Getting to wraps with packaging

Third year design students from Bath University got to wraps with some packaging machinery at the annual Processing & Packaging Machinery Association Machinery Only exhibition in Manchester last month. The students were guests of the PPMA and will be completing a number of PPMA-sponsored packaging machinery design projects over the next few months. At the exhibition they were given a first hand introduction to packaging equipment and a series of presentations on the industry. Next academic year 1999-2000, third year students on Bath’s MEng course in design engineering will be offered a new packaging machinery design module covering relevant machinery legislation such as the EC’s Machinery Directive.