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Senior Packaging Manager, Hair Europe
Unilever

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  • Monday
    3
    October

    IoPP Packaging Machinery: Basics - Fall

    Oct 3 - 5, (ET)
    Packaging Machinery: Basics Does your job or management scope cover packaging machinery? Do you need to integrate package development with machine capabilities? Packaging Machinery: Basics is a 2 1/2 day seminar that can help you: Create effective packages by knowing how they run on line equipment. Learn how to deliver efficient packaging line performance. See how to integrate machinery into the overall packaging equation. Get “hands on” instruction to see concepts in operation on actual machines. Get focused information to help you to advance your career. Who should attend? Any packaging professional who needs more training in packaging machinery to enhance their value to their company. 2022 course dates Spring: April 4 - 6, 2022 Fall: October 3 - 5, 2022   Course costs: $1,305   IoPP Members: Elite Member: $1,045 Premium Member: $1,175 Regular Member: $1,240   Where is the course held? The   Frain Group 245 East North Av. Carol Stream, IL 60188 630-629-9900 (Near Chicago's O'Hare Airport)   Suggested Hotel: Hampton Inn 205 W North Avenue Carol Stream, IL  60188 630-681-9200   Attendees are responsible for making their own transportation and hotel accommodations.   What is the seminar? It covers the key types of packaging equipment and management issues. From line-loading to case-sealing Automated vs. semi-automated vs. manual—pros and cons of each Instantaneous vs. sustained speeds Changeover Controls—PLCs, HMIs, servo motors, smart machines, displays, sensors Flexible packaging machines—form/fill/seal, bundling, wrapping Semi-rigid—thermoforms, cartons, cases, tray packers Rigid—plastic, glass, tubes, cans Cappers and labeling Automated package inspection, verification and RFID Machine vision, inspection Understanding documentation Principles of packaging line design Click   here   for the full course outline. Who teaches the course? John Henry, CPP, is a 20-plus-year veteran of packaging and plant operations. He brings his real-world experience with equipment issues to the seminar. The value of his consulting practice—changeover.com—moved him into the role of author and speaker on packaging machinery. Audiences at Pack Expo shows have heard him speak, and his regular column in Food & Drug Packaging magazine delivers machinery insights. He teaches at the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico. Read John's extended bio. Cancellation policy: This policy covers the liability of cost of a cancellation or change.   Cancellation or rescheduling must be made in writing or by email with confirmation of receipt from IoPP. The following fees apply if you cancel OR change semesters: More than 30 days prior to the event is a $110 cancellation/change fee per semester 30 to 14 days prior to the event is a $160 cancellation/change fee per semester Less than 14 days prior to the event is a $240 cancellation/change fee per semester No-shows to the event are charged $240 cancellation/change fee per semester *Remaining balance will be issued as a credit ONLY. This credit has a one-year expiration date to be used towards future IoPP educational offerings. No refunds will be given. REGISTER TODAY! Questions? Contact   Barbara Dykes   at   (571) 485-8739.

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    Carol Stream, IL, United States

  • Monday
    10
    October

    IOPP FUNDAMENTALS OF PACKAGING TECHNOLOGY IN-PERSON COURSE: FALL SEMESTER 3

    Oct 10 - 12, (CT)
    Fundamentals of Packaging Technology: In-Person Course Fall Semester 3 Dates: October 10-12, 2022 Fall Semester 3 Times: Mon.-Tue. 8:00AM-4:00PM; Wed. 8:00AM-Noon Helping you succeed in a complex field If you don't have a packaging degree, or if you need more knowledge to deliver solutions drawn from increasingly complex options, then IoPP's Fundamentals of Packaging Technology course can help you fill in the gaps. It teaches you about every major segment of packaging, and you grow professionally. “It filled in knowledge gaps about processes we do that I had limited exposure to.” —Josh Peters, Senior Designer, Emerson Tool Company In-person, onsite If choosing the in-person, onsite option, take as few as 2-1/2 days to cover a specific subject area, such as plastics or paperboard. Or, get packaging's "big picture" by taking all 10 days. The Fundamentals of Packaging Technology course is divided into four semesters. Each is 2-1/2 days long, and each covers specific topics such as paper, plastics, cans, bottles. Semesters include information on decorating, labeling, protective packaging, closures and machinery—a thorough exploration of Packaging 101. Take one semester at a time, in any order, or take all four semesters, choose the topics you need to reach the level of professional development you want. Get a detailed semester breakdown. Check in-person dates and locations  and   see registration information  if taking Fundamentals onsite. Fundamentals of Packaging Technology delivers information reviewed by subject matter experts in the most effective ways possible: In-Person sessions are informal. They allow small group discussions and individual attention. In-Person sessions allow you to handle actual samples of packages and review packages. Instructors provide multimedia presentations and videos illustrate the latest packaging materials, containers, components and techniques. Hands-on sessions allow active participation and individual problem solving. A complete set of course slides, in workbook form, provide a handy reference tool to bring back to your desk. “I found all the information from the course useful—great course!” —Dustin Miller, Boehringer-Ingelheim Who should attend? IoPP's Fundamentals of Packaging Technology course is for anyone who needs to know more about packaging materials and their properties, and other basics of packaging. You can benefit from the course if you are: New to packaging and need a broad introduction A manager who needs a wider view of packaging A sales rep who wants to expand your technical background An engineer or technician with part-time responsibility in packaging A packaging professional changing your focus who needs to come "up to speed" in a new area of packaging A purchasing professional who needs more technical depth A student or professional preparing for certification This course is for technical, non-technical and management personnel. Material is discussed in-depth with easy-to-understand explanations. “Concepts were explained with simple diagrams. Non-technical people would understand most of the concepts.” —Food & Drug Administration staff attendee Instructors who are professionals IoPP's Fundamentals of Packaging Professionals is taught by a hand-picked team of packaging professionals with special qualifications.   Read the instructors' bios . “I now have more appreciation for the details of packaging, especially given the knowledge of the instructors. Their experience in the industry was phenomenal. Good detail about packaging types I wasn’t familiar with, I am looking forward to applying the information about pallet efficiencies at my job.” —Mike Gosselin, Quality and Product Development Manager, Pacific Bag Inc. From IoPP A leader in serving the packaging community's continuing educational needs. The scope of knowledge encompassed by our 5,000+ members touches  every aspect of packaging. It forms the base for education that helps our professional members do their jobs better. Register Today!
    Oakbrook Terrace, IL, United States

