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  • Food Packaging Basics Workshop (November 2017)

    Dates:

    November 14 - 16, 2017

    Location:

    MSU School of Packaging's Ternes Outreach Center, 448 Wilson Road, East Lansing, MI  48824 

    Description:

    This workshop will offer full insight in all aspects of food packaging including function, materials, systems and processes, shelf life estimation, active packaging, modified atmosphere packaging, distribution, food security and more!  You will leave this course better prepared to implement functional design elements and sustainability practices to your company’s packaging and related operations.

  • Making It In Michigan Annual Conference and Trade Show (November 2017)

    Dates:

    Tuesday, November 7, 2017

    Location:

    Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI, 48933.

    Description:

    Conference attendees will leave the conference equipped with the practical knowledge and industry resources needed to move an idea from the concept stage to a finished and marketable product. Attendees will be able to corroborate and refine business ideas, connecting with industry experts offering insights and tips on managing the common hurdles often encountered by food companies, including food safety, production, working with co-packers, marketing and supply chain issues.  

  • Master of Science in Packaging Online Program

    Description:

    The Master of Science in Packaging is a 30-credit, online program, designed to give a broad education in packaging and to strengthen skills in analyzing social, scientific, environmental, and business problems associated with packaging. The program includes classes in medical packaging, advanced packaging dynamics, permeability and shelf life, polymeric packaging materials, stability and recyclability of packaging materials, and value relationships in packaging.

    The School of Packaging is the nation’s oldest and one of the best-known academic programs in the field, producing leaders in every major industry internationally. Founded in 1952 as a strongly science- and mathematics-based program, the School has developed increasingly sophisticated research expertise and earned national and international recognition in physical distribution and protective packaging. The School enjoys a worldwide reputation for leadership in this area with computer applications in cushion design, fragility assessment, distribution dynamics, and modeling of the physical environment. With its expansion in the 1980s, the School has built significant expertise in the areas of permeability and migration, shelf life, food packaging, product/package compatibility, tamper evidence, and legibility.

  • Packaging Contract Research and Testing Services

    Description:

    MSU's School of Packaging offers routine, fee-based testing services for industry. At least sixteen tests are offered, including drop testing, vibration testing, oxygen permeability, Izod impact testing, and others. Other testing services and contract research are available in many areas of package analysis and evaluation.

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