MOL-72106 Converting and Packaging Processes, 5 cr

Person responsible

Sanna Auvinen, Johanna Lahti


Implementation Period Person responsible Requirements
MOL-72106 2019-01 1 - 2 Sanna Auvinen
Johanna Lahti
Accepted examination and practical work.

Learning Outcomes

After finishing the course the student can explain stages of different converting and packaging processes including dispersion coating, lamination, printing, forming, filling and closing of the package. She/he is also able to evaluate demands that these stages set on the properties of the packaging materials. The student is also able to evaluate the efficiency of the package iin different steps of packaging and product supply chains. The student is also able to recognize possible problems existing during packaging processes and outline solutions of these problems. Aim is that he/she can find connection between theory and packaging processes in practice. The course improves students understanding of scientific thinking, reasoning and explanation. He/she also learns to take responsibility for his/her actions and consequences of those actions. That the student can pass the course he/she has to be able to use information and communications technology.


Content Core content Complementary knowledge Specialist knowledge
1. Selection of package type and packaging line     
2. Package printing (printing methods)  Printing inks, print quality   
3. Form fill seal techniques     
4. Primary, secondary and tertiary packaging, logistic efficiency of packaging     
5. Failures in packaging     
6. Dispersion coating     
7. Lamination methods  Other converting methods (hot melts, waxes, siliconisation, etc.)   

Study material

Type Name Author ISBN URL Additional information Examination material
Book   Packaging Technology - Fundamentals, Materials and Processes   Emblem, Anne Emblem, Henry.   978-1-84569-665-8     Chapters: 2, 3, 19, 20 and 21 Online version available at:   Yes   
Book   Paper and paperboard converting   Jurkka Kuusipalo (ed)   978-952-5216-28-8     Chapters 3, 5, 6 and 8   Yes   
Lecture slides     Sanna Auvinen & Johanna Lahti         Yes   


Course Mandatory/Advisable Description
MOL-42106 Polymeric Materials Advisable    
MOL-42166 Rheology Advisable    
MOL-42196 Adhesion and Surface Modifications Advisable    
MOL-42316 Processing of Thermoplastics Advisable    

Correspondence of content

There is no equivalence with any other courses

Updated by: Laine Marja-Liisa, 06.03.2019