MOL-72136 Packaging Materials, 5 cr


Sanna Auvinen, Johanna Lahti


Toteutuskerta Periodi Vastuuhenkilö Suoritusvaatimukset
MOL-72136 2019-01 3 Sanna Auvinen
Johanna Lahti
Accepted examination and practical work.


After finishing the course, the student is able to specify the purposes of the packaging of different products. He/she is able to identify demands that different products place on the packaging materials and packages and how different materials and packages comply with these demands. The student understands the interactions between the packaging material, packed product and surrounding environment and how these interactions affect on quality and safety of packed product. The student is also able to compare different material and package alternatives in relation to their technical, economic and environmental efficiency in the life cycle of the package. The course comprises lectures, a group work and laboratory work and the competence of the student is evaluated by exams and performance in the group work and laboratory. 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. The course also helps the student to identify local and global issues related to sustainable development in the field of packaging materials. That the student can pass the course he/she has to be able to use information and communications technology.


Sisältö Ydinsisältö Täydentävä tietämys Erityistietämys
1. Typical packaging materials and their properties: paper and paperboard based materials, multilayers, flexible and rigid packaging materials     
2. Interactions between package, product and surrounding environment      
3. Testing of packaging materials and packages      
4. Novel packaging materials     
5. Legislation on packaging materials     


Tyyppi Nimi Tekijä ISBN URL Lisätiedot Tenttimateriaali
Book   Packaging Technology - Fundamentals, Materials and Processes   Emblem, Anne Emblem, Henry   978-1-84569-665-8     Online version available at:   Yes   
Book   Paper and paperboard converting   Jurkka Kuusipalo (ed)   978-952-5216-28-8       Yes   
Lecture slides     Sanna Auvinen & Johanna Lahti         Yes   


Opintojakso P/S Selite
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MOL-42196 Adhesion and Surface Modifications Advisable    
MOL-42316 Processing of Thermoplastics Advisable    
MOL-72106 Converting and Packaging Processes Advisable    


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Päivittäjä: Laine Marja-Liisa, 06.03.2019