How do you know you’re a packaging engineer?

By Lisa McTigue Pierce in Packaging Education and Training on January 08, 2018

Being a packaging engineer means you’re in a club, of sorts. Members definitely have their own language, peppered with acronyms and idioms, as well as distinct character traits. What are some idiosyncrasies you’ve seen in packaging engineers?

Tell us how you would finish this sentence: “You know you’re a packaging engineer if…”

My colleagues and I thought of a couple already:

Daphne Allen, executive editor of Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News: “…you do impromptu burst tests in the grocery store.”

Rick Lingle, senior technical editor of Packaging Digest: “…you cringe every time someone says ‘cardboard box’ when it’s really a corrugated box.”

Me: “…you can properly pronounce organoleptics and polyethylene terephthalate.”

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