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  • Reply to: 8 Key Packaging tools for you

     

    Every packaging professional needs some tools to be handy to observe any packaging situation and those tools need not be expensive. We observed that those tools could be:

     

    1.) A Flexible Measuring Scale:- Flexi scale tool used to Measure the circumference of any glass bottle or vial, Plastic container, tree, or any other round object.

     

     

     

     




    2.) Vernier Calliper: - A calliper is a device used to measure the distance between two opposing sides of an object. It can be as simple as a compass with inward or outward-facing points.

     

     

     

     



     

    3.) Screw Gauge: - The screw gauge is an instrument used for measuring accurately the diameter of a thin wire or the thickness of a sheet of metal or thickness of flexible film.  It consists of a U-shaped frame fitted with a screwed spindle which is attached to a thimble.

     

     

     

     


     

    4.) Cutting Knife: -  Cutting Knife is a tool often found in Industry,Lab, offices and classrooms, designed to cut a set of paper at once with a straight edge.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    5.)Hot knife: cutter used for cuts foam, EIFS, ICF, nylon rope, webbing, synthetic fabric and plastic closure.

     

     

     

     

     


     

    6.) Magnifying glass with UV light : The UV-light emitted is useful to collectors of stamps and currency, as well as having uses around the home, Industry and office.  In packaging Industry, the UV light Magnifier illuminates hidden security features, and helps authenticate your product.

     

     

     

     


     

    7.) Nose Plier : Pliers are common tools that are found in any common tool box. However, nose pliers have also become pretty common due to their usefulness. Industrial uses You can use these pliers to use in places which are hard to reach and where you need to grab a hold of materials such as O-rings, gaskets, washers etc.

     

     

     

     

     

    8.) Writing notebook with small squares and a pencil

    yes, we will be happy to discuss this, please let us know when would you like to do that? I can be reached at sandeep.goyal@packagingconnections.com 

  • Reply to: Top Institutes providing Packaging Courses

    We generally heard people talking about best B schools, best engineering colleges, best Medical institutes but we never heard people talking about the best Packaging institutes. Why so? Is there no scope for packaging technology in industry? Or there is lack of packaging institute? Or People don’t have awareness about such courses?

    Being a packaging professional I think there are many reason involved. One of the reasons is lack of awareness and mentoring. If I talk about scope, then scope is tremendous. So based on my experience let me help you guys in selecting some of the top institutes. Here I will list few institutes which are providing specialised courses for packaging technology and are preparing the professionals to cater packaging industry.

    INDIAN INSTITUTE OF PACKAGING

    The Indian Institute of Packaging (IIP) is an autonomous body and one of an apex body in India which was set up in 1966 by the packaging and allied industries and the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, with the specific objective of improving the packaging standards in the country. This institute is working under the administrative control of the Ministry of Commerce. There are various educational courses offered by this institute:

    • The Institute conducts a two years full time Post Graduate Diploma in Packaging (PGDP), open to the graduates in Science, technology, Engineering and allied fields.
    • The three months full time Certificate Course in Packaging (ITC) is suitable for fresh graduates preferably in science/Engineering who desire to make a career in Packaging Business/Profession.
    • Diploma under Distance Education Programme in Packaging (DEP) for 18 months correspondence course which is conducted on annual basis.
    • This institute also conduct short term training programmes in various industrial cities in the country for 1 day or 1 week durations.
    • This Executive Development Programmes (EDP) is designed for working executives as well as professionals needing to update their knowledge.

    SIES – SCHOOL OF PACKAGING

    School of Packaging/ Packaging Technology Centre at SIES (South Indian Education Society) was established in 2001 at Nerul, Navi Mumbai, India. This institute is providing various courses:

    • 2 year postgraduate programme in Packaging Science & Technology (eligibility: BSc/Btech or B.E/ Bpharm)
    • One year Graduate Diploma in packaging Technology (part time)
    • One year Graduate Diploma in Packaging Technology ( Distance learning) Industry oriented short term courses

    SCHOOL OF PACKAGING- MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY

    In 1952, Michigan State University became the first university in the USA to offer a degree in Packaging. Michigan State University is running its packaging courses under School of Packaging at Michigan State University which is affiliated with the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. They are offering Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.), Master of Science (M.S.) & Ph.D. degree program in Packaging. Apart from this, they also offer some online packaging courses.

    ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

    Rochester Institute of Technology’s Packaging Science program was first established in 1972. It is an interdisciplinary degree that leads to either a bachelors or masters of Science.

    CLEMSON UNIVERSITY

    Clemson University is also one of the few institutes in U. S. which offers a degree in Packaging Science. This institute offer Bachelor, master and doctorate programs in packaging.

    THE INSTITUTE OF PACKAGING PROFESSIONALS

    The institute of Packaging Professionals is a packaging association serving the educational needs of the packaging community by offering the industry-standard courses for professional who are serving or related to packaging industry. There are various courses offered by institute according to different requirements. Certified Packaging Professional (CPP) is one of a course offered since 1972. With six years of packaging experience, one can apply for the Certified Packaging Professional (CPP) program and one for those with less than six years of experience can become a Certified Packaging Professional in Training (CPIT).

     

    So guys, gear up if you are still looking for the top institutes in packaging. Infact we professionals can also pursue higher degrees from some of the top ones. Good Luck!

     

     

    Article is very informative about the importance of good packaging,thanks for sharing with us.

  • Reply to: Packs at your Convenience

    With continuing high demand for convenience packaging solutions, RPC Bebo UK has launched a selection of new packs in both polypropylene (PP) and PET suitable for a wide variety of products.

     

    The 60mm diameter PP pot – available in 45ml, 60ml and 75ml sizes – is ideal for dips, salads, fruit pieces and snack meals. The four compartment Snap PP tray, with a 220ml brimful capacity per cavity, offers a convenient multi-pack solution for both food and non- food applications. All four compartments can be easily separated for individual servings or to stack in a cupboard.

     

    Both packs can be specified in a choice of materials – monolayer PP or ultra-high clarity PPure, and barrier PP/EVOH/PP for long ambient shelf-life products. They are suitable for direct food contact, hot filling and high temperature processes such as sterilisation and pasteurisation. Special grades are also available for microwave cooking and reheating.

     

    The Z101mm diameter straight sided PET container, in 198ml, 262ml, 294ml and 391ml sizes, has also been designed for many types of food applications, including chilled products. It can be specified in coloured PET or off-set printed, subject to minimum order quantities, to help create brand differentiation and maximise on-shelf appeal. The container is suitable for direct food contact and a choice of lids is available.

     

    RPC Bebo UK can provide full technical support, including help with filling trials and the supply of portable sealing equipment.

    and this can be done through post your offers, this service is free

  • Reply to: Packs at your Convenience

    With continuing high demand for convenience packaging solutions, RPC Bebo UK has launched a selection of new packs in both polypropylene (PP) and PET suitable for a wide variety of products.

     

    The 60mm diameter PP pot – available in 45ml, 60ml and 75ml sizes – is ideal for dips, salads, fruit pieces and snack meals. The four compartment Snap PP tray, with a 220ml brimful capacity per cavity, offers a convenient multi-pack solution for both food and non- food applications. All four compartments can be easily separated for individual servings or to stack in a cupboard.

     

    Both packs can be specified in a choice of materials – monolayer PP or ultra-high clarity PPure, and barrier PP/EVOH/PP for long ambient shelf-life products. They are suitable for direct food contact, hot filling and high temperature processes such as sterilisation and pasteurisation. Special grades are also available for microwave cooking and reheating.

     

    The Z101mm diameter straight sided PET container, in 198ml, 262ml, 294ml and 391ml sizes, has also been designed for many types of food applications, including chilled products. It can be specified in coloured PET or off-set printed, subject to minimum order quantities, to help create brand differentiation and maximise on-shelf appeal. The container is suitable for direct food contact and a choice of lids is available.

     

    RPC Bebo UK can provide full technical support, including help with filling trials and the supply of portable sealing equipment.

    Hi Alok!

    We don't have biodegradable containers available with us. However, you may upload your requirements here http://www.packagingconnections.com/offers and the suppliers shall contact you directly. Thanks

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