Packaging Markets and Applications Online Training Course

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20 contact hours
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2 Continuing Education Units
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The global packaging industry turnover is around $500 billion, with packaging container sales accounting for the major part and packaging machinery sales estimated around $25 billion. Used in a wide range of industries across food and drink, healthcare, cosmetics and other consumer goods as well as a range of industrial sectors, packaging has become an essential everyday item, with its usage growing broadly in line with the global economy.

Packaging Markets and Applications is a course that provides a comprehensive overview of the packaging industry, market study for the various sectors, and opportunities for the future. We will review packaging products serving the food, medical/pharmaceutical, beverage, household, and personal care sectors, and the packaging requirements for the present and future.

After completing Packaging Markets & Applications, students will be equipped with a basic understanding of the following:

  • overview of the packaging industry
  • packaging market sectors
  • market dynamics
  • food packaging
  • medical/pharmaceutical packaging
  • household packaging
  • personal care packaging
  • outlook for the future


This course is an intended for people working in packaging production, materials supply, and other industries which supply to or purchase from packaging manufacturers. Newcomers to these industries, or people who have had no formal technical training, managers and professionals in areas such as sales, marketing and other roles where a knowledge of packaging materials and processing technologies would improve confidence and communication, with customers, suppliers and colleagues.

No prerequisites are required.


 Students will be assigned 5 homework assignments, and 1 final exam. 

  1. Food packaging

  2. Beverage packaging

  3. Healthcare packaging

  4. Personal care packaging

  5. Household product packaging


 This course is Instructor-led and delivered through our award-winning online Learning Management System. 

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