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Training Course on Product Variability

Course Instructor(s): Dr. Bill Fonteno

Date: Self-led course, complete within 90 days of purchase.

Time: 38 Minutes

Location: Online/Self Study

Course Cost: MSC Member Companies: $99.00 / Non-member $199

Prerequisites: None

Completion Certificate: Yes; On-line Test


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Online Course Description:

This course is designed to help industry managers understand the challenge of packaging variability caused by pore spaces in horticultural mulches, product oils and resins effects, settling and compaction issues and other characteristics affecting product fill for packaged mulch materials.

Topics include:

  • Causes of Product Variability
  • Product Characteristics
  • Causes of Package Variations
  • Pore Space Characteristics
  • Machine Characteristics
  • Setting Target Fill
  • Avoiding MAVs
  • Quality Control Practices

Learning Objectives:

Course participants will be able to:

  • Determine and estimate package-to-package variations
  • Understand product characteristics that impact packaging
  • Determine the proper target fill for packages
  • Identify issues impacting bagging operations
  • Understand Quality Control practices