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The Wiley encyclopedia of packaging technology
Marsh, Kenneth S.
Second edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Wiley, [1997]

Physical Description:
xii, 1023 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
General Note:
"A Wiley-Interscience publication."
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TS195.A2 W55 1997 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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The complete guide to modern packaging techniques and materials-updated and expanded
This A-to-Z guide covers technologies used to package consumer and industrial products across all industries-from food to automobiles, soft drinks to pharmaceuticals. It features complete coverage of all the basic packaging materials and formats (boxes, shrink wrap, etc.) and supplies a wealth of information on conversion processes such as laminating and plastics manufacture. It also offers details on all packaging machinery and equipment currently in use worldwide.
The Wiley Encyclopedia of Packaging Technology, Second Edition is thoroughly updated and expanded by 25 percent. Coverage includes the many changes in materials, processes, technologies, and regulations that have occurred over the past decade, as well as the latest developments in marketing, economics, recycling and the environment, computer-aided design, coatings, nutritional labels, microwave packaging, polyester bottles and jars, and more.
The Wiley Encyclopedia of Packaging Technology, Second Edition brings you:
* More than 250 alphabetical listings, covering all stages of the packaging process-from raw materials to distribution
* Contributions from experts in everything from additives to microwave packaging trademarks to zero-crush packaging
* Complete coverage of relevant federal and state laws and regulations
* Large, double-column format for easy reference
* Extensive cross-referencing and easy-to-access information on all subjects

Author Notes

Dr. AARON L. BRODY of Rubbright Brody, Inc. and Dr. KENNETH S. MARSH of Kenneth S. Marsh & Associates, Ltd. bring to this encyclopedic compilation more than 50 years of experience in the packaging industry and a strong association with the Institute of Packaging Professionals.

Reviews 1

Choice Review

As one might expect, this new edition places greater emphasis on computer technology, standards, electronic packaging, and recycling. Most but not all the approximately 300 short articles are signed; contributors, almost without exception, are from industry. The articles are well written, without excess technical jargon; and photographs, diagrams, and charts are more than adequate. Articles usually include recent bibliographies and glossaries, with terms defined within the context of the article, and there is a glossary of approximately 400 terms at the back of the volume. However, there are a few flaws. Most articles are either new or extensively revised, but a small number are nearly identical with those in the first edition (1986). Although the index is extensive, more cross-references are needed in the text; e.g., an entry on Japanese packaging is listed under "Nippon's Packaging," but there is no cross-reference from "Japanese packaging." There are chapters on laws and regulations in the US and in Europe, but none for other areas. The section on colorants includes CAS Registry Numbers, but the Registry Numbers should be more widely used. These shortcomings do not seriously detract from the overall high quality of this title, which is more extensive and current than Joseph F. Hanlon's Handbook of Package Engineering (2nd ed., 1984) and Charles A. Harper's Handbook of Electronic Packaging (1969). A very welcome addition to engineering, food science, materials science, pharmacy, and other technology collections from the community college level through graduate and professional levels. M. A. Manion; University of Massachusetts at Lowell