A complete reference on wood- and paper-based packaging use ·
Fully illustrated · Provides handy testing guides and charts · Includes a comprehensive historical perspective on wood- and paper-based packaging
Paper, paperboard, corrugated fiberboard and wood are the most widely used packaging materials in the world. Not only are paper and wood significant materials in the history of packaging, but they also are used in an even higher volume in packaging today. There is little doubt they will continue to play a role in the future because trees, from which these ever-useful materials derive, are a plentiful, natural, renewable, biodegradable resource.
This book describes the properties, manufacturing processes, function, and design of wood, paper, paperboard and corrugated fiberboard as packaging materials. Its complete and illustrated section on the history of packaging is enlightening and useful for understanding the reasons behind many of the names and traditional uses of wood- and paper-based packaging. In addition, the book's description of commonly used terminologies and tests, and its in-depth discussions of the justification behind them, make it a useful reference for students and packaging professionals alike.
About the Author The authors, Susan E.M. Selke, Ph.D., and Diana Twede, Ph.D., are professors in the Michigan State University School of Packaging, the nation's premier institution for educating packaging professionals.
Product Details Hardcover: 528 pages Publisher: DEStech Publications, Inc. (August 2004) Language: English ISBN-10: 1932078428 ISBN-13: 978-1932078428 Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.2 x 1.1 inches