Course detail

Packaging of daily consumption products

FCH-MC_BPDSAcad. year: 2022/2023

Reasons for product packaging, technological, hygienic and consumer requirements for packaging, basic packaging materials - wood, fabrics, paper, glass, metals, natural, synthetic and modified polymers, combined packaging - properties, production and its applications for packaging of daily consumption products, general classification, legislative, barrier and technological requirements, migration of packaging components, principles and procedures of active packaging, ecological aspects of food packaging, eco-balance and recycling.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Gaining an overview of methods, procedures and packaging options for daily consumption products, gaining knowledge about packaging machines, environmental aspects, labeling and testing of packaging materials.


Sufficient knowledge from chemical engineering, organic and inorganic chemistry


Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course uses teaching methods in form of Lecture - 2 teaching hours per week. The e-learning system (LMS Moodle) is available to teachers and students.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Course ends with written examination and its answer report is talked over during an oral examination with complementing questions. Minimum of 50 points from total of 100 is required to pass the exam

Course curriculum

1. introduction to the issue of packaging products of daily consumption
2. requirements for packaging - manufacturer, seller, consumer
3. packaging of wood and paper
4. glass containers
5. metal packaging
6. plastic packaging
7. bioplastic packaging, bio-based packaging
8. protective function of the packaging
9. migration of substances from packaging
10. ecological aspects of packaging
11. packaging machines
12. practical part (excursion)
13. practical part (excursion)

Work placements

Not applicable.


Mastering the procedures and techniques of packaging daily consumption products

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Lectures are not obligatory

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Dobiáš J., Votavová L., Vápenka L.: Balení potravin, VSCHT, 2019. ISBN:978-80-7592-052-2 (CS)
Kačeňák I.: Balenie Tovaru. Sprint dva, Bratislava 2011. (CS)
Diviš P: E-learningový kurz (CS)

Recommended reading

Kumar Sarkar D.: Packaging Technology and Engineering: Pharmaceutical, Medical and Food Applications. Wiley 2020. ISBN: 978-1-119-21391-8 (EN)


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme NPCP_CHPL Master's, 2. year of study, winter semester, compulsory-optional
  • Programme NKCP_CHPL Master's, 2. year of study, winter semester, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Guided consultation in combined form of studies

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer