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Packaging Technology: Fundamentals, Materials and Processes (Woodhead Publishing in Materials)

Anne Emblem

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Packaging technology: Fundamentals, materials and processes provides a comprehensive introduction to packaging. The book thoroughly reviews the basics and more advanced concepts in packaging technology. It is based on the degree level Diploma in Packaging Technology course promoted by IOP: The Packaging Society. Editor(s): Emblem, Anne; Emblem, Henry. Num Pages: 600 pages, Illustrations. BIC Classification: TDJP; TDPP. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly. Dimension: 246 x 177 x 36. Weight in Grams: 1194. . 2012. 1st Edition. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781845696658

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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.

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.

Contents: Part 1 Packaging fundamentals: Packaging and society; The packaging supply chain; Packaging functions; Packaging legislation; Packaging and environmental sustainability; Packaging and marketing. Part 2 Packaging materials and components: Glass packaging; Rigid metal packaging; Aluminium foil packaging; Paper and paper board packaging; Corrugated board packaging; Basics of polymer chemistry for packaging materials; Plastics properties for packaging materials; Plastics manufacturing processes for packaging materials; Packaging closures; Adhesives for packaging; Labels for packaging. Part 3 Packaging processes: Packaging design and development; Printing for packaging; Packaging machinery and line operations; Hazard and risk management in packaging.

About the Author: Anne and Henry Emblem each have 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. Their experience lies in technical, commercial and environmental aspects of packaging, as well as compliance with legislation and safety. They are both Fellows 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.

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