Effective Packaging Training - Forthcoming Training Events

Dates, where not listed, to be confirmed.

All of these courses can be run as bespoke/tailored events at your own premises……

anywhere in the world

- please contact us for more information.

Barcoding & Mass Serialisation – 14th October 2014

Barcoding, traditionally a means of stock control, is evolving and increasingly being used in more
imaginative ways in areas such as marketing and anti-counterfeiting! To help keep you up-to-date with these innovations, Design Cognition are proud to announce that we have now partnered with the world leading barcode verification solution provider Axicon. This one day course will provide a really practical hands-on view of a wide range of barcodes and their applications. It will include hands-on demonstrations of the verification equipment in use and your chance to use it yourselves. We will cover EAN, 2D Data matrix, QR codes, Aztec codes and others. So whether you just need to understand the basics, or are looking for other insights into this exciting and evolving area of technology and ideas on how you can use them in the wider business context, this course is for you! For more information click HERE

Injection Moulding and Tooling – 23rd October 2014

This one day course will provide delegates with a basic grounding in the processing of thermoplastics and elastomers by injection moulding methods including multi-shot moulding. In addition the course will look at the key components that make up the injection moulding tool, including various gate designs and hot runner configurations. Whether you know nothing, have a basic understanding or are familiar with this area, this course will provide you with useful knowledge and insights from leading tooling experts who have worked in the industry for over 25 years. For more information click HERE

An Introduction to Pharmaceutical Packaging – 6th November 2014

A one day introductory course. Pharmaceutical packaging is a very specialised area with its own unique issues and problems. This one day course will provide delegates with a good basic grounding and appreciation of what is required for the packaging of pharmaceutical and healthcare products. Whether you know nothing, have a basic understanding or are familiar with the area, this course will provide you with useful knowledge and insights from experts who have each worked in the industry for over 25 years.

For more information click HERE

An Introduction to Interactive Packaging – 2nd December 2014

A one day introductory course. Interactive packaging is a very exciting and rapidly moving area that, through smartphone evolution in particular, is enabling interaction with consumers, providing direct feedback and helping to build brand loyalty. This ‘hands-on’ one day course will provide delegates with a good basic grounding and appreciation of what technologies are available, their pros and cons, how they could work in combination, how they might develop in future and help you decide which may or not be appropriate for your particular products, whether that be food, toiletries or pharmaceuticals. Bring your packs along!

Whether you know nothing or have a basic understanding, this course will provide you with useful knowledge and insights from experts who have worked in the industry for over 25 years.

For more information click HERE

Anti-Counterfeiting – Packaging Trends & Technologies – 15th January 2015

Counterfeiting of products and packaging is a multi-£billion business which is growing at an alarming rate. Everything from branded CD’s and handbags, through to pharmaceutical products are affected. The latter results in many thousands of deaths every year. But what can we do about it? Well there are many ways to tackle this but a strategic approach is required to stay ‘one step ahead’ of the counterfeiters. This course will help you identify the issues, look at emerging packaging trends and technologies, including all sorts of overt (visible) solutions such as holograms and covert (hidden) solutions including various printing and coating technologies and then help you develop a strategy to move forwards. more information click HERE

Plastic Materials in Packaging – February 2015

This one day introductory course is intended to give delegates a greater appreciation and understanding of what to consider when working with plastic components – whether product or packaging. It will provide delegates with detailed information on the properties of thermoplastics commonly used within the packaging sector with particular focus on PE, PET, PS and PP. It will also cover types of polymer additives available to aid processing and improve barrier properties and shelf life and finally environmental aspects including bio-plastics and plant-based plastics. more information to follow

Packaging Sustainability & the Environment – March 2015

The environmental impact of packaging is a growing concern in all circles. However it is a complex area which is is further complicated by lack of understanding, misinformation and different ways of collating and measuring data. This one day course will provide an overview of the issues, where packaging fits in the overall waste stream, different ways to measure and tools available (including Life Cycle Analysis & Carbon Foot-printing), the pros & cons of each and some practical ways to implement in your own business. It will also look at emerging packaging trends and technologies, including light-weighting, plant-based plastics and coating technologies. more information to follow

Branded Packaging That Delivers

Is YOUR packaging an effective marketing tool?
In these hard economic times you need to make the most of every marketing resource available to you. To be effective and gain stand-out, packaging needs to engage on a number of different levels. Did you know that a consumer is 10% more likely to purchase a product if they’ve handled it first? The more a consumer engages and interacts with a pack, the greater the scope for brand loyalty. more information to follow

Blister Packaging – an in-depth appraisal

Blister packaging emerged in the 1960’s to aid patient compliance and grew exponentially in the 1980s to cater for Original Pack Dispensing and to reduce tampering, contamination & dispensing errors. It is now the common pack of choice for solid dose oral medicines in Europe. But there are a wide variety of types, materials, performance characteristics and related price points. This course will help you identify the choices, properties and issues of each, how you can get better performance out of your existing blister materials and the affect of tooling choice on that. It will also provide an overview of tools and techniques to help your design the ‘perfect blister’.

Bring YOUR OWN PACKS and issues along for a FREE AUDIT & interactive advice session. more information to follow

Regulatory Aspects of Packaging – (incorporating Medical Devices)

Pharmaceutical packaging is a very specialised area with its own unique issues and problems. This practical one day introductory workshop will provide delegates with essential information and an appreciation of the information requirements for the successful compilation of the packaging elements of Marketing Authorisation (MA)/ Product Licence (PL) applications. The course is delivered by experts who each have over 25 years experience in Regulatory Affairs and pharmaceutical product and packaging development. more information to follow

Innovation, Creativity & Breakthrough Thinking

Innovation has become a ‘throwaway’ line these days, over-hyped and overused. But what does it really mean? How can it provide Competitive Advantage? What different types of innovation are there? In a practical way how can we be innovative in our day-to-day roles and translate that into packaging design and development that delivers? This practical one day workshop will provide some fantastic insights on creativity from some of the world’s leading innovators and tools that you will be able to take away and use on a daily basis to improve creativity, focus your thinking, improve productivity and get results. more information to follow

Medical Devices – an introduction

This course will provide delegates with an understanding of the requirements for CE marking, including:

Where the requirements come from, How to identify them, How to apply them, Deliver a common understanding between all parts of the company about CE marking and product safety and Help management understand the issues and opportunities which CE marking presents. Topics covered will include: Legislative background, Responsibilities, CE marking process, Standards, Technical documentation, Declaration of Conformity and Resources. more information to follow

Introduction to Packaging – For Non-Packaging Professionals

Are you new to packaging or working on the edge of the packaging arena and you’d like to know more about the basics of packaging? But can’t afford huge amounts of time away from the office to attend a full in-depth course? If so then this course may be for you. It will give you a broad overview in a condensed format that will help you gain a better appreciation of all of the relevant issues to enable you to do your job better. more information to follow

Other Courses

Following on from the above, we have put together a range of courses, from areas as diverse as creative and technical disciplines and from processes ranging from artwork generation to cost-optimisation.

Some of our other topics include:

  • Braille
  • Tamper Evidence and Anti-counterfeiting
  • Child Resistance
  • Readability
  • Patient Compliance
  • Commercial/trade Requirements
  • Artwork Generation and Control
  • Cost Saving & Rationalisation &
  • Food Packaging.

Further information and dates will follow on this page and we are continually adding to these events, so please pop back often to review additions, or ask to join our training mailing list by following this link to register your details or call +44 (0)115 846 1914.

To register your interest for future events please follow this link Register Your Interest Here