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3rd Edition

Handbook of Package Engineering

ISBN 9781566763066
Published April 23, 1998 by CRC Press
698 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Elements of Packaging
Fields of Packaging
State of the Art
The Newest Challenge
The Packaging Function
Preparation for a Packaging Career
The Packaging Professional
Successful Package Design
Handbook Structure
1. Chapter 2 Paper and Paperboard
The Structure of Wood
Making Pulp
Processing Pulp
Papermaking Machines
Type of Paper
Types of Paperboard
Chapter 3 Films and Foils
Film Production Methods
Common Packaging Films and Uses
Speciality Films
Metal Foils
Chapter 4 Coating and Lamination of Flexible Materials
Coating Techniques
Coating Materials
Chapter 5 Bags, Sacks, and Pouches
Advantages and Disadvantages
Types of Paper Bags
Design Considerations
Types of Plastic Bags
Filling Methods
Types of Pouches
Pouch Applications
Chapter 6 Folding Cartons and Set-up Boxes
Advantages and Disadvantages
The Materials
Folding Carton Design
Carton Manufacture
Carton Filling
Printing Methods
Set-up Boxes
Chapter 7 Fibre Tubes, Cans, and Drums
Composite Cans and Tubes
Fibre Drums
Chapter 8 Plastics
General Background
General Chemistry
General Properties and Testing
Plastic Properties
Plastic Additives
Selected Plastics for Packaging
Plastic Processes
Plastic Drums
Coatings and Coextrusion
Chapter 9 Glassware
Advantages and Disadvantages
Chemistry of Glass
Mechanical Properties of Glass
Design Considerations
Tubing Products
Chapter 10 Metal Containers
Advantages and Disadvantages
Can Materials
Can Manufacturing
Types of Cans
Aluminum Trays
Collapsible Tubes
Steel Drums and Pails
Chapter 11 Pressurized Packaging
Advantages and Disadvantages
Principles of Operation
Selection Criteria
Filling Processes
Pumps and Sprayers
Chapter 12 Labeling and Decorating
Label Materials
Label Storage
Types of Labels
Printing/Decorating Processes
Label Design
Label Costs
Chapter 13 Caps and Seals
Screw Caps
Lug Caps
Dispensing Caps
Special Functions
Rubber Closure
Inner Seals
Container Seals
Chapter 14 Corrugate Fiberwood
Box Construction
Board Construction
Design Considerations
Closing and Sealing
Chapter 15 Wood Containers
History and Statistics
Characteristics of Wood
Advantages and Disadvantages
Selection Criteria
Nailed Boxes
Wirebound Boxes and Crates
Pallet Containers
Chapter 16 Cushioning
Required Data
Cushioning Materials
Selecting a Cushioning Method
Chapter 17 Machinery Selection and Specification
General Considerations
The Systems Approach
Selection of Equipment
Line Layout
The Machine Manufacturer
Type of Machines
Machine Ordering and Scheduling
Chapter 18 Preshipment Testing
Testing Equipment
Distribution Testing
Chapter 19 Quality Control
Quality Control
Incoming Material
Chapter 20 Laws and Regulations
Basic Legal Procedure
Packaging Regulations
Government Packaging
Other Laws and Regulations
Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights
Chapter 21 Packaging and the Environment
The Current Situation
Recycling of Packaging
Source Reduction
Packaging Reuse
Biodegradable Packaging
Certification Programs
Foreign Packaging Waste Regulations

Joseph F. Hanlon
A Rutgers University graduate in chemistry, Joseph F. Hanlon had a distinguished career in packaging, beginning at White Laboratories where he started a packaging department in 1935. He went on to work for Johnson & Johnson, where he also established a packaging department and then held packaging positions at both American Cyanamid and Hoffman-LaRoche. After 10 years at Hoffman-LaRoche, he spent another decade consulting in the legal aspects of packaging.
The Handbook of Package Engineering, which was first published in 1973, quickly became the basic reference text for packaging professionals and students. He revised the book for a second edition in 1983 and was at work on the third edition at the time of his death in 1996. He was elected to the Packaging Education Forum's Packaging Hall of Fame later that year for his contributions to the packaging profession.
Robert J. Kelsey
Bob Kelsey holds a degree in food technology, a co-major in bacteriology and minors in both chemistry and process engineering from the University of Massachusetts, a certificate in mechanical engineering from the U.S. Navy, and certificates for courses in electronic engineering from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Early in his career, he served as engineering editor of Food Engineering. At Modern Packaging magazine, he was successively engineering editor, editor-in-chief, and executive editor. He helped establish the Center for Packaging Science and Engineering at Rutgers University, where he has served as an adjunct professor of Packaging Law and Regulation. Since 1973, he has been president of Kelsey Corp., a consulting engineering firm specializing in structural packaging design and machine systems engineering.
In 1990 he was elected to the Packaging Education Forum's Packaging Hall of Fame. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Packaging Professionals, a Lifetime Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and belongs to the Society of Manufacturing Engineers' Machine Vision and Robotics International Divisions, and the American Society for Testing Materials Committees F-2 and D-10 for flexible and corrugated packaging. He is a long-time member of IoPP's Eastern Equipment Committee.
Hallie E. Forcinio
Hallie Forcinio has worked as a freelance journalist since January 1993. A specialist in packaging topics and technology issues, she writes regularly for Pharmaceutical Technology and BrandMarketing. She also is a contributor to Automatic ID News, Managing Automation and Packaging Technology & Engineering magazines. Her communications career includes 10 years as an editor on Food & Drug Packaging.
She is a member of the Institute of Packaging Professionals, the International Packaging Press Organisation, the Interational Association of Business Communicators and the American Society of Business Press Editors. She has been listed in Who's Who in the Midwest, Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America, Who's Who in the Media and Communications and Who's Who of American Women.
An award-winning journalist, her publications experience began in college on the campus newspaper. She is a cum laude graduate of Baldwin-Wallace College, a liberal arts school in Berea, Ohio.

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