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)