Packaging Technology

Packaging Technology

Fundamentals, Materials and Processes

1st Edition - October 29, 2012

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  • Editor: Anne Emblem
  • eBook ISBN: 9780857095701
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9781845696658

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Packaging is a complex and wide-ranging subject. Comprehensive in scope and authoritative in its coverage, Packaging technology provides the ideal introduction and reference for both students and experienced packaging professionals.Part one provides a context for the book, discussing fundamental issues relating to packaging such as its role in society and its diverse functions, the packaging supply chain and legislative, environmental and marketing issues. Part two reviews the principal packaging materials such as glass, metal, plastics, paper and paper board. It also discusses closures, adhesives and labels. The final part of the book discusses packaging processes, from design and printing to packaging machinery and line operations, as well as hazard and risk management in packaging.With its distinguished editors and expert contributors, Packaging technology is a standard text for the packaging industry. The book is designed both to meet the needs of those studying for the Diploma in Packaging Technology and to act as a comprehensive reference for packaging professionals.

Key Features

  • Provides the ideal introduction and reference for both students and experienced packaging professionals
  • Examines fundamental issues relating to packaging, such as its role in society, its diverse functions, the packaging supply chain and legislative, environmental and marketing issues
  • Reviews the principal packaging materials such as glass, metal, plastics, paper and paper board

Readership

Packaging professionals; Students seeking certification; On-the-job reference

Table of Contents

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    Note about the editors

    Preface

    Part I: Packaging fundamentals

    Chapter 1: Packaging and society

    Chapter 2: The packaging supply chain

    Chapter 3: Packaging functions

    Chapter 4: Packaging legislation

    Chapter 5: Packaging and environmental sustainability

    Chapter 6: Packaging and marketing

    Part II: Packaging materials and components

    Chapter 7: Glass packaging

    Chapter 8: Rigid metal packaging

    Chapter 9: Aluminium foil packaging

    Chapter 10: Paper and paperboard packaging

    Chapter 11: Corrugated board packaging

    Chapter 12: Basics of polymer chemistry for packaging materials

    Chapter 13: Plastics properties for packaging materials

    Chapter 14: Plastics manufacturing processes for packaging materials

    Chapter 15: Packaging closures

    Chapter 16: Adhesives for packaging

    Chapter 17: Labels for packaging

    Part III: Packaging processes

    Chapter 18: Packaging design and development

    Chapter 19: Printing for packaging

    Chapter 20: Packaging machinery and line operations

    Chapter 21: Hazard and risk management in packaging

    Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 600
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2012
  • Published: October 29, 2012
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780857095701
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9781845696658

About the Editor

Anne Emblem

Anne Emblem has over 30 years' active experience across the packaging industry, covering packaging manufacturers (Alcan, British Aluminium, National Adhesives, W. R. Grace, Morplan), packer/fillers (Merck, Sharp and Dohme Pharmaceuticals, Avon Cosmetics, British Sugar) and the high street retailer Marks and Spencer. Her experience lies in technical, commercial and environmental aspects of packaging, as well as compliance with legislation and safety. She is a Fellow of the former Institute of Packaging, now part of the UK Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3), and Chartered Scientists.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of the Arts London

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