The Packaging User s Handbook

Author: Frank A. Paine
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461314837
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The first version of this book, Packaging Materials and Containers was published in 1967 and was revised extensively ten years later under the title The Packaging Media. Some thirty or so authors were involved in producing the initial texts for these books, and I must acknowledge their material, much of which is still valid. It is now thirteen years since The Packaging Media-high time to take stock and incorporate the considerable advances in materials, forms, techniques and machinery that have taken place. In 1977, wherever possible, we asked the original authors to carry out the revisions, but retirements and job changes have now eliminated over twenty of the original authors. We have therefore appointed an Editorial Board to advise on this more extensive revision, and I wish to thank them for their detailed and helpful assistance: Dr C. J. Mackson and Professor Y. Dagel for general comments and guidance on the overall plan and, in particular, the Introduction (chapter 1); Graham Gordon and Harri Mostyn for assistance with much of Part D on Distribution Packages, and Dennis Hine and Susan Selke for their work in respect of paperboard and plastics retail packaging, respectively. A major contribution was made by the seventh member of the Editorial Board, David Osborne, who advised in the area of glass.

Packaging of Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare Products

Author: Frank A. Paine
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461521259
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Technology & Engineering

As was the case with Charles Ross's Packaging of Pharmaceuticals published by the UK Institute of Packaging in 1975 it is assumed that the reader of this book already has a broad understanding of the basics of packaging. If not the Packaging Users Handbook and the Handbook of Food Packaging are recommended. The packaging needs of pharmaceuticals are different in degree only from those of other perishable products such as processed foods. Because the required action of a medication can be nullified by any deterioration in its active principles the protection required from its packaging is at least an order of magnitude greater than that needed by foods for example. Functional efficiency is therefore of prime importance. Conversely the need for the packaging to 'sell' the medication is much less, hence the graphics required need only provide the right 'image' for the product when presented for use in hospital or surgery. Even when on sale at the pharmacy the 'appeal' required is that of providing hygiene and confidence more than anything else. Thus, the textual requirements are paramount including traceability (batch numbers, date-coding etc) in case of recall; while striking appearance to attract customer attention is in lower key. And with the increase in malicious tampering nowadays recall is more frequent.

A Handbook of Food Packaging

Author: Frank A. Paine
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461528104
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This is the second edition of a successful title first published in 1983 and now therefore a decade out of date. The authors consider the development of the right package for a particular food in a particular market, from the point of view of the food technologist, the packaging engineer and those concerned with marketing. While the original format has been retained, the contents have been thoroughly revised to take account of the considerable advances made in recent years in the techniques offood processing, packaging and distribution. While efficient packaging is even more a necessity for every kind of food, whether fresh or processed, and is an essential link between the food producer and the consumer, the emphasis on its several functions has changed. Its basic function is to identify the product and ensure that it travels safely through the distribution system to the consumer. Packaging designed and constructed solely for this purpose adds little or nothing to the value of the product, merely preserving farm or processor freshness or preventing physical damage, and cost effectiveness is the sole criterion for success. If, however, the packaging facilitates the use of the product, is reusable or has an after-use, some extra value can be added to justify the extra cost and promote sales. Many examples of packaging providing such extra value can be cited over the last decade.

Handbook of Package Engineering Third Edition

Author: Joseph F. Hanlon
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1566763061
Release Date: 1998-04-23
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Now in its third edition, the Handbook of Package Engineering is still considered the standard industry reference on packaging materials and engineering. This text is a useful source of information for anyone involved in packaging. Designed as a refresher on packaging fundamentals, this complete guide also provides information on recent changes in the materials and structures of packaging. It reviews the essentials of production - packaging operations, line layout, and the machines that are required in order to perform basic packaging functions. It introduces the increasing web of laws and regulations controlling virtually all packaged products.

Medical Device Packaging Handbook Second Edition Revised and Expanded

Author: Max Sherman
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0849384494
Release Date: 1998-08-25
Genre: Medical

This volume details current developments in industry practices and standards relating to medical device packaging. This edition offers entirely new as well as revised chapters on packaging materials, package validation and methods and integrity testing, bar-coding technology, environmentally sound packaging and disposal procedures, storage autoclave sytems, international standards, customer needs, regulatory aspects, and more.

