In the workshop, experts in the folding carton industry described the packaging production process, starting with how paperboard is made, the basics of inks and coatings, prepress, CAD, layout, graphics, presses, tooling, embossing, stamping, stripping, finishing, gluing, windowing, automatic packaging equipment, and finished with an overview of rigid boxes. To honor the completion of the two-day course, participants are awarded a certificate of achievement.
"Our Folding Carton Boot Camp students did well assimilating a huge amount of information," said Ben Markens, president of PPC. "From their questions and positive feedback, it is clear that participants will return home with a newfound grasp on the technical side of the industry."
The Folding Carton Boot Camp is ideal for anyone new to carton construction (even if not new to the industry) as well as non-plant personnel with limited experience outside a single plant operation. The next Boot Camp is scheduled for November 12-13, 2013 and both PPC members and non-members are welcome to attend.