14MIMA4 - Contemporary packing materials

Course specification
Course titleContemporary packing materials
Study programmeMaterial Engineering
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    ConditionnoneОблик условљености
    The goalPrinciples of sustainable growth applied to packing could be reflected as: The optimization of packaging to minimize its environmental impact achieving the minimum weight and volume to adequately protect the product; The responsible use of heavy metals and other hazardous substances; Reuse – defined as being refilled or used for the same purpose for which it was conceived. Requirements for packaging to be classified as recoverable in the form of material recycling; Requirements for packaging to be classified as recoverable in the form of energy recovery; Requirements for packaging that is suitable for organic recycling. ; Principles of smart packing ask for simplicity in design of packing, use of proven and advanced materials, and care about recycling in design phase, care for transport requirements during design and obtaining more security for consumers using smarter packing materials. ;
    The outcomeThe students will be enabled to design the smart packing system and to organize the production using advanced techniques of materials production and design. The sustainability of the concept will be integrated using the case studies, the written and oral reports using information obtained using the material given during lectures and using the proposed literature.
    Contents of lecturesLectures ; Main classes of materials used in smart packing are: paper and cardboard, glass, metal (specially steel and aluminum), polymers. ; The smart packing course could be organized using the following topics: ; 1. Background ; 2. Smartness in Packaging ; 3. Smart Packaging and Activated Packaging. How Activated Packaging Systems Work and How Intelligent Packaging Works? ; 4. Factors That Will Aid the Growth of Intelligent Packaging, Quality Assurance Using Intelligent Labels. Intelligent Packaging for Fresh Fruit and Vegetables ; 5. Self-Heating and Self-Chilling Packaging ; 6. Thermochromic Labelling ; 7. Smart Packaging Concepts for Pharmaceuticals ; 8. Intelligent Tamper-Proof Packaging ; 9. Easier to Open Packaging ; 10. Possible Concerns over Intelligent Packaging ; 11. What Areas will Benefit from Intelligent Packaging First? ; 12. The Future for Packaging ; 13. Lessons in Packaging Learned from Nature ;
    Contents of exercisesSminar concerning contemporary packing materials and oral presentation of results.
    1. Radmila Jancic Heinemann, lecture notes 2013, TMF Belgrade
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
    Methods of teachingThe course consists of lectures, calculation sessions and laboratory exercises.
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
    Activites during lecturesTest paper
    Practical lessonsOral examination60