Course Curriculum

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    Demo Lessons

    • Welcome to Polymers!

    • Introduction to Polymer Chemistry 101

    • Other Properties

    • Introduction to Production

    • Molding Processes- Blow Molding, Injection Molding

    • Introduction to Plastic in Packaging

    • Polymer Cheat Sheet

    • Wrap Up

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.