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Plastic Technologies partners with Packaging School to provide expert PET curriculum

Plastic Technologies (PTI) is collaborating with The Packaging School to help packaging and plastics professionals improve their polyethylene terephthalate (PET) knowledge through a new online educational platform.

PTI marketing and new business development director Ron Puvak said: “The Packaging School is an exclusive licensee of a professional curriculum created at the prestigious Clemson University.

"The courses provided help both new graduates and seasoned veterans do a ‘deeper dive’ on subject matter that is relevant to them. PTI is pleased to add its technical expertise to this robust curriculum.”

PTI course offerings through The Packaging School will include:

Introduction to Polymers and PET

Container Design and Development

Preform Design

Barrier Container Technology

PET Recycling

Material Handling and Drying

Blow Molding Processing

Preform Heating

Blow Molding Machine Practical

The Packaging School director Sara Schumpert said: “We have identified PTI’s expertise in PET packaging as a strategic fit with The Packaging School’s vision to disseminate expert knowledge around the world.

"As a top influencer in the development of leading-edge PET packaging solutions, PTI has a wealth of resources and experience that can provide valuable information for The Packaging School’s professional students.”

PTI will continue to provide its educational content via its own PTI Online Academy portal, as well as multiple courses taught in a classroom environment in the United States and Europe.