Introduction to Glass Packaging

Course Description

Glass is a material that is widely used in the alcohol, soda, and food industries due to its perceived quality image, barrier properties, and tactile feel. Glass is the only material that is 100% recyclable and can be recycled endlessly without loss in quality or purity—something no other food and beverage packaging option can claim. This eLearning course teaches you how to source different types of glass packaging. It also covers the manufacturing, sustainability, and design of glass containers.

Course Curriculum

    1. Navigation Tutorial

    2. Glass Packaging Workbook

    3. Introduction to Glass

    4. History of Glass

    5. Glass Industry Market Overview

    6. Glass Packaging Basics

    7. Sustainability

    8. Glossary

    9. Course Disclaimer

    1. Introduction to Glass Manufacturing

    2. Glass Composition

    3. Glass Manufacturing

    4. Glass Colorants

    5. Glass Treatments

    6. Glass Types

    7. Glass Properties

    8. Inspections and Defects

    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. Decorating and Labeling

    5. Plastics vs. Glass

    6. Glass Finish Drawings

    7. Lightweight Glass

    8. Design Innovations

    9. Knowledge Check: Glass Container Styles

    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. Final Exam

    4. Survey

About this course

  • $399.00
  • 38 lessons
  • 1.5 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.

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