Links and References

www.spaceageplastic.com - Space Age Plastic Industries

www.mahalaxmipackers.in - Maha Laxmi Packers And Stationers

www.scoyapharmatech.in - Scoya Pharmatech

www.dupont.com - Dupont Corp. synthetic raw materials, USA

www.nampak.com - Nampak - South Africa

www.ulmapackaging.com - ULMA Packaging Ltda

www.egemambalaj.com.tr - Egem Ambalaj, Cigarette Packaging

www.vogel-noot.com - Silgan Metal Packaging Enem, Algeria

www.chun-hing.com - Chun Hing Plastic Packaging Mfy. Ltd, China

www.thaipet.co.th - THAI PET INDUSTRIAL COMPANY

www.berlina.co.id - PT Berlina Lamipak, Indonesia

www.napcogroup.com - Napco Packaging

www.lukoil.com - Lukoil Synthetics, Russia

www.bansgroup.in - Bans Aerosol Pvt. Ltd. - Bans Group

www.Mondi.com - Paper supplier, with merchants all over Europe

www.kartonsan.com.tr - Top packaging cardboard supplier

www.totrepackaging.com - Totre Packaging Plastics

www.polinas.com.tr/nuroll/ - Supplier of plastic materials

www.mm-karton.com - Cardboard supplier, Austria and Germany

www.igepagroup.com - Custom papers and speciality materials

www.ishida.com - Ishida, Japan - Weighing and Packaging Inspection

www.hanoiplasticbag.com - Hanoi Plastic - Vietnam

www.jeluplast.com - JELU-WERK Germany

www.nefab.com - NefabPackaging Solutions

www.vippackaging.com.au - VIP Packaging, Australia

www.wirenettingproduct.com - Ashok Hardware

www.exxonmobilchemical.com - EXXON Mobil Polymers, USA

www.eurofilm.gr - Eurofilm Packaging Film and Granules

www.portucelsoporcel.com - Offset papers

www.smurfitkappa.com - Solid board

www.upm-kymmene.com - Packaging Papers, Finland

www.sidaplax.com - Granules and Plastic films

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Packaging and Labelling Terms

Packaging is the technology of enclosing or protecting products for distribution, storage, sale, and use. Packaging also refers to the process of design, evaluation, and production of packages. Packaging can be described as a coordinated system of preparing goods for transport, warehousing, logistics, sale, and end use. Packaging contains, protects, preserves, transports, informs, and sells. In many countries it is fully integrated into government, business, institutional, industrial, and personal use. Package labelling is often associated with package production and is defined as any written, electronic, or graphic communication on the package or on a separate but associated label.

Packaging Objectives and Benefits:

- Physical protection – The objects enclosed in the package may require protection from, among other things, mechanical shock, vibration, electrostatic discharge, compression, temperature.

- Barrier protection – A barrier from oxygen, water vapor, dust, etc., is often required. Permeation is a critical factor in design. Some packages contain desiccants or oxygen absorbers to help extend shelf life. Keeping the contents clean, fresh, sterile and safe for the intended shelf life is a primary function. A barrier is also implemented in cases where segregation of two materials, prior to end use is required, as in case of special paints, glues, medical fluids etc.

- Containment or agglomeration – Small objects are typically grouped together in one package for reasons of efficiency. For example, a single box of 1000 pencils requires less physical handling than 1000 single pencils. Liquids, powders, and granular materials need containment.

- Information transmission – Packages and labels communicate how to use, transport, recycle, or dispose of the package or product. With pharmaceuticals, food, medical, and chemical products, some types of information are required by governments. Some packages and labels also are used for track and trace purposes. Most items include their serial and lot numbers on the packaging, and in the case of food products, medicine, and some chemicals the packaging often contains an expiry/best-before date, usually in a shorthand form. Packages may indicate their material with a symbol.

- Marketing – The packaging and labels can be used by marketers to encourage potential buyers to purchase the product. Package graphic design and physical design have been important and constantly evolving phenomenon for several decades. Marketing communications and graphic design are applied to the surface of the package and (in many cases) the point of sale display. Most packaging is designed to reflect the brand's message and identity.

- Security – Packaging can play an important role in reducing the security risks of shipment. Packages can be made with improved tamper resistance to deter tampering and also can have tamper-evident features to help indicate tampering.

- Convenience – Packages can have features that add convenience in distribution, handling, stacking, display, sale, opening, reclosing, use, dispensing, reuse, recycling, and ease of disposal

- Portion control – Single serving or single dosage packaging has a precise amount of contents to control usage. Bulk commodities (such as salt) can be divided into packages that are a more suitable size for individual households.