PT8073 - PLASTICS PACKAGING TECHNOLOGY (Syllabus) 2017-regulation Anna University

PT8073 - PLASTICS PACKAGING TECHNOLOGY (Syllabus) 2017-regulation Anna University

PT8073

PLASTICS PACKAGING TECHNOLOGY

 LPTC

3003

OBJECTIVES:
• To study about the functions of packaging.
• To enable the students to understand the concepts testing of packaging material.
• To know about the different packaging materials like cans, bottles, flexible films etc.
• To study about the various methods of packaging to improve the shelf life of the products.
• To learn about the testing of packaging.

UNIT I

SELECTION CRITERIA FOR PACKAGING MATERIALS

9

Introduction to plastics packaging: functions of packaging, advantages of plastic packaging, special requirements of food and medical packaging,. Packaging as a system: Elements, approach, package, design, relation criteria for packaging materials, packaging equipment checklist, case histories Major packaging plastics Introduction - PE, PP, PS, PVC, polyesters, PVA, EVA, PA, PC, ionomers & fluoro polymers.

UNIT II

CONVERSION PROCESS FOR PACKAGING MATERIALS

9

Conversion process - Compression & transfer for moulding, Injection moulding, Blow moulding, Extrusion, roto moulding, thermoforming, Lamination, metallizing, decoration process, Shrink wrapping, Pallet & stretch wrapping


UNIT III

PROCESS FOR FLEXIBLE PACKAGING

9

Extrusion, film and flexible packaging - extrusion, cast film & sheet, Blown film, Multi layer film & sheet coatings, coextrusions, pouching, sealing, evaluation of seals in flexible packages, advantages of flexible packaging - flexible packaging products.

UNIT IV

PROCESSES FOR RIGID PACKAGING

9

Thermoformed, moulded and rigid packages, Thermoforming packages: Position & thermoforming & wrap forming, solid phase pressure forming, scrabbles, twin sheet & melt - to- mold thermoforming, skin packaging, Polystyrene & other foams systems cushioning, plastic pallets, drums , shipping containers.

UNIT V

TESTING OF PLASTIC PACKAGING

9

Testing of plastic packages, Barrier, Migration & compatibility, Sterilization systems and health care products. Packaging hazards and their controls. Waste management act 2016.

TOTAL : 45 PERIODS

OUTCOMES: Upon completing this course, the students
• will Apply and examine the knowledge of properties for selection of packaging materials
• will Select between different techniques of packaging
• Will familiarize in testing of plastic packaging

TEXT BOOKS:
1. Susan E.M. Seleke, “Understanding Plastic Packaging Technology”, Hanser publications - 1997
2. A.S. Altalye, “Plastics in Packaging”, Tata McGraw-Hill publishing Co. Ltd., New Delhi, 1992.

REFERENCES:
1. Walter Soroka, ‘Fundamentals of Packing Technology’ Institute of Plastics Packaging, 1999.
2. Neil Farmer (Ed.) Trends in Packaging of Food, Beverages and Other Fast-Moving Consumer Goods, Wood Head Publishing India Pvt Ltd. 2013.

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