Leonard Little & Associates


Covering all aspects of paper and corrugated board manufacture from samples to specification through to production. This course is designed to up-skill existing or train new personnel working in the Corrugated Packaging Sector.

It focuses on everything from paper liners and fluting choices through the conversion processes, printing, box performance, sustainability and quality issues and checks.


One day face-to-face 09:00-17:30 (In-house company session* – 10 people max)


Two online half day sessions e.g. 09:00-13:00 (Company bookings or shared training)

Who should attend:

Personnel in Sales, CSR, Quality, Procurement, Operations, Design, NPD and Commercial Departments will all benefit from the course.

Session 1
Styles, Specs and Performance
Corrugate Supply Chain & Market Sectors
Packaging Fundamentals & The Functions of Packaging
The New Product Development process & sample approvals
Papermaking – Pulp types, Liners and Fluting
Board Manufacture (deckling, slit / chop)
Styles – FEFCO – RSC – D/C – SRP
Box Performance (BCT / ECT) and Specifications
Session 2
Conversion, Sustainability and Quality
Origination & Repro – forms & stereos
Slotting / RDC / FFG / Die cut / Joining options
Printing Flexo/LithoLam–plates–anilox–dot gain–colour
Sizing / Pricing / Digital Production
Sustainability and Performance
Finished Box Quality Checks

Learning Outcomes:

Student will come away with a really good appreciation of paper, board and box production. They will also have a keen understanding of box styles, allowances, specifications, technical performance factors and quality issues. Essentially, it will bring new or less experienced members of staff up to a higher level of understanding, helping them grow with the business.


Company Booking – Face-to-Face* or On-line – €1,500 per group booking (approx. 10 pax).

*Travel expenses are additional for face-to-face training. Please contact us for available training dates.
Sheet Plant Association Members 15% discount . All prices exclude VAT if applicable.

Payment due at booking and prior to the course. See T&C’s attached.

Leonard Little & Associates Ltd



+353 87 9086 123