- Complete one-volume reference to English-language packaging terminology
- Defines terms for materials, manufacturing, converting and printing
- Covers packaging processes, measurement units, and analytic techniques
- Revised and updated with new terms
Comprising over 4,500 definitions, many illustrated, the Glossary of Packaging Terminology provides in one handy reference book a detailed explanation of the often arcane, English-language terminology that denotes the materials and manufacturing processes used in all phases of the packaging industry. This is an indispensable reference for all who use packaging technology.
The book concentrates on the material components of packaging, ranging from wood and metal to the latest plastics. At the same time, the book presents many illustrated descriptions of the machinery and processes whereby packaging materials are formed. Definitions are also provided for the words used in packaging converting and printing, with attention paid to testing. Filling processes and machinery are covered in detail.
New to this volume are technical terms related to sustainability and green manufacturing. Also defined are hundreds of terms unique to the United States packaging industry.
Walter Soroka, CPP, is an international leader in packaging. His work on the seminar “Fundamentals of Packaging Technology,” and its companion textbook, laid the foundation for continuing packaging education in North America. With more than three decades in the field, including more than 15 years of teaching the seminar, he has a unique grasp of the span of packaging issues. This glossary brings together all the disparate terms of packaging into one concise, focused edition.