March 30, 2022 - BOBST has partnered with The Independent Packaging Association, AICC, Packaging School to launch a new training and education course dedicated to the corrugated market.
'Innovations and machinery advancements in the corrugated industry' is a modular program that will enable brands and converters to better understand the current state of the corrugated sector, taking into account market trends, demands and machinery advancements.
The AICC, through its Packaging School, develops free online courses to close the gap in corrugated, folding carton and rigid box industry training and support the needs of production, sales, service, design and finance departments.
The new course will cover a selection of BOBST machines, including the new MASTERLINE DRO rotary die-cutting solution, alongside SPEEDPACK and Registron S module systems.
Emilio Corti, Market Director at BOBST North America commented, "In the wider packaging sector, education is absolutely essential. As a business leader, we feel a responsibility to ensure that learning opportunities are widely available and are accessible as they can be. We are proud to partner AICC to develop this new corrugated-specific course as part of the organisation's Packaging School.
"We want to play our part in developing the next generation of packaging professionals and innovators, and that starts with fostering deeper understanding technical corrugated packaging elements - information that typically, has been held by an experienced older generation ageing out of the workforce. This is a challenge the packaging sector has been up against for some time, which makes initiatives such as the AICC Packaging School so important to the industry."
In addition to supporting key knowledge of corrugated packaging production, the course will also include information on periphery products and technologies, such as coatings and finishes.
This includes BOBST oneBARRIER, an EVOH-free transparent monomaterial solution developed jointly by BOBST, Dow, Zermatt and Sun Chemical, that eliminates the need for a top coat. The technology has been developed to maximise the amount of PE in packaging structures, with the goal of increasing recyclability in a more economical and high-barrier packaging solution.
AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, represents and protects the business interests of its members in the independent sector of the corrugated, folding carton, and rigid box industries. To learn more, visit: www.aiccbox.org.
Bobst is one of the world’s leading suppliers of substrate processing, printing and converting equipment and services for the label, flexible packaging, folding carton and corrugated board industries. To learn more, visit: www.bobst.com.
SOURCE: Bobst North America Inc.
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