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Plastic Technologies announces 2013 US, EU training seminars

Plastic Technologies, Inc. (PTI), developer of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and other plastic-based packaging, hass announced its 2013 training seminar series.

β€œPTI has a long history of helping companies successfully commercialize new packaging for well-known global brands. Our annual training seminars enable us to deliver the knowledge our professionals have amassed over the past 25 years to a broader audience,” said Ron Puvak, director of business development and marketing, PTI.

Classes will be taught at PTI’s US corporate headquarters in Holland, OH, as well as its European location in Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland. Subjects, dates and locations are:

PET Technologies and Applications
March 11-12 (Switzerland)
April 2-4 (Ohio)
June 18-20 (Ohio)
September 10-12 (Ohio)
November 19-21 (Switzerland)
December 3-5 (Ohio)

Plastic Packaging for Sensitive Beverages
May 14-16 (Ohio)
September 3-5 (Switzerland)

Additionally, the March and November Switzerland dates will have separate one-day add on training modules for PET barrier materials and PET recycling.

The three-day PET Technologies and Applications training program will include instruction on material/resin properties, material handling and drying, injection and blow molding basics, package development fundamentals, heat-set technologies, quality assurance and testing, and the latest recycling information. This training targets those professionals seeking fundamental PET knowledge, or those who would benefit from a refresher course.

The two-day Plastic Packaging for Sensitive Beverages training module will include the latest technical information on PET, as well as polyproplylene, bioplastics and other materials that are suited for these applications. Also included in this module will be the basics of non-carbonated packages, sensitive beverage packaging material compatibility and associated filling technologies, including aseptic. (A recommended prerequisite for this course is a basic knowledge of PET, including properties and processing. This is covered in the PET Technologies and Applications training.)

For additional information on training in Holland, Ohio, please visit:

For additional information on training in Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland, please visit:


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