Event Details

  • Ahead of the Pack - Scion's Packaging Workshop

    July 7, 2016 - 9:15am to 4:00pm

    Sala Street, Rotorua

    The Ahead of the Pack Workshop will increase your awareness of how use packaging to your advantage and develop its value.
    The topics covered will include global trends in packaging design, material development and advanced packaging technologies. It will also include interactive demonstrations of packaging manufacturing processes and provide inspirational ideas how to develop new innovations using these processes. Methods to validate new materials on bench and pilot scales will also be presented.
    Please Note: As this workshop is part of the programme of workshops for the NZIFST conference, registration should go through the conference website http://www.nzifst.org.nz/conf_registration.asp. Also note that you are able to attend this workshop without attending any other workshops or the conference.

    Program
    9.15 - 9.30 Opening address
    9.30 - 10.00 Advances in bioplastic developments for packaging
    10.00 - 10.20 Morning tea
    10.20 -10.50 Innovative new fibre-based packaging solutions
    10.50 - 15.00 Interactive tour of Scion research program and facilities.
    The tour will showcase our world class facilities and demonstrate their application using examples from our research program. Some sessions will involve practical demonstrations; others will present key facts. A complete list of topics will be shared shortly.
    Lunch will be served from 12.30 - 13.00.
    15.00 - 15.15 Afternoon tea
    15.15 - 15.45 Global trends in packaging
    15.45 - 16.00 Closing remarks