07 June (German language) in Leipzig, Germany · An introduction to the production, application and testing of plastics in the packaging sector · Register now

Packaging Technology – German language only

The HTWK Leipzig is one of the leading Universities of Applied Sciences and is establishing itself as an important part of the European university landscape. The iP³ Leipzig is one of Germany’s leading institutes in printing and packaging technology. With a lot of experience in packaging technology and a focus on sustainability and packaging, it offers ideal conditions for further education and is an important partner for companies and organizations in this field.

The workshop provides a comprehensive overview of the production, application and testing of plastics in the packaging sector. It places particular emphasis on understanding the relationships between the chemical structure, use and limitations of plastics for flexible packaging.

Important steps in the manufacture of packaging are highlighted as well as the most important aspects regarding the barrier properties of different types of plastics. The theoretical concepts will be supported by practical exercises in testing packaging materials in this workshop.

The number of participants is limited to 10 per course. This allows each participant to actively participate in each production step, which provides a better understanding of the entire process.

General Information


HTWK Leipzig / iP3 Leipzig
Gustav-Freitag-Straße 42
04277 Leipzig

1 day, with overnight

Target group
All employees in the packaging industry with an interest in flexible packaging technology

Participation Fees

ERA Non-Members: € 900,– (+VAT.)
ERA Members: € 700,– (+VAT.)

The workshop participation fees are per person. Fees include workshop participation, documentation, hotel accommo­dation for 1 night, day catering.


Tuesday, 06 June 2023

› Arrival of the participants at the hotel

Wednesday, 07 June 2023

09:00 › Welcome & Introduction at HTWK Leipzig
09:15 › Plastics – Production & Properties

10:45 › Coffee break

11:00 › Foil production

12:30 › Lunch break & Institute Tour

13:30 › Welding / Sealing / Thermoforming
14:30 › Basics Migration & Barrier Properties

15:30 › Coffee break

15:45 › Practical packaging material testing

17:30 › Round Up & end of workshop


Closing date for registrations is 05 May 2023. The number of participants is limited to 10.


Cancellations must be submitted in writing by 05 May 2023. In case of absence or late cancellation, the complete participation fee is to be paid. After this date, the registration fee is transferable but not refundable. ERA reserves the right to cancel, defer or modify the event proceedings without prior notice.

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