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Fundamentals of Packaging Technology
Fourth edition
by Walter Soroka

Fundamentals of Packaging Technology is one of the most important and comprehensive introductions to all phases of packaging technology in the English language.

  • Up-to-date and comprehensive introduction to packaging in the English language
  • Covers all major types of packaging as well as converting, printing, materials, labeling
  • Major changes and updates in the fourth edition including color illustrations, sustainability strategies, statistical process control, operational procedures, and packaging development and regulation guide
  • Essential for CPP certification and on-the-job reference

Written clearly and with many color illustrations, the book is a step-by-step explanation of packaging design, materials, and manufacturing applicable to a wide range of industries. It demonstrates how packages are engineered, produced, and eventually recycled.

Special attention is given to the details of machinery and processing, as well as advanced materials. The fourth edition has been systematically updated and now offers the technical foundations for emerging trends such as sustainable packaging technologies. Also in the fourth edition is new material on statistical process control for operations and quality control methods, as well as a checklist-based guide to package development and regulations.

Contents

1. Perspective on Packaging

  • What Is Packaging?
  • Primitive Packaging
  • From Rome to the Renaissance
  • The Industrial Revolution
  • The Evolution of New Packaging Roles
  • Packaging in the Late 20th Century
  • Modern Packaging
  • Environmental and Sustainability Issues
  • The Modern Packaging Industry

2. Packaging Functions

  • The Contain Function
  • The Protect/Preserve Function
  • Food Preservation
  • The Transport Function
  • The Inform/Sell Function

3. Graphic Design

  • Demographics and Psychographics
  • The Retail Environment
  • Fundamental Messages
  • Equity and Brand Names
  • Color
  • Graphic Design Basics
  • Package Design and Marketing Studies

4. Package Printing and Decorating

  • Color
  • Artwork
  • Preparation for Printing
  • Proofing
  • Printing Methods
  • Relief Printing: Flexography and Letterpress
  • Lithography
  • Gravure Printing
  • Comparing Flexography, Lithography and Gravure
  • Other Package Decoration Techniques
  • Printing Dimensional Packages
  • Labeling

5. Paper and Paperboard

  • Source and Preparation of Fiber
  • Representative Paper-Making Machines
  • Paper Characterization
  • Paper Types
  • Paperboard Grades
  • Paper Characterization Methods

6. Paperboard Cartons

  • Paperboard Package Classifications
  • Folding Carton Design
  • Selecting the Correct Paperboard
  • The Carton Production Process
  • Basic Tube-style Folding Cartons
  • Basic Tray-style Folding Cartons
  • Beverage Baskets and Setup Boxes
  • Paperboard Resources

7. Metal Cans and Containers

  • Background
  • Can-making Steels
  • Three-piece Steel Cans
  • Two-piece Drawn Cans
  • Impact Extrusion
  • Can Dimensioning
  • Protective Coatings for Cans
  • Decoration
  • Aerosols

8. Glass Containers

  • Glass Types and General Properties
  • Commercial Glass Manufacturing
  • Bottle Manufacturing
  • Bottle Design Features

9. Polymer Chemistry for the Nonchemist

  • Introduction to Plastics
  • Polarity and Material Properties
  • Hydrocarbons and Polyethylene
  • Other Packaging Polymers
  • Molecular Structure and Properties
  • Thermal Behavior
  • Density and Yield
  • Thermoplastic and Thermoset Polymers

10. Shaping Plastics

  • Selecting the Material and the Process
  • Plasticating Extruders
  • Profile Extrusion
  • Injection Molding
  • Extrusion Blow Molding
  • Injection Blow Molding
  • Bottle Design
  • Thermoforming
  • Other Forming Methods
  • Recognizing Molding Methods

11. Plastic Applications

  • Polyethylene (PE)
  • High-density Polyethylene (HDPE)
  • Low-density Polyethylene (LDPE) and Linear Low-density Polyethylene (LLDPE)
  • Polystyrene (PS)
  • Polypropylene (PP)
  • Poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET)
  • Poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC)
  • Poly(vinylidene chloride) (PVDC)
  • Poly(vinyl acetate) (PVAC) and Ethylene-vinyl Acetate (EVA)
  • Polyamide (PA or nylon)
  • Poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVAL) and Ethylene-vinyl Alcohol (EVOH)
  • Ethylene Acid Copolymers and Ionomers
  • Other Packaging Polymers
  • Additives
  • Characterizing Plastic Materials
  • Chemical Properties

12. Closures

  • Selection Considerations
  • Container and Closure Dimensioning
  • Metal Closures
  • Closure Seals
  • Plastic Closures
  • Injection Molds and Closure Design
  • Closure Application
  • Tamper-Evident Closures
  • Child-Resistant Closures
  • Special Closures and Functions

13. Adhesives

  • Introduction to Adhesives
  • Theories of Adhesion
  • Surface Treatment
  • Solidification
  • Common Classes of Packaging Adhesives
  • Adhesive Application
  • Viscosity
  • Adhesive Selection and Considerations
  • Inspecting Bond Failures

14. Flexible packaging Laminates

  • Laminates
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Vacuum Metallizing
  • Other Non-Organic Coatings and Barrier Teatments
  • Laminate Structural and Physical Properties
  • Flexible Bags, Pouches and Sachets
  • Sealability
  • Barrier Properties
  • Aesthetics and Other Properties
  • Laminating Processes
  • Specifying Laminates
  • Examples of Laminates

15. Corrugated Fiberboard

  • Historical Perspective
  • Corrugated Board
  • Properties and Tests
  • Carrier Rules and Regulations
  • Corrugated Boxes
  • Corrugated Box Printing
  • Special Board Treatments
  • Corrugated Container Quality Assurance

16. Distribution Packaging

  • Distribution Packaging: A Systems Approach
  • Tracking Distribution Losses
  • The Warehouse
  • Unit Loads
  • Good Distribution Practice
  • Evaluating Distribution Packaging

17. Shock, Vibration and Compression

  • Shock
  • Quantifying Shock Fragility
  • Cushioning Against Shock
  • Vibration
  • Compression
  • Estimating Required Compression Strength

18. Packaging Machinery

  • Automated Production
  • The New Production Line
  • Package Design and Machinability
  • Speed
  • Buffers
  • Straight-line and Rotary Systems
  • Changeovers
  • Machine Controls
  • Upgrading Existing Equipment
  • Filling Systems
  • Liquid Filling
  • Dry-product Filling
  • Introduction to Statistical Process Control

19. Applied Packaging

  • Carded Display Packaging
  • Blister Packaging
  • Carded Skin Packaging
  • Chub Packages
  • Fiber Cans
  • Collapsible Tubes
  • Plastic and Paper Bags
  • Bar Codes
  • Security Labeling
  • Durable Goods Packaging
  • Wood Packaging
  • Pharmaceutical Packaging
  • Creative Designs
  • Molded Pulp Containers and Forms

20. The Package Development Process

  • Managing the Packaging Function
  • Project Scope
  • Package Development Process
  • Specifications
  • Case Study: Redesign of an Oil Battle and Shipping System
  • An Example of Graphic Design Development
  • Package Designer's Checklist

Index

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Fundamentals of Packaging Technology
Fourth edition
by Walter Soroka

2009 • 623 pages • $254.00 + shipping
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