Packaging: Specifications: Purchasing, and Quality Control, Fourth Edition, / Edition 4

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"Fourth Edition features four case histories of production and marketing problems caused by quality and communications gaps, a new perspective on the importance of bar coades, an updated and enlarged chapter on performance testing of unit loads and shipping regulations, new information on advanced flexible packaging, and more."

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Editorial Reviews

Food Trade Review
...very readable and full of drawings showing the problems and their solutions in details.
Journal of Food Science and Technology
...a good text on basic principles of specifications and quality control.
Packaging Week
...a fund of practical information on specifications, their purposes, sensible limits, and economic implications...A useful feature of Leonard's style is to illustrate his points by working through practical examples of the effect of variations from specifications.
Explains the steps for determining what packages are needed, effectively communicating those needs to suppliers, and maintaining control over the quality and uniformity of packaging supplies and services received. Covers specifications and quality control of containers made of glass, metal, plastic, and paperboard. The latest edition includes a new perspective on the importance of bar codes, an updated chapter on performance testing of unit loads and shipping regulations, new information on advanced flexible packaging, and four case studies of production and marketing problems caused by packaging. The 1971 first edition derived from a continuing education course for packaging practitioners. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824797553
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/9/1996
  • Series: Packaging and Converting Technology Series, #7
  • Edition description: 4TH, REVISED
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.16 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Table of Contents

Functional and marketing criteria in specifications; manufacturing and cost criteria in specifications; the buyer-supplier relationship; quality-control principles; glass container specifications and quality control; metal container specifications and quality control; plastic package specifications and quality control; paperboard-based packaging; flexible packaging; utilized distribution packaging; computerized specifications; specifications and quality control of bar codes. Appendix: technical and trade associations.

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