AIP to run in-person training course at AWRE 2022 in August


The AIP are running an in-person version of the Flexible Packaging: Now & Into the Future Training Course on the Wednesday 24 August 2022 as a part of the Australian Waste & Recycling Export. AWRE 2022 will be held at the ICC Darling Harbour, Sydney.

Flexible Packaging: Now & Into the Future

One of the fastest growing segments of the packaging industry, flexible packaging combines the best qualities of plastic, film, paper and aluminium foil to deliver a broad range of protective properties while employing a minimum of material. Typically taking the shape of a bag, pouch, liner, or overwrap, flexible packaging is defined as any package or any part of a package whose shape can be readily changed.

Leading the way in packaging innovation, flexible packaging adds value and marketability to food and non-food products alike. From ensuring food safety and extending shelf life, to providing even heating, barrier protection, ease of use, resealability and superb printability, the industry continues to advance at an unprecedented rate.

The life cycle attributes of flexible packaging demonstrate many sustainable advantages. Innovation and technology have enabled flexible packaging manufacturers to use fewer natural resources in the creation of their packaging, and improvements in production processes have reduced water and energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and volatile organic compounds.

Joe Foster, Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP).

The Flexible Packaging: Now & Into the Future training course will cover the basic fundamentals of flexible packaging, its benefits, how you chose the specific structures to match the product, its performance, marketing challenges and how the packaging is manufactured.

With the latest challenges facing us regarding sustainability in packaging the course will discuss the options, pros and cons of Compostability vs Recyclability and other alternative materials now available. As an add on, the course will be looking at the future plans for flexible packaging and available recycling options to meet the 2025 National Packaging Targets.

Course objectives:

The objectives of the course are to provide participants an understanding of:

  • A good broad understanding of the benefits of Flexible packaging;
  • The process of manufacturing;
  • Where the future lies with flexible films and the changes ahead;
  • Snap shot of some of the latest packaging trends and what are the driving forces; and
  • Understanding the challenges facing us with the sustainable packaging race toward.

Who should attend:

Packaging Technologists and Designers, Product developers, marketing personal, technical and production staff using packaging, sales and marketing reps who want a crash course on all things ‘Flexible.’


Joe FosterEducation TeamAustralian Institute of Packaging (AIP)


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