which is one of the reasons for its position as material of choice for so many applications. The status of recycling in the Europe and around the world is presented along with videos of a typical plastic recycling operation in the Europe. The program generally runs for an hour. An optional evening visit to a PET repelletizing facility is offered with the program.

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

*PET Recycling available for March classes only

**Registrants receive a special price for registering for the full 3.5 day course covering the Technology and Application of PET, Barrier and/or Aseptic and/or Recycling. However the classes are available for separate registration, if desired. 

Training Schedule at-a-Glance
November 25, 2019November 28, 2019 Technology and Application of PET + Barrier & Aseptic PTI-Europe (Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland)