Description

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

Contributor contact details

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

Details

No. of pages:
600
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
Electronic ISBN:
9780857095701
Print ISBN:
9781845696658
Print ISBN:
9780081013458

About the editors

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.

Henry Emblem

Henry 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. His experience lies in technical, commercial and environmental aspects of packaging, as well as compliance with legislation and safety. He is a Fellow of the former Institute of Packaging, now part of the UK Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3), and Chartered Scientists. Henry is also a Chartered Environmentalist, and works as a consultant in the field of packaging and the environment. Anne is a Senior Lecturer in Cosmetic Science at the London College of Fashion.