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PK 432 — Materials, Technologies, and Production in Sustainable Packaging Design

2.5 credits; 2 lecture and 1 lab hours

Students study and assess current and emerging materials from a sustainability perspective, and review the positive and negative properties of plastics, paperboard and other fibers, metal, glass, and hybrids. They analyze consumer perceptions of various materials, and study manufacturing technologies and the evaluation of printing, production, and finishing processes.