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PKG 101 Week 2 Lecture Notes

by: Samantha Shea

PKG 101 Week 2 Lecture Notes PKG 101

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Principles of Packaging
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Samantha Shea on Wednesday September 7, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PKG 101 at Michigan State University taught by p. koning in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 70 views. For similar materials see Principles of Packaging in Packaging Science at Michigan State University.


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Date Created: 09/07/16
Tuesday,  September  6th  Lecture  Notes Sunday,  September   4, 1:31  PM HISTORY  OF  PACKAGING • Typical  packages  were  made  of: ○ Shells ○ Animal  parts ○ Wood  and  bamboo ○ Grasses/leaves  for  baskets • The  first  known  packaging  law ○ Amphorae  containing  olive  oil  must  be  sta-­‐state  it  was  ty made  in,  the  time  it  was  pressed,  and  who  produced  it. • Packaging  evolves  based  on  societal  advancements  and  cultural  needs. • The  industrial  revolution  (early  1700s)  rapidly  began  to  change  the  demand  for   packaging ○ The  growth  of  cities,  increased  factory  employment ○ Birth  of  mass  production ○ Increased  the  need  for  transportation  packaging ○ Sparked  the  concept  of  storing  food  longer • The  first  package  considered  to  be  a  modern  retail  pack  was  produced  for   Uneeda  biscuits ○ Signaled  end  of  the  cracker  barrel  era ○ Graphic  arts  came  into  common  use ○ Package  replaces  clerk  duty  if  "salesman  service" • 20th  century ○ Most  of  the  machines  used  for  packaging  were  developed  in  the  last  100   years ○ Automation  developed  and  applied  in  the  last  50  years • Historical  cause  of  change ○ War-­‐ military  conflicts ○ New  technology ○ Defined  customer  or  consumer  needs ○ Cost  savings ○ Environmental • Development ○ The  creation  of  new  package  forms,  materials,  and  processes ○ New  innovative  product ○ Defined  customer  or  consumer  needs ○ Cost  savings ○ Environmental • Development The  creation  of  new  package  forms,  materials,  and  processes ○ ○ New  innovative  product ○ Or  to  fix  an  issue  with  an  existing  product ○ Cross-­‐functional  teams ○ Suppliers  or  potential  customers • Production ○ Package  production  is  usually  performed  by  converters ○ Purchase  materials,  produce  packages  with  them,  and  then  sell  those   packages  to  another  company ○ Some  companies  choose  to  perform  their  converting  in -­‐house • Filling  &  Closing/Selling ○ Filling  and  closing/selling  can  be  done  at  the  company  that  manufactures   the  product  or  separately. • Distribution ○ Distribution  is  the  transport  of  finished  products  out  into  the  market  to   wholesalers,  retailers,  and  eventually  the  consumers'  homes  or  point  of   end  use. ○ Includes  the  use  of  appropriate  shipping  containers,  cushioning,  and  other   packaging  materials. ○ Testing ○ Acceptable  level  of  quality ○ Costs  at  a  minimum • Mission  statement ○ Research ○ Educate ○ Synthesize  solutions ○ Service • Background  and  history ○ Established  in  1952  as  a  discipline  in  the  department  of  Forest  Products ○ First  U.S.  University  based  packaging  education  program  that  offered  B.S. ○ Organized  an  independent  School  of  Packaging  in  the  College  of   Agriculture  in  1957 • Packaging  course   ○ Packaging  can  be  scientific  and  technical  as  well  as  artistic  and  creative;   the  balance  of  these  attributes  is  one  of  the  reasons  packaging  is  such  an   interesting  field  to  be  a  part  of. • There  are  also  National  Programs  in  addition  to  MSU. the  balance  of  these  attributes  is  one  of  the  reasons  packaging  is  such  an   interesting  field  to  be  a  part  of. • There  are  also  National  Programs  in  addition  to  MSU.


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