  • Wednesday
    12
    October

    IOPP FUNDAMENTALS OF PACKAGING TECHNOLOGY IN-PERSON COURSE: FALL SEMESTER 4

    Oct 12 - 14, (CT)
    Fundamentals of Packaging Technology: In-Person Course Fall Semester 4 Dates: October 12-14, 2022 Fall Semester 4 Times: Wed. Noon-5:00PM; Thu. 8:00AM-4:30PM; Fri. 8:00AM-3:30PM Helping you succeed in a complex field If you don't have a packaging degree, or if you need more knowledge to deliver solutions drawn from increasingly complex options, then IoPP's Fundamentals of Packaging Technology course can help you fill in the gaps. It teaches you about every major segment of packaging, and you grow professionally. “It filled in knowledge gaps about processes we do that I had limited exposure to.” —Josh Peters, Senior Designer, Emerson Tool Company In-person, onsite If choosing the in-person, onsite option, take as few as 2-1/2 days to cover a specific subject area, such as plastics or paperboard. Or, get packaging's "big picture" by taking all 10 days. The Fundamentals of Packaging Technology course is divided into four semesters. Each is 2-1/2 days long, and each covers specific topics such as paper, plastics, cans, bottles. Semesters include information on decorating, labeling, protective packaging, closures and machinery—a thorough exploration of Packaging 101. Take one semester at a time, in any order, or take all four semesters, choose the topics you need to reach the level of professional development you want. Get a detailed semester breakdown. Check in-person dates and locations  and   see registration information  if taking Fundamentals onsite. Fundamentals of Packaging Technology delivers information reviewed by subject matter experts in the most effective ways possible: In-Person sessions are informal. They allow small group discussions and individual attention. In-Person sessions allow you to handle actual samples of packages and review packages. Instructors provide multimedia presentations and videos illustrate the latest packaging materials, containers, components and techniques. Hands-on sessions allow active participation and individual problem solving. A complete set of course slides, in workbook form, provide a handy reference tool to bring back to your desk. “I found all the information from the course useful—great course!” —Dustin Miller, Boehringer-Ingelheim Who should attend? IoPP's Fundamentals of Packaging Technology course is for anyone who needs to know more about packaging materials and their properties, and other basics of packaging. You can benefit from the course if you are: New to packaging and need a broad introduction A manager who needs a wider view of packaging A sales rep who wants to expand your technical background An engineer or technician with part-time responsibility in packaging A packaging professional changing your focus who needs to come "up to speed" in a new area of packaging A purchasing professional who needs more technical depth A student or professional preparing for certification This course is for technical, non-technical and management personnel. Material is discussed in-depth with easy-to-understand explanations. “Concepts were explained with simple diagrams. Non-technical people would understand most of the concepts.” —Food & Drug Administration staff attendee Instructors who are professionals IoPP's Fundamentals of Packaging Professionals is taught by a hand-picked team of packaging professionals with special qualifications.   Read the instructors' bios . “I now have more appreciation for the details of packaging, especially given the knowledge of the instructors. Their experience in the industry was phenomenal. Good detail about packaging types I wasn’t familiar with, I am looking forward to applying the information about pallet efficiencies at my job.” —Mike Gosselin, Quality and Product Development Manager, Pacific Bag Inc. From IoPP A leader in serving the packaging community's continuing educational needs. The scope of knowledge encompassed by our 5,000+ members touches  every aspect of packaging. It forms the base for education that helps our professional members do their jobs better. Register Today!
    Oakbrook Terrace, IL, United States

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