Handbook of Paper and Paperboard Packaging Technology

Author: Mark J. Kirwan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118470923
Release Date: 2012-11-07
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The definitive industry reference on the paper and paperboard packaging sector. Now in a fully revised and updated second edition, this book discusses all the main types of packaging based on paper and paperboard. It considers the raw materials, the manufacture of paper and paperboard, and the basic properties and features on which packaging made from these materials depends for its appearance and performance. The manufacture of twelve types of paper- and paperboard-based packaging is described, together with their end-use applications and the packaging machinery involved. The importance of pack design is stressed, as well as how these materials offer packaging designers opportunities for imaginative and innovative design solutions. Environmental factors, including resource sustainability, societal and waste management issues are addressed in a dedicated chapter. The book is directed at readers based in companies which manufacture packaging grades of paper and paperboard, companies involved in the design, printing and production of packaging, and companies which manufacture inks, coatings, adhesives and packaging machinery. It will be essential reading for students of packaging technology and technologists working in food manufacturing who are users of paper and paperboard packaging products. Praise for the First Edition ‘This book is a valuable addition to the library of any forward-looking company by providing in-depth coverage of all aspects of packaging which involve the most ecologically acceptable material, namely paper and paperboard.’—International Journal of Dairy Technology ‘...a welcome contribution to a field where coverage was previously limited to subject-specific books... or to single chapters in textbooks on broader aspects of packaging technology.’—Packaging Technology and Science

The Electronic Packaging Handbook

Author: Glenn R. Blackwell
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420049844
Release Date: 2017-12-21
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The packaging of electronic devices and systems represents a significant challenge for product designers and managers. Performance, efficiency, cost considerations, dealing with the newer IC packaging technologies, and EMI/RFI issues all come into play. Thermal considerations at both the device and the systems level are also necessary. The Electronic Packaging Handbook, a new volume in the Electrical Engineering Handbook Series, provides essential factual information on the design, manufacturing, and testing of electronic devices and systems. Co-published with the IEEE, this is an ideal resource for engineers and technicians involved in any aspect of design, production, testing or packaging of electronic products, regardless of whether they are commercial or industrial in nature. Topics addressed include design automation, new IC packaging technologies, materials, testing, and safety. Electronics packaging continues to include expanding and evolving topics and technologies, as the demand for smaller, faster, and lighter products continues without signs of abatement. These demands mean that individuals in each of the specialty areas involved in electronics packaging-such as electronic, mechanical, and thermal designers, and manufacturing and test engineers-are all interdependent on each others knowledge. The Electronic Packaging Handbook elucidates these specialty areas and helps individuals broaden their knowledge base in this ever-growing field.

Pharmaceutical Packaging Handbook

Author: Edward Bauer
Publisher: Taylor & Francis US
ISBN: 9781420012736
Release Date: 2009-03-24
Genre: Medical

Pharmaceutical Packaging Handbook provides a complete overview of the role that packaging plays in the development and delivery of pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Supplying a thorough examination of the industry in size and scope, the book covers drug dosage forms, vaccines, biologically produced products, and medical foods. Features: Discusses how packaging is designed and integrated into the product development cycle Provides an overview of the regulatory environment procedures Describes the materials used to package pharmaceuticals, including glass, metal, plastics, flexible films, rubber, and elastomers Examines new hybrids used for packaging Explores the processing techniques used with the materials to produce pharmaceutical containers Discusses some of the strengths and weaknesses of the processes used for container fabrication Explains retort, aseptic, gas, and radiation sterilization of product Reviews labeling and design for pharmaceuticals, including how labels are produced, materials used, and production techniques Complete and straightforward, the book lists information in an easy to follow fashion, making it a complete standalone reference for anyone working in the pharmaceutical industry.

Cartons Crates and Corrugated Board Second Edition

Author: Diana Twede
Publisher: DEStech Publications, Inc
ISBN: 9781605951355
Release Date: 2014-12-22
Genre: Technology & Engineering

New expanded second edition with key technical, regulatory and marketing developments from the past 10 years in the packaging industryCovers the materials, processes, and design of virtually all paper and fiberboard packaging for end-products, displays, storage and distributionNew information on European and global standards, selection criteria for paperboard, as well as emerging sustainability initiativesExplains recent tests, measurements and costs with ready-to-use calculations Ten years ago, the first edition of Cartons, Crates and Corrugated Board quickly became the standard reference book for wood- and paper-based packaging. Endorsed by TAPPI and other professional societies and used as a textbook worldwide, the book has now been extensively revised and updated by a team formed by the original authors and two additional authors. While preserving the critical performance and design data of the previous edition, this second expanded edition offers new information on the technologies, tests and regulations impacting the paper and corrugated industries worldwide, with a special focus on Europe and Japan. New information has been added on tests and novel designs for folded cartons, as well as expanded discussions of paperboard selection for specific applications, emerging barrier packaging, food contact and migration, and the dynamics and opportunities of corrugated in distribution systems. Recent developments on recycling and sustainability are also highlighted.

