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1 (419) 867-5400 | Email Us

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Looking for ways to enhance your technical knowledge of plastic container basics and form processes? You’ve come to the right place!

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PTI’s Online Academy is designed to provide industry professionals with training on a variety of subjects from materials to recycling.

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Each section provides exactly the type of in-depth information that you can begin to use immediately to help meet your business objectives.  The video tutorials enable you to move through the coursework as quickly or as slowly as you would like.

PTI’s Online Academy has been developed for professionals, by professionals.  Our 30-plus years in providing services in all of these 

subject areas make PTI ideally suited to become your online tutor.

Take a moment to view a brief introduction of the sections on the PTI Online Academy

Session | Materials, Fundamentals and Processing

Introduction to Polymers and PET

Various aspects of chemistry and polymer structure and how these can affect performance attributes

Container Design and Development

Container design basics and how to predict packaging performance

Preform Design

Designing preforms to place the right amount of material in the correct container location

Barrier Container Technology

Barrier technologies which increase the performance of rigid plastic containers

PET Recycling

Overview of recycling methods used to reclaim PET and considerations for introducing rPET into new packages

Material Handling Drying

Learn to properly transfer PET material and the importance of drying

Blow Molding Processing

Different ways to blow PET containers and the steps used to control the process

Preform Heating

How to reheat a preform before blowing it into a bottle and how to reduce variation between blow bottles

Blow Molding Practical

Demonstration of blow molding process changes and the examination of the results in the bottle produced

Polymer to Preform

Part three of the materials series looks at the attributes of bottle grade PET materials and how properties can be altered.

PET Industry Overview, Manufacture and Properties

Part two of the materials series reviews current suppliers and how PET is used to make not just bottles but fibers, filaments and sheet goods.

Preform to Bottle

Part four of the materials series describes the importance of developing strain-hardened crystals during blow molding to produce bottles with optimum properties.