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PTI Online Academy
Looking for ways to enhance your technical knowledge of plastic container basics and form processes? You’ve come to the right place!
PTI’s Online Academy is designed to provide industry professionals with training on a variety of subjects from materials to recycling.
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
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
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
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.