Handbook of Aseptic Processing and Packaging Second Edition

Author: Jairus R. D. David
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781439807200
Release Date: 2012-11-15
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Since publication of the first edition of this book, Aseptic Processing and Packaging of Food, significant changes have taken place in several aseptic processing and packaging areas. These include changes in aseptic filling of nutritional beverages in plastic bottles; the popularity of value-added commodity products such as juice, concentrate, and puree; pouches and bag-in-box bulk packaging; and other novel package concepts possessing a range of consumer convenience and ergonomic features. The newly titled Handbook of Aseptic Processing and Packaging, Second Edition explores the application of existing and new food processing methods and sensor technologies. It is an essential guide for those developing day-to-day procedures for a number of different aseptic processing and packaging applications. New Topics in the Second Edition: Current information on aseptic packaging materials and sterilants Aseptic bulk packaging, with a historical perspective and an update on the current state of bulk packaging in container sizes ranging from several gallons to several millions of gallons Aseptic processing operations, including the processing products as well as the operation of aseptic packaging systems Failure mode effect analysis and spoilage troubleshooting, with examples of different failure modes and their effects on food safety Aseptic processing of particulate foods, including the use of microwave for heating and technology available to monitor and develop processes for this category of foods Contract manufacturers and their role in introducing innovative products to market The contributors to this volume have more than 150 years of combined food industry experience, encompassing production, quality assurance, research and development, and sales in aseptic processing and packaging. Their insight provides a comprehensive update on this rapidly developing technology for the food processing industry.

Handbook of Electronic Package Design

Author: Michael Pecht
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0824779215
Release Date: 1991-08-16
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Both a handbook for practitioners and a text for use in teaching electronic packaging concepts, guidelines, and techniques. The treatment begins with an overview of the electronics design process and proceeds to examine the levels of electronic packaging and the fundamental issues in the development

Handbook of Beverage Packaging

Author: Geoff A. Giles
Publisher: Taylor & Francis US
ISBN: 1850759898
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The beverage industry uses very specific packaging for a wide variety of products, ranging from those requiring heat treatment (usually in the package) to those requiring the retention of carbonation for a specified shelf life. Packaging development moves on rapidly, and package manufacturers continue to find new solutions to old problems and to provide answers to the increasing number of environmental issues facing our industry. Despite the pace of development the nature of the problems remains relatively unchanged: how to provide more with less, how to reconcile the need for lighter-weight packages with the fact that distribution chains continue to get longer, how to achieve faster manufacturing operations - whether making a package or filling it, the challenge of providing capital . In practice, the successful package supports the brand through differentiation at the point of sale, is used by the consumer effortlessly and is then discarded - without the consumer giving the package a second thought! This volume provides an overview of all the packaging formats of interest to the beverage packaging technologist. It also considers the interface between them and the packaging equipment. Authors of individual chapters come from major packaging organisations or major brand companies. As they are dealing with these industries on a day-to-day basis, their views and problems are current. The volume is directed at packaging and beverage technologists who require a broad coverage of the present state of the art.

The Hitchhiker s Guide to Python

Author: Kenneth Reitz
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781491933220
Release Date: 2016-08-30
Genre: Computers

The Hitchhiker's Guide to Python takes the journeyman Pythonista to true expertise. More than any other language, Python was created with the philosophy of simplicity and parsimony. Now 25 years old, Python has become the primary or secondary language (after SQL) for many business users. With popularity comes diversity—and possibly dilution. This guide, collaboratively written by over a hundred members of the Python community, describes best practices currently used by package and application developers. Unlike other books for this audience, The Hitchhiker’s Guide is light on reusable code and heavier on design philosophy, directing the reader to excellent sources that already exist.