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Packaging

ISBN: 9781853393341
Case studies from around the world examine the introduction of improved packaging technology, and there are useful lists of manufacturers and organizations which can help small businesses.

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  • Synopsis
    Packaging can perform three functions: it acts as a container; it helps to protect against damage and spoilage; and it can communicate information about the contents. Packaging discusses these functions in detail and looks at traditional and mechanized packaging systems for use by small-scale producers. Case studies from around the world examine the introduction of improved packaging technology, and there are useful lists of manufacturers and organizations which can help small businesses.
  • Table of Contents
    ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS vi
    PREFACE 1
    INTRODUCTION 2
    1 The importance of packaging 3
    Principles of packaging 4
    Health and safety 6
    Types of packaging materials 7
    Constraints to adequate packaging 7
    Packaged food classification 8
    Socio-economic considerations 9
    2 Traditional food packaging systems 12
    Plant materials 12
    Animal-based containers 16
    Earthenware 16
    Wood 16
    3 New packaging materials and techniques 18
    Paper packaging 18
    Metal containers 21
    Glass containers 23
    Caps and closures 24
    Plastics 27
    Summary 31
    4 Case studies 33
    Packaging kitul treacle, Sri Lanka 33
    Yoghurt packaging, Sri Lanka 34
    Packaging of tea, Peru 34
    Cashew nut packaging, Honduras 35
    Fruit juice and jam packaging, Ghana 36
    Appendix 38
    Alternative trading organizations 38
    Packaging research institutes 39
    Other useful addresses 41
    BIBLIOGRAPHY 42
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    Number of Pages 48
    Format Paperback / softback