Advanced Principles of Packaging
Semester Taught - Fall
Course focuses on the materials, uses, functions and production processes of packaging. Topics include an industry overview and related applications as well as the historical, societal and technological drivers of packaging and how end-users decide on the product/package combination they use for their product and the impact these choices make on the product's market success.
Office: 101 Frazier Rogers Hall
Phone: 392-1864 x101
Class Materials Required
Soroka, Walter. 2014. Fundamentals of Packaging Technology 5th Edition. Institute of Packaging Profesionals, Naperville, IL, U.S.A. 748 p.
Advanced Principles of Packaging presents an overview of packaging and incorporates many disciplines to enable students to effectively communicate and coordinate packaging activities. This course addresses packaging materials. Topics include an industry overview of packaging and related applications. The historical, societal and technological drivers of packaging are explored in the context of packaging materials, converting, and production processes and packaging testing and laws and regulations. The graduate level of this course may require additional assignments.
Students, upon completing this course will be able to:
- Explain the critical role packaging plays in life and health.
- Understand the packaging industry, current and future trends.
- Explain packaging materials in use.
- Describe converting operations for packaging materials.
- Form an opinion on the environmental issues related to packaging and society.
- Understand packaging laws and regulations.
- Packaging Functions
- Graphic Design
Demographics and Psychographics
The Retail Environment
Graphic Design Basics
Package Design and Marketing Studies
- Package Printing and Decorating
Other Package Decoration Techniques
- Paper and Paperboard
Source and Preparation of Fiber
Representative Paper-Making Machines
Paper Characterization and Types
- Paperboard Cartons
Paperboard Package Classifications
Folding Carton Design
Selecting the Correct Paperboard
The Carton Production Process
- Metal Cans and Containers
- Glass Containers
Glass Types and General Properties
Commercial Glass Manufacturing
- Polymer Chemistry for the Nonchemist
Introduction to Plastics
Thermoplastic and Thermoset Polymers
- Shaping Plastics
Extrusion Blow Molding
Injection Blow Molding
- Plastic Applications
Production, Properties and Applications
Characterizing Plastic Materials
Container and Closure Dimensioning
Injection Molds and Closure Design
Common Classes of Packaging Adhesives
Inspecting Bond Failures
- Flexible Packaging Laminates
Laminate Structural and Physical Properties
Flexible Bags, Pouches and Sachets
Barrier, Aesthetics and Other Properties
- Corrugated Fiberboard
Carrier Rules and Regulations
Special Board Treatments
- Applied Packaging
Types of Packaging
Durable Goods Packaging
A C- will not be a qualifying grade for critical tracking courses. In order to graduate, students must have an overall GPA and an upper-division GPA of 2.0 or better (C or better). Note: a C- average is equivalent to a GPA of 1.67, and therefore, it does not satisfy this graduation requirement. For more information on grades and grading policies, please visit: https://catalog.ufl.edu/ugrad/current/regulations/info/grades.aspx
Attendance, Expectations and Behavior:
Attendance (on time) at lectures is expected from all students at all times. Cell phones must be turned off prior to the start of class. No food will be permitted in class.
Assignments must be presented on 8.5" x 11" paper; on one side only. Assignments will be marked down for a sloppy presentation and, if excessive, they may be returned un-graded.
Project reports, including all calculations, must be typed and are due one week from when assigned. Homework assignments and project reports must be turned in before class begins. Assignments returned late, before 5:00 PM on the day they were due, will be marked down by 10% of their total. Assignments returned late, before 5:00 PM on the day following the due date will be marked down by 50% of their total. No assignments will be accepted after 5:00 PM on the day following the due date
|Final Comprehensive Exam||25%|
|Problem Sets, Projects, Quizzes||15%|
No make-up exams will be given except for valid medical reasons or unless prior arrangements have been made.
In 1995 the UF student body enacted an honor code and voluntarily committed itself to the highest standards of honesty and integrity. When students enroll at the university, they commit themselves to the standard drafted and enacted by students.
The Honor Pledge: We, the members of the University of Florida community, pledge to hold ourselves and our peers to the highest standards of honesty and integrity.
On all work submitted for credit by students at the university, the following pledge is either required or implied: "On my honor, I have neither given nor received unauthorized aid in doing this assignment."
Students should report any condition that facilitates dishonesty to the instructor, department chair, college dean, Student Honor Council, or Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution in the Dean of Students Office.
(Source: 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog)
It is assumed all work will be completed independently unless the assignment is defined as a group project, in writing by the instructor.
This policy will be vigorously upheld at all times in this course.
Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The Disability Resource Center coordinates the needed accommodations of students with disabilities. This includes registering disabilities, recommending academic accommodations within the classroom, accessing special adaptive computer equipment, providing interpretation services and mediating faculty-student disability related issues.
0001 Reid Hall, 352-392-8565, www.dso.ufl.edu/drc/
All faculty, staff and students of the university are required and expected to obey the laws and legal agreements governing software use. Failure to do so can lead to monetary damages and/or criminal penalties for the individual violator. Because such violations are also against university policies and rules, disciplinary action will be taken as appropriate.
Campus Helping Resources
Students experiencing crises or personal problems that interfere with their general well-being are encouraged to utilize the university’s counseling resources. The Counseling & Wellness Center provides confidential counseling services at no cost for currently enrolled students. Resources are available on campus for students having personal problems or lacking clear career or academic goals, which interfere with their academic performance.
- University Counseling & Wellness Center, 3190 Radio Road, 352-392-1575, www.counseling.ufl.edu/cwc/
Groups and Workshops
Outreach and Consultation
Community Provider Database
- Career Resource Center, First Floor JWRU, 392-1601, www.crc.ufl.edu/
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