Selecting materials, trouble-shooting packaging challenges, and optimizing performance require a thorough understanding of materials, testing, and the associated manufacturing processes. PAXXUS University forums blend thought-provoking technical forums with hands-on activities to create a lasting learning experience. Led by engaging technical experts with a wealth of experience and knowledge, PAXXUS University provides a unique opportunity to get your questions answered. Programs can be tailored to meet your particular needs and interests.

Technical Forum Topics

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Overview of Plastics

A high-level overview of plastics and discusses some basic material properties.

30 minutes

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Plastic Processing and Converting

Introduces the processes used to make monolayer and coextruded films, as well as lamination and coating processes.

30-40 minutes

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Requirements for Package Design

Walk through the main design input considerations in flexible package design, such as barrier, optical, and sterilization requirements.

30 minutes

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Material Selection in Flexible Packaging

Describes material options for typical layers in a flexible packaging structure, including skin, bulk, sealant, and barrier.

75-90 minutes

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Design Validation

Basic considerations for conducting IQ/OQ/PQ validations for medical device pouches.

30 minute

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Accelerated Aging and Climatic Stressing

An overview of relevant ASTM guidance documents related to selection of appropriate aging conditions.

20-30 minutes

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Medical Packaging Sterilization

Sterilization methods commonly used in medical device flexible packaging.

45-60 minutes

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Package Integrity Testing

A review of common package integrity tests, and references the relevant ASTM test methods.

30 minutes

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Package Production (FFS, Flow Wrappers, Pouching)

Common package and pouch formation machinery, such as thermoforming and form-fill-seal.

30 minutes

Technical Forums

We are very proud to present our series of technical forums that will assist in developing your knowledge of the complexities of engineered flexible materials and associated processes.

We have a long history of developing and manufacturing many of the medical packaging industry’s technical breakthroughs in flexible packaging. Based on these experiences and the combined knowledge of our multi-award winning technical staff, each forum is uniquely designed to present the information you will need to know about each of the specific topics.

PAXXUS offers half-day and full-day training seminars, at either your facility or ours. These programs are designed to provide a high-level overview of various topics of interest to packaging, product development, manufacturing engineers, and others associated with the procurement or deployment of flexible packaging materials. Mix and match the segments below or request a fully custom program.

We love hosting programs at our facilities to provide a tour of our manufacturing and laboratory equipment for a totally hands-on experience. We can also bring the technical forums to your facility. Whichever approach you choose, the discussions are designed to be engaging, interesting, and create a lasting learning experience.