Glossary

Glossary

 

This section is still in progress. Here are some initial items:

 

- Materials: Abbreviations, properties and applications in packaging are described in the "Materials" section.

 

- Manufacturing processes: All processes and their applications are described in the "Processes" section.

 

- Graphics: All the graphic techniques used are described in the "Graphics" section.

 

- The packaging types used in each customer sector of plastic and flexible packaging are listed in the "User sectors" section and its sub-sections (Food Industry, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Health, Industry & Retailing, etc.).

 

 

Some packaging definitions:

 

Drum: Packaging with capacity of 2-20 litres, a handle and an opening.

 

Container: Packaging with capacity of 500-1,200 litres, mounted on a wooden, metal or plastic pallet.

 

Barrel: Packaging with two openings, usually 2'' and 3/4'' or two 2'' openings.

 

Barrel with handling ring: Packaging with a protruding edge and an appropriate shape for handing with an automatic clamping system. Ring drums usually have capacity of at least 120L.

 

Total opening drum: Packaging of which the upper half is fitted with a lid that is almost identical to its diameter.

 

IBC: Intermediate Bulk Container.

 

Jerrycan: Rectangular packaging with an opening.

 

Bucket: Total opening, injected, trunk-shaped packaging with a lid and a ring handle.

(to be continued)