Course Description

2 for the price of one - this course includes lessons, quizzes, and exams in both glass and metal packaging. This eLearning course teaches you how to source different types of glass packaging. It also covers the manufacturing, sustainability, and design of glass containers. We’ll also cover the metal packaging industry and outline raw materials and processing. As a takeaway, you will gain a stock container selection strategy for food, beverage, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, industrial and chemical metal packaging applications.

Course Curriculum

    1. Course Disclaimer

    2. Navigation Tutorial

    3. Glass Packaging Workbook

    4. Introduction to Glass

    5. History of Glass

    6. Glass Industry Market Overview

    7. Glass Packaging Basics

    8. Sustainability

    9. Glossary

    1. Introduction to Glass Manufacturing

    2. Glass Composition

    3. Glass Manufacturing

    4. Glass Colorants

    5. Glass Treatments

    6. Glass Types

    7. Glass Properties

    8. Glass Quality Assurance

    9. Testing Standards

    10. Anatomy of a Glass Bottle

    11. Knowledge Check: Glass Manufacturing

    1. Introduction to Glass Container Design

    2. Cheat Sheet | Glass Container Styles

    3. Finishes and Closures

    4. Plastic vs. Glass

    5. Decorating and Labeling

    6. Glass Finish Drawings

    7. Lightweight Glass

    8. Design Innovations

    9. Knowledge Check: Glass Container Design

    1. Ready for Order

    2. General Glass Bottle Filling Process

    3. Distribution

    4. Glass Resource Locator

    5. Knowledge Check: Procurement & Production

    1. That's a Wrap

    2. Exam Instructions

    3. Glass Exam

    4. Glass Survey

    1. Metal Packaging Workbook

    2. Welcome to Metal Packaging

    3. The History of the Metal Can

    4. Metal Industry Overview

    5. Metal Packaging Basics

    6. Sustainability of Metal

    7. Glossary

    8. Knowledge Check: Metal Overview

About this course

  • $399.00
  • 79 lessons
  • 2.5 hours of video content

About the Instructor

Dr. Andrew Hurley

Founder and Associate Professor

Packaging and entrepreneurship came together at an early age for Dr. Andrew Hurley. As a young boy, he molded and sold pewter figurines, but inadequate shipping materials led to breakage. Frustrated, he set to researching better packaging alternatives … and he hasn’t ever stopped. Dr. Hurley is an Associate Professor at Clemson University in the Department of Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences. He leads the packaging design emphasis area, where he researches how to leverage packaging to solve even the toughest supply chain challenges.