Foundations of Packaging
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Foundations of Packaging

Learn the basic materials and processes that are the foundations of packaging – 3rd largest industry in the world
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Last updated 4/2017
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 5 Articles
  • 33 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • use knowledge of basic packaging methods and materials and apply it to the packaging business
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Requirements
  • No prior knowledge of packaging is required
Description

Learn the basic concepts, materials, and design practices that make up the foundation of the packaging industry. 

Build a knowledge base that will follow you throughout your career in Packaging

  • Breakdown of common packaging materials
  • Overview of the history of packaging
  • Design using common packaging packaging materials
  • Learn to design for sustainability

Content and Overview

What most people don't realize is that packaging is the third largest industry in the world. Everyone interacts with packaging but many do not even notice it. This course, suitable for beginners or packaging veterans, will take you through of 8 to 10 hours of content where you’ll learn all of the packaging fundamentals and establish a strong understanding of the concepts applied to each material. Each chapter closes with a quiz, putting your new learned skills to the test.

Starting with the history of packaging, this course will take you through the design elements for seven different materials and practices. You will learn what each material is best used for as well as how to design those materials for sustainability. Each lecture includes an element about the industry and how these materials are used in real world practices. 

Students who have completed the course will have mastered the basics of what makes up the packaging industry. 

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to learn more about packaging!
  • College aged students
  • Working professionals who have been in the business for 20-30 years
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38 Lectures
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Wood Packaging
5 Lectures 25:29
Introduction to Wood
01:40

This lecture takes you through the basic processes of wood manufacturing

Wood Manufacturing
08:20

There are may types of wood packaging. This lecture takes you through the different uses for wood.

Wood Packaging Types
08:38

Sustainability is important in all packaging types. This lecture specifies sustainability as it applies to wood.

Sustainable Wood Packaging
02:50

Wood packaging gives the product a more natural or elegant feel. This lecture takes you through the various design elements of wood.

Wood Design
04:01

Overview of Wood Quiz

Wood Quiz
3 questions
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Paperboard Packaging
4 Lectures 12:17
Intro to Paperboard
01:33

This lecture takes you through the basic manufacturing process of paperboard.

Manufacturing Paperboard
03:18

Sustainability is important in all packaging types. This lecture specifies sustainability as it applies to paperboard.


Sustainability in Paperboard
02:08

Paperboard Design
05:18

Paperboard Quiz
4 questions
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Corrugated Packaging
4 Lectures 14:47
Intro to Corrugated
01:23

This lecture takes you through the basic manufacturing process of corrugated board.

Manufacturing Corrugated
07:46

Customizing your corrugated board is simple, once you know what to ask for.

Customizing Corrugated for your Application
01:10

Corrugated board is a versatile material. It can be used for packaging all types of different materials. This lecture takes you through its many applications.

Corrugated Design
04:28

Corrugated Quiz
5 questions
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Glass Packaging
5 Lectures 14:11
Introduction to Glass
02:03

This lecture takes you through the basic manufacturing process of glass.

Manufacturing Glass
02:19

Glass has many uses. This lecture outlines a few of the types of packaging available to those in the glass industry.

Glass Packaging Types
01:12

Glass is an expensive product and its uses in packaging reflects that. Designing for glass is outlined in this lecture.

Glass Design
06:06

Sustainability is important in all packaging types. This lecture specifies sustainability as it applies to glass.

Sustainability of Glass
02:31

Glass Quiz
3 questions
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Metal Packaging
3 Lectures 08:17
Introduction to Metal
01:38

Metal Packaging Industry
00:44

The most easily recognized type of metal packaging is the can. This lecture outlines the best uses for metal packaging. 

Metal Design
05:55

Metal Quiz
4 questions
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Polymers
2 Lectures 09:02
Introduction to Polymers
02:10

This lecture is an overview of all the elements of plastic polymer packaging. From manufacturing, to design, to sustainability, this lecture will teach you the fundamentals of polymers.

Plastics Manufacturing and Design
06:52

Polymers Quiz
5 questions
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Printing
3 Lectures 09:26
Introduction to Printing
01:32

This lecture is an overview of inks and their properties as it applies to printing for packaging. 

Inks for Package Printing
04:50

Sustainability is important in all packaging types. This lecture specifies sustainability as it applies to printing.

Sustainable Print Practices
03:04

Printing Quiz
4 questions
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Regulations of Packaging
4 Lectures 15:47
Introduction to Regulations
01:19

Framework for Legal Requirements
02:34

Regulations Agencies
10:07

By the end of this lecture, you should have a good idea of what types of legal agencies the packaging industry deals with. 

Code of Federal Regulations
01:47
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Distribution
2 Lectures 12:47
Introduction to Distribution
02:04

Dunnage and cushioning are critical packaging applications to consider when distributing a product. This lecture overviews these processes. 

Dunnage and Cushioning
10:43
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About the Instructor
Dr. R. Andrew Hurley
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Comprehensive Packaging Education

Dr. R. Andrew Hurley is an Assistant Professor of Packaging Science at Clemson University, where he directs the design, prototyping and consumer experience test labs. Dr. Hurley’s biometric-based consumer experience lab, CUshopTM, has assisted hundreds of global consumer product groups and small businesses in developing data-driven designs that show increased consumer engagement and sales. The success of his eye tracking program catalyzed the formation of Package InSight, a full service packaging design and consumer experience company located in Greenville, SC.

Since 2008, Hurley has led the development and continuous improvement of the packaging design curriculum at Clemson University. Andrew directed a significant project that included academic and industry professionals who collectively developed a premiere packaging curriculum, which was licensed by Clemson to The Packaging School. The Packaging School offers the Certificate of Packaging Science, a state-of-the-art online curriculum that teaches the necessary business acumen and professional vocabulary to work successfully within the packaging industry.