Packaging students supported by Crown

Students at a US University who are studying packaging science will benefit from contributions worth $400,000 that will be donated over five years by Crown Holdings.

The can maker has become the first corporate ‘partner in packaging,’ a new initiative of the packaging science program at Clemson University.

Crown will donate a gift of cash for use as unrestricted program funds, and gifts-in-kind of metal packaging fabrication equipment, faculty travel and regular participation of company personnel in the educational mission of the packaging science program.

A commitment to helping students learn about metal packaging is at the heart of the partnership. The laboratory equipment Crown provides will give students hands on experience with can manufacturing, testing, and the production of physical prototypes for research purposes. To further support knowledge transfer, Crown will send key personnel to Clemson every semester to lecture and mentor students on metal packaging innovations.

“Partnering with Clemson on this initiative is a great opportunity to expose students to the innovation associated with metal packaging and attract students to this dynamic profession,” states Dan Abramowicz, Crown’s EVP, technology and regulatory affairs. “We’re excited to engage with the high calibre students at Clemson and share our knowledge about the growing global metal packaging industry.”

The Partners in Packaging program was established to encourage companies to enhance the education and research missions of Clemson’s packaging science program in their specific areas of expertise.

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