Course: Mechanics of fibre networks and materials
An introduction to packaging and packaging materials – What is packaging and why is it used?
Packaging will be presented and discussed from the performance perspective, in certain applications with a focus on food stuffs, including product safety (especially materials and barriers perspective), economics (systems perspective), communications and marketing, logistics, design and sustainability. Materials used in packaging, and some of the converting processes, will be covered, such as glass, metals, polymers and fiber based packaging, but with an emphasis on the two latter.
Study visits to a packaging production and a materials recovery plant are planned.