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Helping you succeed in a complex field
If you don’t have a packaging degree. Or if you need more knowledge to deliver solutions drawn from an increasingly complex number of options. Then IoPP's
Fundamentals of Packaging Technology course helps span the gap. It teaches you about every major segment of packaging, and you grow professionally.

In-person, onsite
If choosing the in-person, onsite option, take as few as 2-1/2 days to cover a specific subject area, such as plastics or paperboard. Or, get packaging's "big picture" by taking all 10 days.
Fundamentals of Packaging Technology course is divided into four semesters. Each is 2-1/2 days long, and each covers specific topics such as paper, plastics, cans, bottles. Semesters include information on decorating, labeling, protective packaging, closures and machinery—a thorough exploration of Packaging 101. Take one semester, take all four semesters. Choose what you need to reach the level of professional development you want.

Click here for a detailed in-person semester breakdown.

Click here for in-person dates and locations and here for registration information if taking Fundamentals onsite.

Fundamentals of Packaging Technology delivers the maximum information in the most effective ways possible:

  • In-Person sessions are informal. They allow small group discussions and individual attention.
  • In-Person sessions allow you to handle actual samples of packages and review packages.
  • Both options provide instructive multimedia presentations and videos illustrate the latest packaging materials, containers, components and techniques.
  • Hands-on sessions allow active participation and individual problem solving.
  • A complete set of course notes, in notebook form, provide a handy reference tool to bring back to your desk.
  • E-Learning sessions are there at your fingertips, from wherever you are, whenever you want it.

Who should attend?
IoPP's Fundamentals of Packaging Technology course is for anyone who needs to know more about packaging. You can benefit from the course if you are:

  • New to packaging and need a broad introduction
  • A manager who needs a wider view of packaging
  • A sales rep who wants to expand your technical background
  • An engineer or technician with part-time responsibility in packaging
  • A packaging professional changing your focus who needs to come "up to speed" in a new area of packaging
  • A purchasing professional who needs more technical depth
  • A student or professional preparing for certification

This course is for technical, non-technical and management personnel. Material is discussed in-depth and at a level appropriate to the class.

Instructors who are professionals
IoPP's Fundamentals of Packaging Professionals is taught by a hand-picked team of packaging professionals with special qualifications. Click here for bios on instructors.

From IoPP
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leader in serving the packaging community's continuing educational needs. The scope of knowledge encompassed by our 5,000+ members touches  every aspect of packaging. It forms the base for education that helps our professional members do their jobs better.