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According to The Institute of Packaging Professionals, one can achieve the Certified Packaging Professional (CPP) designation through demonstrating significant industry expertise and experience, measured through the CPP exams.

CPP ExamFOCUS Study Notes & Review Questions

 

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Everything you need to pass the CPP exam!

The CPP multiple choice exam has a coverage which is highly extensive - in fact so extensive that I wouldn't recommend taking the exam until you are fully drilled on the relevant topics. You know what, I personally think Soroka's book is excellent - it covers all the essential information that you need to know to tackle most exam topics, plus many more practical information for on the job use outside of the exam, all included in a 500+ page text book.

Many CPP candidates are experienced professional who have been in the field of packaging for years, that they know most of the practical how-tos, and all they need is to learn the principles, concepts and science that are behind the practical techniques. 500+ pages worth of information is quite overwhelming for these busy professionals. Some tried to have their focus on the review questions for each chapter, and as a result they found themselves missing quite many items that were in fact not covered by the chapter review questions.  

Quite many CPP candidates have mistakenly believed that the CPP MC based exam is going to give questions that are word for word copies from the Soroka's book. This is not true. The exam makes use of contents provided in Soroka's book for determining what is a correct answer and what is not. The exam does not copy and paste text from Soroka's book for forming exam questions.

ExamFOCUS Study Notes build a solid focus while revisiting key examination topics. Whether you are just starting to study, cramming at the last minute, or simply looking to refresh, this could prove to be a lifesaver!

To succeed in the exam you need to get yourself truly familiar with the most important information by going through sufficiently focused revision. This is where we fill the gap - you may think of our product as the unofficial supplement to Soroka's book*, or you may view it as a standalone module with a focus on building up your exam readiness.

For effective exam preparation you need to plan your study into a 3-stage process. At the first stage you review the official Soroka text. Give yourself one to two months to go through the text chapter by chapter. Then, at the second stage you go through the chapter review questions. Finally, at the third stage you use our ExamFOCUS study notes to drill on the key topics for the best possible knowledge coverage  prior to taking the exam.

As an effective learning aid implemented in the format of study notes, the ExamFOCUS CPP Study Notes package is designed to present information in an easy-to-understand, conversational format. Notes are well-written, technically accurate and completely representative of the key information covered by the exam domains. Below is a list of topics that are covered:

DEFINE PACKAGING
PACKAGING FUNCTIONS
PACKAGING AND WASTE MANAGEMENT
THE PACKAGING INDUSTRY
FOOD PRESERVATION
PACKAGE DESIGN, COLORING AND DECORATION
PAPER, PAPERBOARD AND CARTON
METAL CAN PACKAGING
GLASS CONTAINER
PLASTIC AND POLYMER
PLASTIC PACKAGING, PRODUCTION & APPLICATION
CLOSURE DESIGN
 
ADHESIVES
LAMINATE
PACKAGING WITH ALUMINUM
PACKAGING WITH WOOD
PACKAGING WITH CORRUGATED BOARD
PACKAGING WITH PAPERBOARDS
PACKAGING WITH CARDBOARDS
PHARMACEUTICAL PACKAGING
OTHER PACKAGING APPLICATIONS
DISTRIBUTION PACKAGING
SHOCK, VIBRATION AND COMPRESSION ALONG THE DISTRIBUTION PROCESS
PACKAGING EQUIPMENTS
PACKAGE DEVELOPMENT

PLUS 125 Review questions to test your exam readiness!

 


Download the Table of Contents (PDF) HERE.
 

SAMPLE TEXT on food preservation

Irradiation of food deals with the exposure of food to ionizing radiation such as high-energy electrons / X-rays from accelerators, and gamma rays (Cobalt 60). It is often called 'cold pasteurization' as it serves the function of pasteurization but the food product is not heated. Generally speaking, irradiated food would not become radioactive. Some do argue that irradiation is bad since it causes uncertain chemical changes in the food.

Refrigerated foods have their shelf life affected mostly by their microbiological status. There are pros and cons associating with the existence of Microorganisms. Microorganisms are used in brewing, winemaking, baking, pickling and other food-making processes. They are also used for controlling the fermentation process in the production of cultured dairy products such as yogurt and cheese. At the same time, Microorganisms are the cause of many infectious diseases. And since there are no factors where all microorganisms would grow or cease to grow (with the major regulating factors being temperature, humidity, moisture ad nutrient source), therefore several different methods are often needed.

ERH (Equilibrium relative humidity) refers to the relative humidity of the atmosphere with which the substance under consideration is in equilibrium. ERH value is often expressed as Aw. The ERH of a food product may be defined as that relative humidity of the air surrounding the food at which the product neither gains nor loses its natural moisture. At a relative humidity above the ERH, the food product will gain moisture. At a humidity below that level, it will lose moisture.

ERH is a valuable tool for food product packaging development as it serves as an indicator of what chemical reactions may occur during distribution. Through it you can tell how much packaging protection should be necessary for sustaining the required shelf life.

It is important to realize that different foods have different characteristics. They have different desired ERH. The challenge is to develop packaging which can control moisture loss and at the same time disallow the building up of humidity that is too high for the food in question.

MAP (Modified atmosphere packaging) refers to the common technical definition which describes the process of modifying the composition of the internal atmosphere of a food package. Such process attempts to lower the amount of oxygen (from 20% to 0%) in order to slow down the speed of oxidation reactions, through introducing a non-air gas mixture into the package. Nitrogen is often being used as a filler gas for displacing oxygen inside the package.

The natural respiration need of fruit and vegetables may require special attention. Along the respiration process oxygen is automatically consumed.
 

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ExamFOCUS CPP Packaging Professional 2011
Study Notes (& Practice Review Questions)

USD$49

ISBN/EAN13: 145154538X / 9781451545388
Page Count: 116, PLUS 125 review questions in electronic format
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 8" x 10"
Language: English
Color: Black and White


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